Georgia Wells and the theatre of 1938

Members of the Society gathered at the Concert Artistes Association facilities to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of The Fashion in Shrouds.

In the delightfully evocative surroundings, with photos of the stars of yesteryear looking down, we heard Barry Pike give a lecture on Margery’s fictional great actress of the London stage, Georgia Wells, and her resemblance to the real life names of the era such as Flora Robson and Edith Evans, noting parallels between their personalities and careers and the fictional attributes of Margery’s creation.

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