Category Archive: 1936

Romeo and Juliet: a 1936 edition with designs by Oliver Messel

In 1936,  B.T. Batsford Ltd of London published a limited edition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with designs by Oliver Messels. The book soon became a collector’s item,  especially valuable because it contains… Continue reading

Is Dying for Love a Thing of the Past? (1936)

Is Dying for Love a Thing of the Past? Is the tragedy of “Romeo and Juliet” possible to-day? Read the interesting and varied opinions of the artistes cast in this picture by Gladys… Continue reading

A Comedy, Five Titles – 1927-1934

Murray Hill was produced for the first time on September 29, 1927 at the Bijou Theatre, New York. The play was published by Samuel French. The same play was produced for the first… Continue reading

Leslie Howard: I suppose I break a lot of Hollywood rules (1936)

I found this article by William Anthony (I guess this is a pen name, but I could not find any information about him), published on the March 1936 issue of  Movie Classic, quite… Continue reading

Leslie Howard Talks about Romeo and Juliet (1936)

In this article, Leslie Howard explains the reasons why he accepted to play the role of Romeo in the big MGM production. He is convinced that  Romeo and Juliet “is the greatest screen experiment… Continue reading

Leslie Howard’s Hamlet Praised

LESLIE HOWARD’S “HAMLET” PRAISED the Lewiston Daily Sun – November 17, 1936 After talking of “Hamlet” for two or three seasons, says Brooks Atkinson, noted dramatic critic, in the New York Times, Leslie… Continue reading

Associated Artists: Leslie Howard, Hugh Walpole and Dudley Murphy (1936)

News and Gossip of the Week: by the Editor [Herbert Thompson] HOWARD AND WALPOLE GET TOGETHER Leslie Howard, Hugh Walpole and Dudley Murphy Found a New Film Company of Their Own Actor Leslie… Continue reading

Leslie and Hamlet

Those of us who are acting in this production all agree that the most striking manifestation in connection with it is the way in which it is received by all ordinary members of… Continue reading

Romeo by Leslie Howard

ROMEO by Leslie Howard That every actress should want to play Juliet is as understandable as that every actor should want to play Hamlet. Both are rich in the elements that make great… Continue reading

Un’intervista prima di Hamlet – 1936

Sto raccogliendo documenti sulla messa in scena di Hamlet che Leslie Howard portò a Broadway nel novembre del 1936. Il mio desiderio è quello di cercare il più possibile  di conoscere e comprendere… Continue reading