Elsom, Cecil. (4 of 10). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    1997-01-28 and 1997-02-13 and 1997-02-25

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    Interviewee's home.

  • Interviewees

    Elsom, Cecil, 1912- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Brodie, Louise, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 4: Recapitulation of course of Cecil Elsom's [CE] early life and training, and discussion of his feelings about that period; meetings with poet Lazarus Aaronson, Jacob Epstein, Jack Isaacs, Liam O'Flaherty; CE's visits to Café Royal and Gow's, introduction to cultural and intellectual society, and meetings with Arthur Koestler and Charles Laughton; description of CE's work on Welwyn Town Hall, houses for Cecil Bernstein, Bognor Regis, and for Sam Simmons; CE's relations with his partners in Lyons Israel & Elsom.

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