Walter Greenwood Web-site Development Plan

I began the Walter Greenwood: Not Just Love on the Dole site in 2017. It now hosts articles totalling just over 234,000 words together with some 200 images (the home page image is the lower half of the first edition dust-wrapper of Greenwood’s second novel, His Worship the Mayor, 1934, scanned from a copy in the author’s collection).  I will be adding fairly regularly a number of new articles about Greenwood. Already completed are the seventy-four articles listed below in order of publication. The sixty-one articles with an asterisk are new and original research completed since my book came out in April 2018; un-asterisked articles are based on research in my book, though all material is revised and updated. The website draws on research in the book, but by no means simply duplicates material nor the overall argument of the book – the website is rather an expansion and addition to the topics covered in the book, and moves beyond its central focus on Love on the Dole, as well as incorporating extensive visual material which it was not possible to include in the original hard-copy format. In short, the book and the website should probably both be read by serious Greenwood scholars and fans . . .

Articles published in order of publication:

‘Greenwood’s Other Books’  (my introductions to ten of his novels, his two non-fiction works, and his memoir – the fullest published account of his complete literary oeuvre)

‘Greenwood’s Dust-Wrappers and Covers 1933 to the present’ *

‘Walter Greenwood: a Biographical Time-line’ *

‘Resources for Learning about Walter Greenwood.’

‘Walter Greenwood’s Short Stories.’ *

‘Walter Greenwood and Arthur Wragg’s The Cleft Stick  – an Introduction’ *

‘Walter Greenwood and Film’

‘The Film of Love on the Dole (1941)’

‘Why is Walter Greenwood important?’

‘Walter Greenwood’s Creative Partnerships.’ *

‘Love on the Dole in Sheffield: a Unique Story.’ *

‘Love on the Dole – a Concise Commercial Adaptation (1939)?’ *

‘Love on the Dole and the Clergy’ *

‘Walter Greenwood and the Spy: an Incredible Story’ *

‘Walter Greenwood’s Finances and Love on the Dole’ *

‘Walter Greenwood’s Tie’ *

‘Walter Greenwood and the Delta Bombers’ *

‘A Second Walter Greenwood? Edward A. Hibbitt, Salford Novelist’ *

‘Love on the Dole – a Home-made Dust-wrapper’ *

‘Walter Greenwood: a Biography’

‘Cape and Penguin Advertise Greenwood’ *

‘Three New Autobiographical Pieces by Walter Greenwood’ *

‘Walter Greenwood on Radio and TV’ *

‘Walter Greenwood and Dora Bryan’ *

‘Walter Greenwood and Gracie Fields’ *

‘Walter Greenwood and Robert Donat’ *

‘Walter Greenwood and Robert Newton’ *

‘Walter Greenwood and Thora Hird’ *

‘The Autodidact’s Introduction to Love on the Dole: the Nelson Anthology of Modern Drama (1936)’ *

Love on the Dole: ‘Programmes Jealously Preserved’, 1935-2010′ *

‘Love on the Dole: an Australian Glass-slide Cinema Advert, circa 1942’ *

‘Love on the Dole: the Cigarette Card’ *

‘Fame: Love on the Dole (the Play, 1934, co-written with Ronald Gow)’

‘Love on the Dole in a time of Full Employment: Granada/ATV’s Television Adaptation (1967)’. *

Love on the Dole: a Second Cigarette Card (1935)’ *

‘Walter Greenwood and his Father’s Trade (Hairdresser)’ *

Love on the Dole: the Actors (1934-1937)’ *

‘Mr and Mrs Buslingthorpe Go and See Love on the Dole (Grand Theatre, Leeds, May 1934)’ *

‘George Bernard Shaw, Wendy Hiller and Walter Greenwood’ *

‘Walter Greenwood’s Christmas Present to Arthur Wragg’ *

‘The Pictures … Are Even More Stark Than the Prose’ (Sheffield Telegraph 2/12/1937):  Word and Image in Walter Greenwood and Arthur Wragg’s The Cleft Stick (1937) in Word & Image, Volume 36, 2020, Issue 4, pp.321-342. * Available via open access:  Word and Image in Walter Greenwood and Arthur Wragg’s The Cleft Stick (1937)

