GREAT BRITAIN: Polterjacket

"She was taken there after she tried to commit suicide. Two weeks ago she threw herself into the Surrey Canal."

Every night for the past six weeks in the London hit A Queen Came By, Actress Thora Hird had spoken these lines in fear and trembling, while a sympathetic stage manageress stood in the wings with a glass of brandy at the ready. Whenever she spoke them, said Actress Hird, the second-hand Victorian jacket she wore in the third act tightened inexplicably about her neck and invisible hands seemed to choke her.

Television in the Bathroom. For some time Thora suffered...

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