I.               Pieces by Wodehouse not in McIlvaine’s Bibliography or the Addendum to McIlvaine

 

 

This is a work-in-progress, listing some articles and stories by Wodehouse that aren’t, as far as I can tell, in McIlvaine’s P.G. Wodehouse:  A Comprehensive Bibliography and Checklist (1990) or the 2001 Addendum to McIlvaine’s bibliography.  Some of these I came across by chance; a few were sent to me by Ian Michaud and Charles Stone-Tolcher; most of the others I found by using indexes and databases (such as ProQuest Historical Newspapers, America’s Historical Newspapers, and Reader’s Guide Retrospective). 

 

Most of these are simply reprints of articles or serialized novels that appeared elsewhere, but a few have apparently not appeared elsewhere in print.  Some of the articles sound familiar to me; I’m not sure whether they are reprints or revised versions of articles that had appeared elsewhere, or possibly they were later revised for inclusion in books like Louder and Funnier or America, I Like You.  

 

Please e-mail me at arobinson@lagrange.edu if you have any additions or corrections, or if you want further information on any of these. 

 

 

The Age (Melbourne, Australia; discovered by Ananth Kaitharam)

Men Who Missed Their Own Weddings.”  Sat. Jan. 19, 1901. (reprinted from Tit-Bits, Nov. 20, 1900)

 

Ainslee’s

*“The Gem Collector,” vol. 24 no. 5, Dec. 1909, pp. 1-50.

·         This is an early and shorter version of The Intrusion of Jimmy/A Gentleman of Leisure, but has substantial differences from the version published as a novel.  For example, in “The Gem Collector,” Jimmy Pitt is a Baronet (Sir James Pitt) and really is a jewel thief (or was—he has reformed).  The text is available on the Web from Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8931 .

“The Romance of an Ugly Policeman,” vo. 35 no. 3, April 1915, pp. 143-151.

 

American Golfer vol. 15 no. 4, Apr. 1916:  “The Eighteenth Hole,” pp. 404-7 (reprinted from Vanity Fair)

 

Argosy, for Men (add to McIlvaine D5)

“Crowned Heads.”  Argosy for Men June 1914 pp 660-669 (cf. McIlvaine D118.26)

 

Atlanta Constitution

·         These all appear to be reprints; the first two stories appeared on the same day in the Chicago Tribune (McIlvaine D13), and the eight articles originally appeared in Vanity Fair.  In most cases the original publications appear in McIlvaine, but the 1937 film review, apparently reprinted from Screen and Radio Weekly (a publication I can’t trace), is not in McIlvaine.

 

“The Rough Stuff.”  Oct. 10, 1920.   (Story also appeared in Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Oct. 10, 1920, p. 7; Lexington Herald, Dec. 26, 1920, pp. 11-12)

“The Heel of Achilles.”  June 11, 1922.  (Story also appeared in Lexington Herald, June 11, 1922, pp. 9-10; Oregonian, June 11, 1922, p. 3; Macon Daily Telegraph, June 11-17, 1922)

Their Mutual Child (serial in 8 parts).  November 12-19, 1922.

The Little Nugget (serial in 8 parts).  February 25-March 4, 1923.

“All About New Year’s Day.”  Dec. 29, 1929.

“In Defense of Astigmatism.”  Feb. 9, 1930.

“A Plea for Indoor Golf.”  March 16, 1930.

“Thoughts on Home Life.”  April 27, 1930.

“How to Break Into Society.”  May 18, 1930.

“On Reducing the Embonpoint.”  June 22, 1930.

“The Pleasure of Coney Island.”  July 13, 1930.

“The Alarming Spread of Poetry.”  Sep. 7, 1930.

“My Battle with Drink.”  Nov. 9, 1930.

If I Were You (serial in 34 installments).  Sep. 29-Oct. 1, Oct. 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-29, Oct. 31-Nov. 5, Nov. 7, 1932.  (Apparently part of Installment VIII, Oct. 10, was accidentally omitted.)

*“Noted Author Previews “The Good Earth.”  Feb. 14, 1937.  (see above)

 

Belleville News Democrat

“Keeping It from Harold.”  Belleville (Illinois) News Democrat, April 8, 1916, pp. 7-8 and 14-15.  (McIlvaine D133.29 in Strand Dec. 1913, but McIlvaine lists no U.S. publication)

 

Boston Globe (see also two stories in Addendum to McIlvaine:  “Those in Peril on the Tee” 8 Sep. 1935, “Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend” 13 Oct. 1935)

“Archibald Moffam, Hotel Guest,” 13 July 1924, SM3 [Sunday Magazine?]

