• Short Summary

    BRITISH WRITER SOMERSET MAUGHAM - THE WORLD'S RICHEST LIVING AUTHOR - CELEBRATED HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    BRITISH WRITER SOMERSET MAUGHAM - THE WORLD'S RICHEST LIVING AUTHOR - CELEBRATED HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY TODAY (SATURDAY). GIFTS AND CONGRATULATORY CABLES FLOWED IN TO HIS RIVIERA VILLA AS TOKENS OF ESTEEM AND AFFECTION FOR THE MAN WHO'S BECOME PERHAPS THE MOST WIDELY-READ NOVELIST OF OUR TIME.

    BUT MAUGHAM DID NOT CELEBRATE THE OCCASION WITH MUCH PLEASURE. "THERE IS NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF IN BEING NINETY," HE SAID. SO SAYING, HE LEFT HIS ELEGANT VILLA AT ST. JEAN CAP FERRAT, NEAR NICE, TO DRIVE IN ONE OF HIS TWO ROLLS ROYCES TO A MONTE CARLO HOTEL FOR LUNCH WITH FRIENDS. ON THE TABLE; A BIRTHDAY CAKE WITH JUST ONE CANDLE.

    (OVER 80 MILLION COPIES OF MAUGHAM'S WORKS - NOVELS, SHORT STORIES AND PLAYS - HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD OVER THE PAST 60 YEARS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4310ZKNWEQGJJQBBCQC40WXOI
    Media URN:
    VLVA4310ZKNWEQGJJQBBCQC40WXOI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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