In 1952 Greenwood submitted an idea to the BBC for a series of loosely linked plays called The Adventures of Harry Latham. The hero, Harry, is a retired businessman who wants to spend his time helping people who have fallen through the cracks: the plays were intended to be humorous but also to show the… Continue reading New Material about Greenwood’s Rejected 1952 BBC Radio Script The Adventures of Harry Latham
I've added an extract from a review or reviews for each of Greenwood's nine published or performed plays. I've tried to chose reviews which give a sense of the interests and topics of each play, how it was received, and how good the production and performance were thought to be. These review extracts are perhaps… Continue reading New Reviews Material Added to Walter Greenwood’s Plays Article
The headline (Picture Post Vol.9, number 10, 7 December 1940, pp.18-19) Six months before the general release of Love on the Dole in the UK in June 1941, the innovative photojournalism magazine Picture Post published a lavishly illustrated double-page feature about Deborah Kerr and her forthcoming film. This article explores how the photographs and text… Continue reading New Article: Picture Post Foretells a Star: Deborah Kerr (December 1940)
I have referred to Eleanor Roosevelt's positive response to the play before, but this is a more detailed account. Greenwood, when he was arguing against the censorship of a film version of Love on the Dole over a period of five years ( from 1935 to 1940), said that the three million people, including members… Continue reading New Article: Eleanor Roosevelt Goes to see Love on the Dole!
I was delighted to find this interview with the screenwriter Barbara K. Emary, which was collected in 1988 as part of an excellent oral history project on the British Entertainment Industry. Her personal memories of working on John Baxter's film add some further insights into the production processes of the film and allow us to… Continue reading New Article: Screenwriter Barbara K . Emary Looks Back on the Making of the 1941 Love on the Dole (1988)