“Work Wanted,” 20 July 1924, SM5

“Archie’s Old Pal, Squiffy,” 27 July 1924, SM5

“Bright Eyes--and a Fly,” 3 Aug. 1924, SM5

“Parker and Pongo,” 7 Sep. 1924, SM6

“Brother Bill’s Romance,” 14 Sep. 1924, SM6

“The Sausage Chappie,” 28 Sep. 1924, SM6

“First Aid for Loony Biddle,” 12 Oct. 1924, SM3

“The Growing Boy,” 2 Nov. 1924, SM16

“Mr. Connolly, Music Lover,” 16 Nov. 1924, SM8

“The Wigmore Venus,” 30 Nov. 1924, SM5

“Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best,” 29 Sep. 1935, p. 10

 

Boys’ Life

“Stone and the Weed,” Boys’ Life 13.8 (Aug. 1923) 5-6 (reprinted March 1936, March 1971)

“Homeopathic Treatment,” Boys’ Life 21.4 (Apr. 1931) 21, 52-53

 

Chicago Tribune 

“Wodehouse’s Short and Tentative History of Dancing.”  July 14, 1968, p. 156.  (Parts repeated from articles in Vanity Fair (Oct. 1919), Passing Show, and Rogue, but much of this article is different)

“P.G. Wodehouse:  In Defense of the Weed.”  Sep. 22, 1968, p. F49. 

 

Chums

Wodehouse letters to the editor quoted in two columns, “The Editor to His Friends” (Chums no. 236, 17 March 1897) and “The Editor to His Chums,” Chums no. 297 (18 May 1898).  (supplied by Terry Mordue, mentioned by Nick Townend in Wooster Sauce 62, June 2012, p. 20)

 

Dallas Morning News

“The Watch Dog.”  Dallas Morning News, Oct. 26, 1919, p. 6.

 

Duluth News-Tribune

“The Harmonica Mystery” (serial in Duluth News-Tribune, 8 parts).  Dec. 12-18 and 26, 1915.

 

Evening News (?)

                Details unknown; the Melbourne Argus (28 March 1925) has an item titled “"Top Hole" English” that seems to be a reprint, or more likely an abridgement, of an article that appeared in the Evening News (date not given).   This is not the same as “Top Hole” in the 1973 Sunday Times.

 

Grand Magazine

“Ahead of Schedule,” Nov. 1910 (according to Neil Midkiff’s list)

“Bill the Conqueror” (serial, Sep. 1924-Oct. 1925)

 

Hartford Courant (from Hartford Courant Archives 1764-1984)

The Golden Flaw (serial), Apr. 27-30, May 1, 1921 (p. 10 except Apr. 29 page 12)

“The Rough Stuff,” May 15, 1921, X2

“A Job of Work,” Jan. 31 1922 p. 16, Feb. 1 1922 p. 12

The Little Nugget (serial) Dec. 9-15, 1923

Their Mutual Child (serial) Jan. 20-26, 1924

“In the Springtime,” May 31, 1925, p. D3

Big Money (serial), Oct. 19-24, 26-31, Nov. 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 1931

If I Were You (serial), Sep. 26-30, Oct. 1, 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-29, 1932

Hot Water (serial), Jan. 22-27, 29-31, Feb. 1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-28, March 1-3, 1934

 “Radio and Television,” May 13, 1951, SM16

“Literary Critics Advised to Grow Whiskers, Barbs,” [sic??] April 7, 1954, 18

 

Humorist

“In Defence of Astigmatism.”  Aug. 1, 1931, pp. 12-13.  (previously appeared  in Vanity Fair, McIlvaine D67.19)

 

Illustrated Sunday Magazine (Milwaukee Sentinel)

“Keeping It from Harold,” April 26, 1914 (reported by Tony Ring, supplied by Ananth Kaitharam)

 

Kansas City Star

“The Intrusion of Jimmy” (serial in Kansas City Star).  Feb. 8-17, 1916.  (Apparently this appeared in the morning and evening editions of this paper; I have seen only the 10 parts that presumably appeared in the evening edition.)

