Archive for April, 2010

Surviving 200 Class boat to go to the RAF Museum

April 21, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson
Surviving 200 Class boat to go to the RAF Museum

Adapted from an RAF Museum press release Lawrence of Arabia’s launch is the last RAF boat to set sail on historic final voyage. Date: 30 April – 4 May 2010 A Seaplane Tender from the 1930s is to sail around the south coast and up the Thames to complete a display at the Royal...
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Thought for the day

April 21, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson

Listening to the radio yesterday I heard a scientist (speaking of scientific research) say something that people writing about T.E. Lawrence should keep on their desktop: “Bizarre propositions get promoted to the status of fact because of repetition.” Many popular biographies are based on previous popular biographies. Their authors tend to repeat and embellish sensational claims...
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Ashmolean talk, 25 May 2010

April 18, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson

From the Ashmolean Museum Events page Afternoon Lecture Lawrence of Arabia: Oxford graduate and benefactor With Jeremy Wilson Tues 25 May, 2 – 4pm Cost: £6.50 (including afternoon tea) Online booking & payment required T.E. Lawrence – ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ – grew up in Oxford. He had a passionate loyalty to the Ashmolean and Bodleian. Discover...
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Lowell Thomas Travelogue 2010

April 17, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson
Lowell Thomas Travelogue 2010

At the British Silent Film Festival yesterday, Neil Brand (as Lowell Thomas) and Luke McKernan (as Harry Chase) gave us a foretaste of what may one day become a full-dress reconstruction of With Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence in Arabia. All they need is luck, encouragement, and… funding. The film-festival context is a reminder that,...
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Lawrence on film

April 13, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson

See Luke McKernan’s blog for an informative posting about surviving film of T.E. Lawrence.
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Lowell Thomas in Leicester, 16 April 2010

April 3, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson

On 16 April 2010, as part of the 13th British Silent Film Festival, Neil Brand and Luke McKernan will present their ‘work in progress’ on the recreation of Lowell Thomas’s 1919 travelogue With Lawrence in Arabia. More details For the original London season, see Lowell Thomas in London, 1919-20
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Lowell Thomas in London, 1919-20

April 3, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson

The first advertisement I have seen for the London performance of the Lowell Thomas Travelogue appeared on 1 August 1919. It reads: ____________________________________ PERCY BURTON (General Manager for Robert Lorraine, and by arrangement with THE GRAND OPERA SYNDCATE, presents LOWELL THOMAS The Eminent American War Correspondent, in his Graphic Description of the British Campaign With Allenby in Palestine including the...
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