A collection of Kenneth William's letters to (and occasionally from) personalities such as Lawrence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Richard Burton, Barbara Windsor and Joe Orton. There are also selections from the files at the BBC, where Williams turns on the "camp" familiar from his public performances.
This is a collection of letters to (and occasionally from) all manner of names from Lawrence Olivier to Maggie Smith and Richard Burton, Barbara Windsor, Joe Orton and Benazir Bhutto. Kenneth Williams meticulously kept carbon copies of all his letters (some 12 boxes of correspondence survive) - usually very long ones, faultlessly typed. They expand and ratify events and attitudes only briefly sketched by the diaries. There are also Williams selections from the extensive files at the BBC, where he turns on the outrageous "camp" familiar from his public performances.
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Born in Barmouth, Russell has a first-class degree in Modern Languages from St John's College Cambridge. He was Caricaturist of the Times Literary Supplement and Film Critic of the Observer, later TV critic of the Observer and Sunday Times. He first chaired Brain of Britain in 2004. His books include biographies of the cartoonist Vicky and the graphic artist Ronald Searle, and he edited the Kenneth Williams Diaries. He is married with 3 sons, and has played jazz trombone and tuba since 1964.
The Kenneth Williams Letters by Kenneth Williams
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