Thursday Nov 26.

Checking 'The Heathen'.
Started Refugee scenario notes.
Boil still faintly active.
Laura & I (chiefly Laura) wrote about 25 letters, dictating to Karl. Black will give us £200 for story, & £500 more if used.[RG]
Jenny, David Reeves, Laura, Karl & I to Thanksgiving sher[RG] cocktails at Ward & Dorothy's. Dreary. Present Mrs Charles Sims, architects Hazen Sise & Chitty, the Goldfingers. Jenny & I went off to Libelled Lady1 at Empire; Laura, David, Karl to Revue2 at Windmill – dreary. Jenny & I food at Rules oyster soup, Jenny, corn on cob. Then saw her to Dorchester.

Editorial Notes

11936 MGM film starring Jean Harlowe & Spencer Tracy eds.
2a non-stop "Revuedeville" eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Dorchester Hotel

    London, England
    Hotel where Jenny Graves performed eds.
  • Empire Theatre

    London, England
  • Windmill Theatre

    London, England
  • Rules

    Covent Garden, London, England
    London's "oldest restaurant" eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Black

    associated with Graves' work with Alexander Korda eds.
  • Jenny

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

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • Dorothy

    Hutchinson, Dorothy
    Ward Hutchinson's wife. WG
  • A. Chitty

    Chitty, A.
    architect (1914-2003) eds.
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Mrs. Charles Sims

    Sims, Mrs. Charles
    wife of Charles Sims, (1873-1928), painter eds.
  • Hazen Sise

    Sise, Hazen
    Canadian architect eds.
  • Goldfinger

    Goldfinger, Ernö
    Hungarian architect (1902-87); married to Ursula Blackwell of Cross & Blackwell eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    Film producers eds.


    • Title: The Heathen
    • Author: Wyatt, Honor
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Refugee Scenario [working title of a screenplay for Korda]
    • Author: Graves Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1936-11