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
A reader of this web/blogsite recently and kindly contacted me to tell me about a copy of Greenwood's 1938 novel, The Secret Kingdom, with an inscription to a Taylor Briggs. This helped me to trace an enduring interest which Greenwood took in his father's trade (though there is still more to find out about this).… Continue reading New Article: Walter Greenwood and his Father’s Trade (Hairdresser)
I have just discovered a thirties cigarette card which featured Wendy Hiller as Sally Hardcastle in a scene from Love on the Dole. I was, of course, delighted to learn that that the play did make it into the world of cigarette cards as early as 1935, when it was enjoying its first success, and… Continue reading New Article: Love on the Dole – a Second Cigarette Card (1935)
Though there were two BBC TV versions of Love on the Dole in the sixties, we do not have recordings of them. However, ITV kept a tape of their wonderful 1967 production. This article is about that adaptation and how this thirties story was seen by the press in the much more affluent nineteen-sixties. Love… Continue reading New Article: Love on the Dole in a Time of Full Employment: the Granada/ATV TV Adaptation (1967)