Dodie Smith at home in Essex
Dorothy Gladys (Dodie) Smith (1896 - 1990), English novelist and playwright whose works include the play Autumn Crocus and the children's novel, One Hundred and One Dalmations featured in The Sketch magazine in 1934 at her home in Essex, two former workmen's thatched cottages converted into one home named, The Barretts'. The editorial comments how fashionable types have lately chosen the Eastern counties of Essex and Suffolk for their country homes. Dodie can be seen in her garden, trying her hand at thatching and at the window of her study, lost in thought. Date: 1934
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Enid Blyton went along to The Scala Theatre to choose London's youngest leading man
Enid Blyton went along to The Scala Theatre to choose London's youngest leading man. She watched scores of boys sing a song and recite a piece of dialogue. They were trying for the lead part of "Noddy" for the Christmas run at the theatre of "Noddy in Toyland". The little lad who got the job was Carlo Cura from the Italia Conte School.
***Note to Editors*** the young lady in this picture is not Id'd. However, in theory she has been chosen to play the part of Silky in the December 1962 production. According to other sources on the internet, a lady called
Elaine Millar played that part. So you can deduce the lady in this picture is Elaine Millar. But, approach with caution incase there was a last minute casting switch and the Elaine Millar who starred in the play, is not the same person who passed this auction in this picture a few weeks earlier***
Picture taken 25th October 1962