Finding Ernest Part 4 – Recordings, or “What happened in the 20s stays in the 20s.”

"It will be that most of you will never have heard of him, know then only that during the first third of this twentieth century, Ernest Milton had shaken the English theatrical world by acting with a startlingly original brilliance of performance a whole series of characters. " Peter O'Toole,┬áLoitering With Intent But that powerful…

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Finding Ernest Part 3 – Titters

In the Fall of 1929, Ernest Milton was the toast of Broadway, appearing in a successful thriller and receiving thunderous acclaim from critics and audiences. His wife, novelist Naomi Royde-Smith, even managed to create a book out of their New York journey. And yet, by 1933, according to Royde-Smith's biographer Jill Benton, "his career was…