Herbert, Jocelyn (9 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 9: Unity Theatre continued. JH and the Group Theatre, production of [Jean-Paul Sartre’s] The Flies. QH’s friend Betty [Elizabeth Carver], her marriage to [Field Marshall Bernard] Montgomery [Viscount Montgomery of Alamein]; Montgomery’s friendship with A.P. Herbert. Polunin teaching at the Slade, his work with Colonel de Basil; JH’s time at the Slade; mention of JH’s friendship with Mary Fedden, with Annette Brinkworth, mother of Vicki Hallam, JH’s godchild. After Paris, JH studied at Leon Underwood’s school at Brook Green. Reference to LTS, London Theatre Studio. Memories of Blair Hughes-Stanton and Gertrude Hermes. JH mentioned having her painting hung with the London Group. Memories of Roland Penrose; mentions Man Ray took photographs of JH. Comments on the work of the Surrealists. Opinion of work of various artists whose work interested JH as she grew up; parents’ social circle. Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden. David Gascoyne.

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

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