“A Black Cat for Luck.”  Kansas City Star, Nov. 5, 1922, D1-2.  (also in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Saturday Magazine, Nov. 11, 1922, Baltimore American, Nov. 11, 1922, pp. 6, 15, 19, and Boston Post Sunday Magazine, May 13, 1925, 10-12)

 

Los Angeles Times (found in database, June 2009; did author search; missing some installments of serials)

“Rough Stuff.”  Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 1920, page X12.

“A Job of Work.”  9 April 1922, VIII4.  originally published in Strand and Collier, 1922)

“The Heel of Achilles.”  13 Aug. 1922, X17.

“A Black Cat for Luck.”  19 Nov. 1922, XI4.

The Little Warrior” (serial, 1923).  June 18-23, 25-30, July 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28, 30-31, Aug. 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25, 27-31, Sep. 1, 3-8, 1923 

“Archibald Moffam, Hotel Guest,” March 30, 1924 (this and the next nine are Archie Moffam stories)

“Work Wanted — Archie as an Artist’s Model” May 4, 1924

“Archie’s Old Pal Squitty” (sic!) June 15, 1924, p. I5

“Bright Eyes and a Fly,” July 13, 1924, J9.

“Parker and Pongo,” 10 Aug. 1924, I7.

“Brother Bill’s Romance,” 5 Oct. 1924, I7.

“The Sausage Chappie,” 9 Nov. 1924, K4.

“First Aid for Loony Biddle.”  11 Jan. 1925, K5.

“The Growing Boy.”  15 Feb. 1925, K9.

“Mr. Connolly, Music Lover.”  15 March 1925, L9.

“Archie, Art Connoisseur.”  19 Apr. 1925, K5.

“The LongHole.”  8 Nov. 1925, K5.

“In the Springtime.”  14 Feb. 1926, K5.

Ukridge’s Dog College.”  25 July 1926, K5.  (This and the next nine are Ukridge stories)

Ukridge’s Accident Syndicate.” 29  Aug. 1926, L5.

“The Debut of Battling Billson.”  12  Sep. 1926, K5.

“First Aid for Dora.”  10  Oct. 1926, K8.

“The Return of Battling Billson.”  7  Nov. 1926, K5. 

Ukridge Sees Her Through.”  5  Dec. 1926, K8.

“No Wedding Bells for Him.”  2  Jan. 1927,K12. 

“The Long Army of Loony Coote.”  6  Feb. 1927, L4. 

“The Exit of Battling Billson.”  27  Feb. 1927,J5

Ukridge Rounds a Nasty Corner.”  20  Mar. 1927,K8. 

“Bertie Changes His Mind.”  15  Jan. 1928, K12

“The Truth about George.”  1  Jul 1928, K8.

“A Slice of Life.”  29  Jul 1928, K8.

“Money for Nothing.”  2  Jun 1929, I1; 9  Jun 1929, G4.                           

“All About New Year’s Day.”  29  Dec. 1929, G10. 

“In Defense of Astigmatism.”  23  Mar. 1930, J25.

“How to Break into Society.” 25  May 1930, J11.

 “The Pleasures of Coney Island.”  20  Jul 1930, K17.

“The Alarming Spread of Poetry.”  31  Aug. 1930, M16.

"Keeping Up With Terpsichore."  12  Oct. 1930, K17.

 “Letters to The Times: Wodehouse Explains.”  20  Jun 1931,A4.  

[Untitled story, published in book form as “Fate”; also incomplete—the end of the story is missing in database] 29 May 1932, I10.

“Hot Water” (serial), Jan. 16-20, 22- 27,  29-31, Feb. 1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26, 1934. 

“‘Good Earth’ Rated Tops by Author.”21  Feb. 1937, C4. (film review; see above)

“Birth of a Salesman.”  26  Mar. 1950, G12.

“Bingo Little's Wild Night Out.” 18  May 1958, K30.

“The Fat of the Land.” Los Angeles Times, 2  Nov. 1958, TW14.

“Fun Begins at 80.”  Nov. 13, 1960, pp. TE14, 16.

 

Lotus Magazine

Virtues and Vices of Artists,” Lotus Magazine 8.3 (Dec. 1916), 119-121 (reprinted from London Opinion)

 

Men Only

                “Do Thrillers Need Heroines?” Aug. 1969, pp. 14-15 (reprinted from Louder and Funnier)

 

Metropolitan (provided by Ananth Kaitharim)

Pots o' Money,” Metropolitan 35.4 (Feb. 1912) 27-28, 50-52, 58

Something to Worry About,” Metropolitan 37.5 (March 1913) 27-29, 59-60.

