Herbert, Jocelyn (2 of 28)  National Sound Archive: General Collection

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  • Recording date

    1992, 1992-05-19

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's homes in London and Hampshire

  • Interviewees

    Herbert, Jocelyn 1917-2003 (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 2: Miss Deacon in JH’s childhood. A.P. Herbert. JH being sent to boarding school in Lincolnshire; writer, Richard Hughes, visiting JH there. Wadsworth’s house in Sussex. Wadsworth; GQ and painting. JH’s childhood home on the Thames at Hammersmith. Artist, Eric Kennington, family friend, his drawing of JH. JH wanting to be a boy. GQ’s car crash. A.P. Herbert and driving. Kennington and his wife. JH’s childhood, nursery life, maid. Parents’ parties, guests including actors Elsa Lanchester, Charles Laughton, painters, John Armstrong and [Mark]Gertler (who painted JH). Mentions Malcolm Sargent used to play duets with A.P. Herbert.

  • Description

    Life story interview with Jocelyn Herbert (1917-2003), theatre designer.

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