Binkie Beaumont Eminence Grise of the West End Theatre, 1933-1973 by Richard Huggett

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  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Theatre, drama,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Beaumont, Hugh,
  • Theater,
  • 1908-1976,
  • Beaumont, Hugh,,
  • Biography,
  • Great Britain,
  • Theatrical producers and direc,
  • Theatrical producers and directors,
  • West End (London, England),
  • Biography/Autobiography

Book details

The Physical Object
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10620514M
ISBN 100340412690
ISBN 109780340412695

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A fascinating look into a fascinating time. I searched for a book about Binkie Beaumont since his name kept appearing in biographies of Coward, Rattigan & other luminaries of the London Theatre.

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A fascinating look into a fascinating time. I searched for a book about Binkie Beaumont since his name kept appearing in biographies of Coward, Rattigan & other luminaries of the London Theatre.

The author brings Binkie to life (for me) and made me wish I had been present at the time of his triumphs/5. Buy Binkie Beaumont: Eminence Grise of the West End Theatre, First Edition by Huggett, Richard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(6).

The boy was formally known as Hugh, but was generally called "Binkie". The origin of his nickname is uncertain; John Elsom in a book Cold War Theatre s uggests that "Binkie" was Cardiff slang for a black child or a ragamuffin. William Beaumont died while Binkie.

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Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing. The giraffes were a gift to Coward from Hugh 'Binkie' Beaumont on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Beaumont collaborated with Coward on many of his plays, the first being the production of Operette. From Beaumont took on the presentation of all Coward's theatrical productions in the U.K. This year is the centenary of the birth of Binkie Beaumonth ( – ).

Please find info links below. Richard Huggett’s books would not win any great biography prizes but is full of camp anecdotes and a rich source of information about the great man and so proves entertaining and invaluable.

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Get this from a library. Binkie Beaumont: eminence grise of the West End theatre, [Richard Huggett; Rodney West]. Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on. One from the archives: Producer Hugh Binkie Beaumont, who dominated the West End in the s and s, had his office at the top of the Globe Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue (now the Gielgud Theatre).

Eugene Hugh Beaumont (Febru – ) was an American actor, television director, and was also an ordained Methodist minister. Beaumont is best known for his portrayal of Ward Cleaver on the television series Leave It to Beaver, originally broadcast from to Earlier, inhe had starred in a series of low-budget crime films distributed.

The death of Peggie Dear at 93 closes just one part of the vast book on the light romantic plays of British theatre that were so typical of the 20th century. Occasionally, the comely young Moore attracted the predatory attention of theatrical Uncle Montys such as Binkie Beaumont, but the actor skates over such incidents as though this was something.

Its owner, the all-powerful West End theatre tsar Binkie Beaumont, strolled in the grounds with a handsome youth, who had been brought to stay for the weekend by the actor Sir John Gielgud. It is said that British Drama was shockingly lifted out of the doldrums by the 'revolutionary' appearance of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court in May But had the theatre been as ephemeral and effeminate as the Angry Young Men claimed.

Was the era of Terence Rattigan and 'Binkie' Beaumont as repressed and closeted as it seems. We could at times be in the world of Wooster, with Ralphie Treehouse, Jimbo Mandeville, Binkie Beaumont and the member for Deeping Wallop.

Moving among them, however is Max Montfalcon, the incontinent Fowler-quoting arch-English pedant, anti-Semite and former concentration camp pseudo-scientist, and/5.

Her guests include theatrical producer Binkie Beaumont and actress Lilli Palmer. Norman PARKINSON CBE 2 November Royalty played a part in surprising the celebrated portrait and fashion photographer, when Eamonn caught 'Parks' at London’s Hamiltons Gallery in Mayfair, as he was photographing HRH Prince Andrew.

Early life. Gavin was born in Tufnell Park, north mother was Margaret Richards, who worked for many years as an assistant to Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont, the British theatrical producer at H M Tennent went on to become secretary to Roy Strong at the Victoria & Albert Museum and later worked for the Greater London Arts Association.

His father was. John Perry was one of the last surviving members of H.M. Tennent Ltd - "the Firm", as it was known - which under the management of Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont dominated the. John Stride, who has died a was a golden boy of the early years of the National Theatre – he was a founder member of Laurence Olivier’s company at the Old Vic, appearing as Fortinbras Author: Michael Coveney.

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Leigh possessed a beauty that men seldom failed to. Susana, Lady Walton MBE (30 August – 21 March ), born Susana Valeria Rosa Maria Gil Passo, was the wife of the composer Sir William Walton (–).

She was a writer, and the creator of the gardens of La : 30 AugustBuenos Aires, Argentina. Time, then, to remember Binkie Beaumont. Binkie himself used to thrill his theatrical leading ladies with lurid tales of birth in London's East End in illegitimate son of a prostitute, selling newspapers barefoot and ragged while his mother entertained clients in their one-room slum home.

He claims Gielgud attempted to contact Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont, the West End's most powerful producer, on the night in question. According to Gielgud's account in Morley's book, Beaumont was. His work there was noticed by Dame Sybil Thorndike, who wrote him letters of introduction to Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont and Sir John Gielgud, making it possible for him to move to England in Hana Maria Pravda () Actress, Director, Author.

During the subsequent crisis Gielgud's West End people, H.M. Tennant, led by the famously gay Binkie Beaumont, considered dropping him. Olivier Author: Peter Craven. John Gielgud & John Perry Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont (27 March – 22 March ) was a British theatre manager and producer, sometimes referred to as the "éminence grise" of the West End Theatre.

Though he shunned the spotlight so that his name was not known widely among the general public, he was one of the most successful and influential. Escape in a classic book, find love in romance novels or get lost in a world of some of our popular genres, including science fiction & fantasy, Christian Fiction, poetry, and more.

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West End Producer – or WEP to his friends – was always destined for a career in the theatre after being born on stage during a particularly bloody production of Titus father was a cross-dressing dame, for whom he used to make outfits; his mother was ‘the butchest Maria von Trapp I have ever seen’, according to Harold Hobson in The Sunday Times; and his first words.

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They said she was 'a port in a storm' for Larry after all the frightful drama with psychopathic Vivien. They said she was common. They said she was 'crumpet'.

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