Papers re Richard Afton

Scope and Content

Poem - 'Almost Lost' by Richard Afton; Catholic pocket prayer book inscribed 'To Dear Chili, with my love, Dick, Xmas 1942'; version of will and telegram.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Afton ( actually O'Connor) was a company manager for Bernard Delfont, during the tour of 'Almost a Honeymoon' and 'Jam Today' in 1941. He was also involved in presenting 'A Little Bit of Fluff' which opened at the Ambassadors Theatre, London in 1943. He acted as manager and lead in the same production in Cairo and Alexandria with ENSA.

Related Material

Photographs of Richard Afton can be seen in the Cairo Album - 7/CHB 2/4/3.