This is a unique record of a response by two 'ordinary' (if perhaps fictional) Yorkshire folk to Greenwood and Gow's play in its pre-London regional tour in 1934. The play moved them a great deal, as the columnist 'W.L.A.' reported in the Leeds Mercury on 19th May 1934. https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/mr-and-mrs-buslingthorpe-go-and-see-love-on-the-dole-grand-theatre-leeds-may-1934/ By mid-November I'll add a further… Continue reading New Article: ‘Mr and Mrs Buslingthorpe Go and See Love on the Dole (Grand Theatre, Leeds, May, 1934)’
I've added this newly located photo to the ' Film of Love on the Dole' article: https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/the-film-of-love-on-the-dole-1941/ . It shows Deborah Kerr as Sally Hardcastle, together with her mother and female neighbours. Best, Chris.
The sustained success of Greenwood and Gow's stage adaptation from 1934 until 1937 (with a revival in 1939) was a theatrical phenomenon. Some of the cast had well-established careers already, but for many, appearing in the play made their names and launched life-long careers. The biggest star to emerge was Wendy Hiller as Sally Hardcastle,… Continue reading New Article: Love on the Dole: the Actors (1934-1937)
In one of my earliest articles on the site I traced as many as possible of the dust-wrappers or cover designs in which Greenwood's books have been published. See https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/longer-articles-2/ However, despite looking for over a decade, I could not find a copy of his only thriller, Only Mugs Work (Hutchinson, 1938) complete with its… Continue reading Walter Greenwood: The Missing Dust-Wrapper – NOW FOUND!
Though their wedding on 22 September 1937 was widely reported in the national press and in dozens of regional papers, relatively few articles included photos of the couple. Indeed though Pearl was a star in her own right I have not found many photos of her in the press alone either. I am very pleased… Continue reading New Photograph: Walter Greenwood and Pearl Alice Osgood