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Herbert, Jocelyn (8 of 28)  National Sound Archive: General Collection

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:56

  • Shelf mark

    C465/13

  • 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 8: JH’s friends prior to living in Paris after leaving school. Staying with friends in QH’s cottage in Sussex. Period when family had a chauffeur. JH learning to drive. Crystal, John Pudney and their circle; JH being shy. During marriage to Anthony Lousada, he and JH went to Ischia, stayed with Arthur Koestler, met [W.H.] Auden. Koestler; Anthony Lousada. Story of having to go to Rome many years later when JH working on the film, Isadora, having to collect a wig for Vanessa Redgrave. Louis MacNeice and his wife. John Pudney. JH nearly joining the Communist Party. Working at Unity Theatre.

  • Description

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

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