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Sunday, 1 June 2008
A Memorial Cinematic Interlude (Leslie Howard)
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On June 1, 1943 the unescorted passenger plane in which Leslie Howard was travelling from Spain to England was shot down by the Germans over the Bay of Biscay. He was 50 years old.

You can find out more about this quintessential stage Englishman at Wikipedia.

The link below shows him in the famous film, discussing the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel who somehow manages to evade, sink me, those phrygian-capped French fanatics, even though they seek him here, and seek him there, and seek him everywhere:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYLE40bjwxM

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Posted on 06/01/2008 6:36 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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