Religion: Clerical Movie Fan

When the pubs open in London's dockside district of Stepney at 6:30 pm., once a month the Rev. Cecil Edwyn Young starts making the rounds. Among the cheery, bleary gatherings, he finds some of the best customers for his parish paper at threepence a throw. The customers, in turn, find smiling Anglican Young's publication like no parish paper they ever saw before; it is crammed with up-to-the-minute movie reviews, theater chitchat and interviews with Hollywood stars, usually illustrated by photographs of the star and Interviewer Young. The advertising columns carry out the un-Puritan...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!