‘Who went to see the Play in the Thirties? The Reception of Love on the Dole Revisited’ *

‘I Have a Ticket for Love on the Dole at the Garrick! (January 1935)’ *

‘The National Portrait Gallery Portrait of Wendy Hiller as Sally Hardcastle (1935) by Thomas Cantrell Dugdale’ *

‘Deborah Kerr, Stardom, and Love on the Dole‘ *

‘Walter Greenwood and George Formby’ *

‘A Forgotten Love on the Dole Rehearsal Photograph by James  ‘Jimmy’ Jarché (December 1940)’ *

‘Walter Greenwood’s Plays 1934-1971’ *

‘Screenwriter Barbara K. Emary Looks Back on the Making of the 1941 Love on the Dole (1988)’ *

‘Eleanor Roosevelt Goes to See Love on the Dole (Shubert Theatre, New York, April 1936)’ *

‘Picture Post Foretells a Star: Deborah Kerr (December 1940)’ *

‘Walter Greenwood: the Kersal Flats.Co.Uk Interview (1973)’ *

‘Walter Greenwood: ‘Those Turbulent Years’ Interview (John Tusa, BBC Radio 4, 1971)’ *

‘Walter Greenwood: ‘Dole Cue’ Interview (Catherine Stott, the Guardian, 1971)’ *

‘ “Any Bread, Cake or Pie?”: Walter Greenwood’s Hunger Story (1937)’ *

‘Walter Greenwood: ‘Old Habits Die Hard’ Interview (George Rosie, the Radio Times, 1971)’ *

‘The (Only) Portrait of Walter Greenwood, by Margaret Rosemary Anyon Cook (1950?)’ *

‘Walter Greenwood Among the Artists: Polperro (1936-1965)’*

‘ “Walter Greenwood Come Home” (interview with Geoffrey Moorhouse, the Guardian, 1967)*

‘Four Publicity Photos and the US Release of Love on the Dole (Four Continents Films Inc., 12 October 1945)*

‘A Pen and Ink Sketch of Walter Greenwood by Louis Ollier (1934?)’ *

‘Walter Greenwood’s Press-Cuttings Books (1933- 1974) *

‘Walter Greenwood Court (15 Storeys, 1964-2001)’ *

‘Walter Greenwood: “Tragedy Behind the Play” Interview (Hannen Swaffer, Daily Herald, 1935)’ *

‘Love on the Dole at the People’s Palace (Mile End Rd, London E.1, 1938)’ *

‘Walter Greenwood: a Brief Introduction to his Life and Works’ (a PowerPoint slide-show)

‘The Complete Works of Walter Greenwood – a Gallery’

‘Walter Greenwood and the Beveridge Report (1941-1945)’*

‘What Sally Did Next: Greenwood’s Sequel to Love on the Dole (‘Prodigal’s Return’, John Bull, January 1938)

‘Paul Graney’s Memories of Lost Early Drafts of the Play of Love on the Dole (Tapes 1960s? / One Bloke, 2011) *

Love on the Dole in Newcastle: Another Unique Story, or Anyway, Play-script (April 1935)*

‘Walter Greenwood’s Two Manchester Hospital Stories (1935 and 1945)*

‘Walter Greenwood: Vegetarian Messenger (1934-35). *

The aim is to produce a helpful and full range of resources for those interested in Greenwood’s life and work and in the way he represented the working-people of Salford and other parts of Britain. I think there will eventually be around eighty articles, since there are still a number of unresearched aspects of Walter’s life, work, contemporaries, reception and reputation to work on.

Do follow the site so you can see new material as soon as it is added (click on the blue ‘Follow’ button at the left-hand bottom corner of this or any other page).

– best wishes, Chris Hopkins.