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Macqueen-Pope, Walter Jameslocked

Born 11 April 1888; e s of Walter George Pope and Frederica Macqueen; m 1912, Stella Suzanne Schumann; one d; died 27 June 1960

theatre historian since 1945; lecturer


privately; Tollington School


Has been connected with every West End Theatre; Manager, of Queen’s, Globe, Shaftesbury, Duke of York’s and Whitehall; sepcialized in theatrical publicity for many years; gave up managerial activities for publicity, 1931. Manager and Secretary, Alexandra Palace, 1922–25; publicity representative for Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1935–56 (now historian; connection from 1906); authority on pantomime


Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1946; Carriages at Eleven, 1947; Haymarket, Theatre of Perfection, 1948; Twenty Shillings in the Pound, 1948; Indiscreet Guide to Theatreland, 1947; Gaiety, Theatre of Enchantment, 1949; The Melodies Linger On, 1950; Ghosts and Greasepaint, 1951; Ivor, The Story of an Achievement, 1951; Ladies First, 1952; Shirt Fronts and Sables, 1953; (with D. L. Murray) Fortune’s Favourite: The Life and Times of Franz Léhar, 1953; Back Numbers, 1954; Pillars of Drury Lane, 1955; Nights of Gladness, 1956; Give Me Yesterday, 1957; St James’s: Theatre of Distinction, 1958; The Footlights Flickered, 1959; Goodbye Piccadilly, 1960 (autobiography, posthumous); articles for newspapers and Television programmes




9 Oakdale, Southgate, N14

Enterprise 1939