The play adaptation (co-written with Ronald Gow) increased Greenwood's fame and greatly increased the audience he reached. This has long been a gap in my blog, which I've now filled. Fame: Love on the Dole (the Play, 1934, co-written with Ronald Gow) Best, Chris.
I have located two more short stories by Greenwood - one from 1940, one from 1946. The first, 'Rose Red, Rose White' is unique among his fiction in having an agricultural setting (and is about Lancashire/Yorkshire rivalries and the dangers of stereotyping). The second, 'Landmark' is one of several stories set in his fictional Cornish… Continue reading Two More Walter Greenwood Short Stories Found
I always hoped I'd find a Walter Greenwood cigarette card- but alas there never was one. However, I did eventually find the Love on the Dole cigarette card in a Four Square series. Here it is. Best Chris
I have recently bought this fragile Love on the Dole artefact, which tells us quite a lot about the success of the film version in Australia after 1942, partly a result of its being completely banned by the Australian film censorship system for six days in late September 1942. Love on the Dole: an Australian… Continue reading New Article: Love on the Dole – an Australian Glass-slide Cinema Advert, circa 1942
Elizabeth Greenwood, Walter's mother, saved all her theatre and opera programmes and 'jealously preserved' them. This is a selection of images of theatre programmes for Love on the Dole preserved by audience members from the London premiere in 1935 until the twenty-first century. Love on the Dole 1935-2010: ‘Programmes Jealously Preserved’ Best Chris.