Glen, Sir Alexander. (4 of 6). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

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    Glen, Sir Alexander, 1912-2004 (speaker, male)

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    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

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    Part 4. Description of John de Laszlo and his schooling at Lancing College; description of AG's meeting with him, and their friendship at Balliol College; AG's political training programme with Conservative Party; description of meetings with Augustus John; description of Augustus John's daughter Poppet, and her later life, including marriages, and of physicist Derek Jackson. AG's knowledge of work of Philip de Laszlo at this time; AG's introduction to the de Laszlo household and description of Lucy de Laszlo; remarks on the Guiness family and Lucy's marriage to Philip de Laszlo; recollection of de Laszlo's studio, and films of portrait sitters; description of Philip de Laszlo.

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