 

Milwaukee Journal (supplied by Ananth Kaitharam)

                “A Day of Meditation Is New Year’s,” Dec. 19. 1929

“Big Money” (serial), Dec. 1931-Feb. 1932 (supplied by Ananth Kaitharam)

 

New York Times

”Mr. Wodehouse Objects.”  Feb. 15, 1920, p. XX2.   (Letter to the Dramatic Critic, on a production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore)

“Dogs and Cats and Wodehouse.”  Oct. 3, 1971, p. XV.1.

 

Newsagents Journal

“Gentlemen of the Press.”  Dec. 22, 1961.  (reprinted from Punch Almanac, McIlvaine D125.3)

 

People’s (US, published by Street & Smith)

                “In Alcala.”  People’s 7.5 (Nov. 1909), 837-851? [information from Tony Ring; see also here]

 

Punch

                “Serious Charge against a Child,” Punch 124 (April 1, 1903), p. 223 ( listed in PGW account book, found by Ananth Katharaim)

The Parting Guest.”  Punch 124 (April 15, 1903) 268.  (identified by John Dawson, confirmed by Tony Ring, May 2011)

 

Short Stories

                “The Guardian.”  Short Stories 70.2 (Aug. 1908).  (Citation from Anita Avery; I haven’t seen this, but Tony Ring has verified that this exists, and is the story that appeared in Windsor Magazine in Oct. 1908.  This is probably Short Stories:  A Magazine of Short Fiction, published in New York until 1924; I have confirmed that volume 71 came out in 1909, so presumably volume 70 would have have come out in 1908.)

 

Story Paper Collectors’ Digest

                “The Swoop” (abridged).  July 1969 (vol 23 no. 23, 6-9), Aug. 1969 (23.272, 11-14), Sep. 1969 (23.273, 13-14).  (information from Nick Townend, Wooster Sauce 61 [March 2012] p. 20)

 

Suburbia Today

                My Idea of a Good Time.”  June 1961, pp. 12-13.  (can also be viewed here)

                What, No License?” Oct. 1964, pp. 8-9.

 

Success Magazine

                “When Doctors Disagree,” March 1911 (offered on ebay, May 2011)

 

Sunday Chronicle

“The Man Who Did Me Down,” Feb. 9, 1936 (see Wooster Sauce 46, June 2008, p. 22)

 

Sunday Times (London)

“Top Hole.”  Sunday Times issue 7837 (26 Aug. 1973) p. 27

“Not Calling a Spade a Spade.”  Sunday Times issue 7889 (25 Aug. 1974) p. 12

 

Times(London)

“The Crossword Puzzle” (letter to editor), Aug. 21, 1934, p. 13.

“The Wooster Chin” (letter to editor), Nov. 30, 1937, p. 15.  (reprint listed in McIlvaine E124)

 

Tit-Bits

“The Intrusion of Jimmy.”  Serial in 14 weekly parts, from 11 June 1910 to 10 Sep. 1910.  (information from Tony Ring; Addendum to Wodehouse lists two of these parts)

*“First Aid for Villains.”  Tit-Bits Dec. 14, 1929, pp. 435-436.

 

Town and Country

                “Christmas Everywhere.”  Dec. 1965, pp. 106 and 155.

 

Tucson Daily Citizen

Smooth-Faced Book Critics Should Emulate Wrestlers,” April 10, 1954, p. 27 (thanks to Peter Lobbenberg for providing the complete citation).  This seems to be a revised version of “Back to Whiskers” (Forum, Jan. 1937, McIlvaine D24.1); it’s similar but not identical to a section in Chapter 7 of America, I Like You. It may be identical to “Back to Whiskers” (New York Herald Tribune, April 7, 1954, McIlvaine D42.2) or “A Word with Mr. Whiskers” (Yankee, Feb. 1955, Addendum to McIlvaine DA27, published in Yankee, Feb. 1955), but I haven’t seen these two articles.

 

Vanity Fair (US)

“My Gentle Readers.”  Vanity Fair 34.6 (Aug. 1930), pp. 48 and 74.  Cited in guide to Jay Weiss Collection.

 

Washington Herald Literary Magazine

“Providence and the Butler,” 27 Feb. 1910 (discovered by John Dawson)

 

Washington Post (found in database, June 2009)

 

“The Prince and Betty.”  Washington Post Feb. 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 1920.  

