Thursday. Oct 15

Antigua published.
Lunch at Prada: John Graves Jenny, Tom & Julie, Laura & I. Jenny's Jack Jackson job has broken down because she can't sing.
To Denham with Ian Richmond whom I liked at once & Armstrong (dresses for Claudius ) given script, met Zuckmayer and Juliette (?)[RG] June Heard [RG] who translated the script. Returned with Richmond for tea.[RG] Found Jennifer[RG] John, Tom, Mrs McCormack [RG], Julie, Vyvyan Richards; then Betty & Steve1, then Len & Jane.

Editorial Notes

1? KG

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Denham

    England
    usually associated with Denham Studios and Alexander Korda eds.
  • Prada's

    Euston Rd., London, England
    a favorite haunt of the Graves' RPG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • McCormacks

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • Jack Jackson

    Jackson, Jack
    (1906-78) dance band leader at Dorchester Hotel, then DJ at the B.B.C. Radio 1 eds.
  • Ian

    Richmond, Dr. Ian
    Professor of Archaeology who advised A. Korda on historical authenticity for the making of I, Claudius RPG p. 255-6
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • John

    Graves, John
    R.G.'s brother. Visited R.G. & L.R. in 1934 with R.G.'s mother. WG
  • Zuckmayer

    Zuckmayer, Carl
    German writer KG
  • June Heard

    Head, June
    script translator on Korda's Claudius RG
  • Vyvyan

    Richards, Vyvyan
    Old friend of T.E. Lawrence who owned a private press and helped RG and LR set up their own in Hammersmith (RPG pp.62-3) eds.
  • Len

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • Jane

    Lye, Jane
    Married to New Zealand artist/ film-maker Len Lye; son Bix Lye. Friends with R.G. and L.R. Visited Graves and Riding in Majorca (1930), where Jane provided secretarial assistance. eds (RPG 138).
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Claudius [the film: based on I, Claudius, directed by Alexander Korda, starring Charles Laughton. It was never completed.]