W. J. MacQueen-Pope

Apr 11, 1888 - Jun 27, 1960

Walter James MacQueen-Pope, known familiarly as Popie, was an English theatre historian and publicist. From a theatrical family which could be traced back to contemporaries of Shakespeare, he was in management for the first part of his career, but switched to publicity, in which field he became well-known. He was a prolific writer of books about the theatre, and in particular its more glamorous aspects. He also described himself as an "authority on pantomime".
Beginning in 1955, MacQueen-Pope gave a series of fifteen-minute talks about the theatre on BBC television, in a show called "Popie".
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