“The Little Nugget.” 6 Nov. 1921, p. 72.

“The Crowned Heads.”  18  Jun 1922, p. 74.

“The Watch Dog.”  30  Mar. 1919, SM7.

“He Yearns to Write Letters to the Editors.”  Washington Post, 14  May 1951, B9. (apparently reprinted from the New York Herald Tribune)

“These Days, It's the Triple Inverted Squeeze.” Washington Post 1 Sep. 1974, L9.  (revised version of “Not Calling a Spade a Spade,” Sunday Times Aug. 25, 1974)

 

 

II.                  Interviews or articles that quote Wodehouse

 

Some of these are substantial interviews, others merely quote Wodehouse briefly.  I have indicated those that have appeared in McIlvaine; as far as I can tell, the others haven’t, though McCrum’s biography quotes at least one of them.

 

 

Australian Women’s Magazine

                Wodehouse - humorist who made a fool of himself.”  11 March 1950, p. 13.

 

Captain

“Impressions of P.G. Wodehouse,” by Leslie Havergall Bradshaw.  Captain 22 (March 1910) 500-501.  (McIlvaine H130)

 

Daily Express

“No, We Won’t Go Home Unless We Are Welcome.”  Daily Express (London) 4 July 1955 p. 4.  (McIlvaine H255)

 

Esquire

“Checking In with P.G. Wodehouse.”  Esquire 81 (May 1974) 98-99, 202, 204, 208, 210-211. (McIlvaine H137)

 

Herald-Journal (Spartansburg, SC)

Author Wodehouse Still Writes at 90.”  Herald-Journal, Sat. Oct. 9, 1971, p. C2.

 

Illustrated

“‘I’ve Been a Silly Ass.’”  Illustrated, 7 Dec. 1946 (?) p. 9.  (McIlvaine D95.2)  This has been reprinted in the Sunday Mail (Brisbane), 5 April 1947 (and part of the first page is reprinted in Ratcliffe’s P.G. Wodehouse:  A Life in Letters) .

 

Illustrated London News

“P.G. Wodehouse at Home.”  Illustrated London News no. 6895 (Feb. 24, 1973) 39-40.   

 

Listener

“Of Aunts and Drones:  P.G. Wodehouse Talks to Robert Robinson.”  Listener 92 (17 Oct. 1974) 496.  (McIlvaine D103.1 and H210)

 

Los Angeles Times

 “P.G. Airs View on Hollywood.”  July 13, 1930, p. B7. (interview)

“Wodehouse Out and Still Dazed.”  June 7, 1931, p. C9. (interview)

“Wodehouse, 87, Co-Authors Musical.”  June 5, 1968, p. E17.

 

(New York) Evening World

                Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, Novelist, Praises American Slang.”  March 23, 1923, p. 3. (found by Ananth Kaitharam)

 

(New York) Sun

                Wodehouse an American Humorist out of England,” Apr. 29, 1916, p. 8.  (found by Ananth Kaitharam)

 

New York Times

War Will Restore England's Sense of Humor.”  New York Times Magazine, Nov. 7, 1915, p. 13.

“Humorist to Do Films.”  June 1, 1930, p. X4.

“Wodehouse Marvels at Hollywood Method.”  June 9, 1931, p. 36.

“Wodehouse Declines Role.”  June 16, 1931, p. 33.

“P.G. Wodehouse Says Farewell.”  Aug. 7, 1932, p. X3.

Jeeves’s Mr. Wodehouse to Receive Oxford Honor.”  May 25, 1939, p. 27. 

“Doctor Wodehouse?  "Precisely, Sir."”  New York Times Sunday Magazine, June 25, 1939, pp. 6, 17. 

“Wodehouse Works on New Book in “Padded Cell” at German Camp.”  Dec. 27, 1940, p. 3

“Wodehouse Is Freed from Internment Camp; Germans Permit Weekly Broadcasts to U.S.”  June 26, 1941, p. 3

“Wodehouse Denies Helping Germans.”  Sep. 1, 1944, p. 4.  (refers to “an interview with a London Daily Sketch correspondent, J. Darcy Dawson”)  

“Wodehouse Here, Admits Mistake.”  April 27, 1947, p. 45.

“Wodehouse at 73 Mulls New Book.”  July 15, 1955. p. 44.

