June 14 Monday.

Bilbao reported fallen.
Lunch with Jenny: who is clear now.1
Saw Len's Trade Tattoo2 film in black & white still.
Talked over a film plot (M. Catchpole) with him.
Then, after cakes at Bertam's (Harry, Alix, Karl & us) saw Silvia Sydney film 'A man only dies once'3 [RG]
Laura phoned shortening of our D.T. letter to correspondence editor.

Editorial Notes

1clear of debts? eds.
2 "Trade Tattoo" 1937 directed by Len Lye and produced by John Grierson eds.
3 "You Only Live Once" 1936 directed by Fritz Lang eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Bilbao

    Bilbao, Basque Province, Spain

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Laura

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

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Alix Kemp

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Jenny

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

    Catchpole, M.
    (1762 - 1819) female convict and midwife eds.


    • Title: [Letter about ways of providing patronage for poets]
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • BiblScope: 16
    • Idno: C292.3
    • Date: 1937-06-15
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1856-1936