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.
This is how someone keen to keep up with modern drama might have learnt more about Greenwood's play in 1936. The Autodidact’s Introduction to Love on the Dole: the Nelson Anthology of Modern Drama (1936) Best Chris.
Gracie Fields was an enormous star in Britain in the nineteen-thirties - first of music hall and then of film. She went to see the play of Love on the Dole early in its first production at the Garrick Theatre at the start of 1935. She expressed in public her great admiration for Greenwood's play,… Continue reading New Article: Walter Greenwood and Gracie Fields