1948 London Olympic Games

 
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Object

Programme

Title

1948 London Olympic Games

Production date

1948

Material

paper
paper

Dimensions

height (Whole): 216mm
width (whole): 141mm

Description

This is the official programme for the 1948 London Olympics. It includes a visitors' guide, description of games and events, list of contestants, restaurants and museums.

The 'stepping out in London' chapter gives a poor review of the social activities on offer. It remarks that "no visitor in his right mind comes to London expecting to be able to wallow in the kind of gay night life so familiar in Paris, New York and other cities. That sort of thing is simply not among the attractions of our town, most of which, from an entertainment point of view, go to sleep before midnight". The lack of late night activity is attributed to a law forbidding the sale of alcohol after a certain time.

Production person

S. Evelyn Thomas

Production place

87 Gloucester Place, London W1

Inscription

1948 the London Olympic Games. Programme. Records. Visitors guide. S. Evelyn Thomas. 2'6

Object number

2007.17

On display?

No
 

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