Marie Seton, recipients: Ronald Moody, Helene Moody

Partial letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody, addressed from Koblenz at the International Federation of Film Clubs, Germany

12 October 1956

Page 1

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipients
Ronald Moody 1900–1984 Helene Moody 1902–1978
Date
12 October 1956
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Ronald Moody, ‘Page 1’ 12 October 1956
Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient s
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Helene Moody 1902–1978
Title
Partial letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody, addressed from Koblenz at the International Federation of Film Clubs, Germany
Date
12 October 1956
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/26

Description

In this letter Marie Seton describes a French documentary on concentration camps and the reaction from the mainly German audience, referring also to her own anti-German feelings. She provides an account of an episode at Claridges with Krishna Menon and his entourage which leads her to discuss her dislike of the entourage, reflections on why Menon surrounds himself with them, and request for advice on what to do. Seton mentions Menon's niece, Narajani, and her reactions to the entourage and gives her views on Menon's secretary, Bridgit, who she thinks is devoted but exerts no control. Seton expresses her fears she will not be able to stomach the situation and parasitical hangers on for much longer, feeling that Indira Gandhi and her papa [Nehru] would not approve [of the entourage]. Seton relays gossip about her and Menon which she has heard from an India House chauffeur and her decision to write a letter to Indira Gandhi addressing this, as Mrs Pandit detests Menon and Marie fears that she will spread this gossip.

The end of this letter missing.

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