Compilation of various Pathe material featuring Somerset Maugham.
i) 1947 - Maugham talks of how his writing is autobiographical. He sits at his desk and talks of how his characters are founded on people he knows. "Fact and fiction are so intermingled in my work that ... I can hardly distinguish...
Photographer Ida Kar snaps sculptor Sir Charles Wheeler at work in his studio.
News in a Nutshell - a brass band rally, Somerset Maugham's daughter marries, garden party at Buckingham Palace, launch of a Polish destroyer, and a bridge in New York.
W. Somerset Maugham seen at his home on the Riviera, he plays with his dogs and walks in his garden.
Somerset Maugham, Sir Alan Cunningham in Palestine, Jimmy Byrnes with President Truman.
Auction of paintings at Sotheby's. London.
Cuts from newsreel 46/85 - Somerset Maugham interviewed by John Parsons.
US Secretary of State Acheson in ceremonial procession through Oxford with other officials.