Cuttings book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/6/1/3
  • Dates of Creation
      1936-1944
  • Physical Description
      2 pieces: hardback volume and loose insert. Condition: the edges of some of the cuttings are flaking and disintegrating.

Scope and Content

Contains: a serialised life story of Noel Coward in the Sunday Express (1937); series of articles on glamour by Gertrude Lawrence (July 1936); serialised life story of Grace Moore (June-July 1936); a series entitled 'What I Want From Life' run by The Star (1937), including a contribution from RD. These pieces are followed by cuttings relating more specifically to RD's work, including: Knight Without Armour (1937); Good-bye, Mr. Chips (1939-40); The Young Mr. Pitt (1941-2); Sabotage Agent [or The Adventures of Tartu] (1942-3); To Dream Again by Veronica Haigh (1942); Heartbreak House by Shaw (1943); reviews of The King of Nowhere by James Bridie, which included Laurence Olivier in the cast (1938); and Helen Waddell's work in 1944 on a play based on her novel Peter Abelard. Includes one loose insert: a sheet from Gaumont-British Magazine (January 1938) featuring RD as 'Star of the Month'.