Sir Gerald Kaufman
Gerald enjoyed America especially the chance to riffle through stalls at a flee market looking to add to his extraordinary collection of film posters from the Forties and Fifties. On Select Committee visits he would naughtily fix hotel accommodation thirty or so miles away from our first breakfast meeting so as to sleep in a room or walk up a staircase which had featured in one such film. In the right mood he would also sing songs from the same. He was a loner but such fun. I hope his film poster collection is not lost or broken up.
Published in The Times 3rd March 2017