Cuttings book

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  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/6/3/43
  • Dates of Creation
      16 Jan 1957-31 May 1958
  • Physical Description
      5 pieces: hardback volume and 4 cuttings.

Scope and Content

Labelled "Press cuttings 1957" and containing cuttings relating to: the speaking of poetry; a re-showing of Perfect Strangers; The Stained Glass at Fairford; The 39 Steps; the theatre generally; the showing of classic Korda films on the newly established British commercial channel (ITV); pieces on individual actors and writers such as Flora Robson, Esme Percy and Walter Greenwood; the release in Britain of the musical setting of T.S. Eliot's Practical Cats, with narration by RD; broadcasts involving RD, including his return after ill health to narrate television programme This Was the Future (December 1957), and the planned radio broadcast of Browning's The Ring and The Book featuring RD and other actors in 1958; The Inn of the Sixth Happiness; and RD's collapse on set and admission to hospital in May.

Includes 4 loose cuttings.