Fry, Anthony. (26 of 32). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    Fry, Anthony (speaker, male)

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    Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)

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    Part 26. [15 Nov. 2000] Comments on Sabrina Fry’s [SF] father’s reaction to Anthony Fry [AF]. Recalls detailed story about AF and SF travel to southern France to visit her parents and their first meeting. Comments on their relationship. Describes their wedding. Mentions Tony Sladen [phonetically transcribed]. Describes difficulties SF has being stepmother to Mark and Lucy; effects on AF and SF’s relationship. Description of Mark, his personality, his relationship with AF, his education and career; mentions Mark briefly in Italian pop group with Lucio Dalli [phonetically transcribed]. Comments on shortage of money; AF gave Mark house in Camberwell (Wilson Rey? [phonetically transcribed]). Comments on Mark’s marriage to Roxanna Knight [phonetically transcribed]; remarks on her work and her influence on Mark’s painting; she arranged show for Mark at Christopher Hall [phonetically transcribed] gallery. AF comments on Mark’s paintings. Remarks on AF’s children and their response to his work; mentions Lucy written her own book. Wilde’s godfather is CA, TE is Mark’s godfather, Lucy’s godmother is Joe Hope’s wife. Comments on Lucy’s travels to America, Mexico and her marriage to Will Topley [phonetically transcribed] and their subsequent separation; Lucy picture restoration at National Gallery. Comments on AF’s relationship with Lucy 2 children (Sofia and Lewis [phonetically transcribed]).

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