• Short Summary

    A DISPLAY OF JAMES THURBER'S BOOKS WAS FILMED AT HIS LONDON PUBLISHERS' OFFICE, HAMISH AND HAMILTON LTD., OCT 4, AS REPORTS CAME FROM NEW YORK THAT THE 66-YEAR OLD AMERICAN AUTHOR AND CARTOONIST WAS GRAVELY ILL IN HOSPITAL AFTER AN EMERGENCY BRAIN OPERATION.

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    A DISPLAY OF JAMES THURBER'S BOOKS WAS FILMED AT HIS LONDON PUBLISHERS' OFFICE, HAMISH AND HAMILTON LTD., OCT 4, AS REPORTS CAME FROM NEW YORK THAT THE 66-YEAR OLD AMERICAN AUTHOR AND CARTOONIST WAS GRAVELY ILL IN HOSPITAL AFTER AN EMERGENCY BRAIN OPERATION.

    JAMES THURBER HAS GAINED UNIVERSAL POPULARITY THROUGH A HOST OF WITTY PUBLICATIONS. NEARLY BLIND, HE DRAWS HIS HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS ON HUGE SHEETS OF PAPER AND HAS THEM REDUCED FOR PRINTING. DOGS ARE A RECURRING THEME IN HIS WORK - HE SEEMS TO FIND THEM MORE ENDEARING THAN HUMANS.

    ONE OF THURBER'S SHORT STORIES PROVIDED MATERIAL FOR THE HILARIOUS PLAY AND FILM "THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY". THE "THURBER CARNIVAL" HAS HAD A SUCCESSFUL RUN IN NEW YORK WITH THRUBER HIMSELF, DESPITE HIS BLINDNESS, APPEARING ON THE STAGE. IN RECENT YEARS THURBER HAS ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THE BRITISH SATIRICAL MAGAZINE "PUNCH".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA85L5KURS3T68RWD07D4Q8H4WK
    Media URN:
    VLVA85L5KURS3T68RWD07D4Q8H4WK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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