June 2 Sunday

Afternoon: bullfight. Lalanda, Barrera, Ortega: all at their best. Each corto rabo y orejas1 in at least one bull. Only mar: a puntillero2 who couldn't finish off a horse trying several times & distracting attention. Ortega, ×××× [crossed out] whistled at for the dullness of his performance with the first bull ×××× [crossed out], a difficult one, did some particular stunts in the second - turning the bull in a semicircle (kneeling) with a hand on its horns ending up with his back to the bull 2 yards away. Remarkable pic-ing by Ortega's picador.
Letter from an Express3 man, whom I put off, from John Graves, Ros, A.G. [Amy Graves] and Eliot, saying he had forwarded my letter to Arnie L.

Editorial Notes

1cut tail and ears. KG
2In the bull-fight, finishes off a bull or horse with a dagger to its brain once it is on the ground. WG

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Arnie

    Lawrence, A.W. (Arnie)
    T.E. Lawrence's brother and executor. WG
  • Mme Loyard

    Loyard, Madame
    woman from Montaubon, worked for RG & LR at La Chevrie eds.
  • Ortega

    Ortega, Domingo
    bullfighter; Laura Riding's 'special hero' R.P.G.
  • John

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

    Cooper, Rosaleen Dr.
    Dr. Rosaleen Cooper, R.G.'s sister. W.G.; husband Jim, sons Dan, Roger & Paul RPG.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Eliot

    L.R. & R.G.'s solicitor in London. WG


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Daily Express
    • PubPlace: London