9 Aug 2016

Dad Goes to the Movies (1941)

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:35 pm on 9 August 2016
Dad Goes to the Movies (1941)

Dad Goes to the Movies (1941) Photo: supplied

On 6 December 1941 a NZ serviceman named Les Tweedie, stationed in Alexandria, went to see James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan in The Shop Around the Corner.

How do we know this? Because Les was an avid film fan and wrote a diary and recorded, among many other things, every film he saw. Thanks to his daughter, writer Jaq Tweedie, this diary has just been published as Dad Goes to the Movies (1941), a lovingly transcribed version of his closely written pocket diary from that year.

Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen takes a look at the new book

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