“Oh, I Say, Sir, It Can’t Be the Eightieth.”  New York Times Book Review, Oct. 15, 1961, pp. 4-5, 36.  (McIlvaine H198)

“Pets Find Author a Soft Touch.”  July 17, 1966, p. 40.

“At 88, P.G. Wodehouse Is Serving New Readers.”  July 17, 1969. P. 56.

“On L.I., Wodehouse Does Without a Jeeves.”  June 6, 1971, p. BQ79, 104.

“P.G. Wodehouse, Imported Knight.”  Jan. 12, 1975, p. 82.

 

New York Tribune

P.G. Wodehouse on the Gilbertian Tradition,”  Sunday, Jan. 12, 1919, p. 2.

 

New Yorker

Plummie

  

”(in “The Talk of the Town,” by Geoffret Hellman), Oct. 15m 1960, pp. 36-37.

“Chap with a Good Story to Tell,” New Yorker 47.13 (May 15, 1971), pp. 43ff. (McIlvaine H249, published in book form as The World of P.G. Wodehouse by Herbert Warren Wind, 1972)      

“Three  Gatherings.”  New Yorker 47.37 (Oct. 30, 1971) 40-41.

Newsweek

“Talk with the Author.”  Newsweek 74 (Feb. 6, 1961), p. 87 [with review of Ice in the Bedroom]

“Newsmakers.”  Newsweek 85 (Jan. 13, 1975), p. 44. 

Observer (London)             

“Wodehouse at 90.”  Observer (10 Oct. 1971), p. 12.  (McIlvaine H145)

Paris Review

P.G. Wodehouse:  The Art of Fiction LX.”  Paris Review 64 (Winter 1975) 149-171.   

Philadelphia Inquirer

“Fun to Write Musical Comedy.”  Philadelphia Inquirer, March 24, 1918, p. 22.

Saturday Evening Post

“Keeping Posted.” Nov. 21, 1936, p. 112.

“Keeping Posted.”  Aug. 5, 1939, p.84.

Screenland

Strider, Gray.  “Oh, I Say! Ripping, What?”  Screenland, Aug. 1930, pp. 20-21.

Sunday Times

Norman, Philip.  “Thank You, Plum.”  Sunday Times issue 7625 (20 July 1969)

Theatre

O’Connor, Eileen.  “A Team of Playwrights Extraordinary.”  Theatre 26.202 (Dec. 1917) 368.   (brief quotation)

Time

The Literary Life.”  Time 49.18 (May 5, 1947) pp. 47-48.  [PROBLEM WITH LINK?]

Wodehouse Aeternus.”  Time 98.17 (Oct. 25, 1971), pp. 91-92.

Times (London)

“Hollywood Methods:  Mr. P.G. Wodehouse’s Experiences.”  June 10, 1931, p. 14.

“Mr. Wodehouse Freed from Internment.”  June 27, 1941, p. 3.

“Mr. P.G. Wodehouse’s Nationality:  U.S. Citizenship Sought.”  Sep. 10, 1955, p. 6.

·         Note:  “The Times Diary,” July 18, 1973, p. 16, quotes a letter from PGW to Guy Bolton (in which he comments on “this bloody Watergate business”).

Writer’s Digest

“Exclusive Interview with P.G. Wodehouse.”  Writer’s Digest 51 (Oct. 1971) 22-24, 43.  (McIlvaine H125)

Another interview, “Wodehouse at Eighty,” may be found in Alistair Cooke’s Memories of the Great and the Good (New York:  Arcade Publishing. 1999) 41-52.  This is presumably a reprint; I suspect that this is McIlvaine H139, “The Hermit of Remsenburg,” originally published in the Guardian, 13 Oct. 1965, p. 5.

An interview with Jack Ellsworth, conducted in 1970 but apparently published in The Seasoned Citizen, Jan. 199, may be read at http://www.pgwodehousebooks.com/ellsworth.htm .

A BBC interview from 16 October 1958 can be viewed at http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/writers/12201.shtml.  (Many thanks to Brad Stevens for providing the link.)

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                 Brief excerpts from interviews can be seen in the BBC documentary “Wogan on Wodehouse” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jtZMAFA2Zo (Wodehouse speaks at ca. 5:11, 12:40, 16:51, 19:11. 25:50, 38:01, 43:56, 49:18, 53:10, 54:35, 55:35).

If you have questions on any of the items above, please e-mail me at arobinson@lagrange.edu.

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Last updated 31 May 2013