Another wonderful photo from the left-wing Unity Theatre in the 1940s. This is from Beryl Vuolo (then Beryl Lund), 'Red Beryl', who - as I've blogged before - has a wonderful scrapbook of her acting career at Unity, and about the fuss when she was suspended from the civil service as part of the 'red purge' for appearing in a Unity revue, 'What's Left'.
Beryl is the young woman reading the paper. Harry Newton, on her right, was Unity's resident set designer. Joe Figoff is the man with the glasses standing behind Beryl. And on her left is her friend Muriel Dobkin, with whom she later travelled to Italy.
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And the newspaper they are looking at - it's clearly a staged photo, they are staring at the back page rather than the front page story about Beryl - is the 'Evening Standard' of 5th October 1948, which Beryl happens to have in her fantastic cuttings book:
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