Photograph, [The Romantic Age], 11/14/1928

TypePhotograph
Date11/14/1928
Club Year1928-1929
Playwright Milne, A. A.;
Play The Romantic Age;
People Involved Carlin, James; Jay, Josephine;
Transcription

James Carlin

Josephine Jay

The Romantic Age

Nov. ‘28

Alternative TextThe two actors, James Carlin and Josephine Jay are sitting next to each other with straight posture and hands placed in laps on a couch in a living room, their heads are turned towards each other with a serious facial expression.
Notes

The playwright author, A.A. Milne, wrote many books, plays, and poetry but he is best known for his creation of Winnie-the-Pooh. The Winnie-the-Pooh books were inspired by his son Christopher Robin and his stuffed animals. Milne quickly gained unlooked for success in 1925 for the collection of short stories that became Winnie-the-Pooh. However, he did not delight in the power and success and soon stopped writing children books. Not only did Winnie-the-Pooh consume Milne, but it dominated his son Christopher Robin’s life. Christopher Robin grew to resent Pooh and his father for “empty fame.” After Christopher left for college at Cambridge, he parted ways with his parents and never forgave them. Milne wrote the play The Romantic Age three years before his sparked fame and continued to write plays until the 1960s.

 

Citations

“How Winnie-the-Pooh Became a Household Name.”

Smithsonian.comA. A. Milne – New World Encyclopedia