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| "A FUNNY thing happened to me on my way to the theatre tonight," said Sabrina.
We were in her tiny dressing-room at the Prince of Wales Theatre In Coventry-street last night.
Her 41-19-36 vital statistics quivered with indignation as she spoke of her clash two hours earlier with Lady Violet Bonham Carter.
She wore only a crimson dressing gown, as she waited to change before going on stage.
"I had just driven my car a white-and yellow Bel Air saloon — numbered (of course) S41 — "back from Margate to my home in Hyde Park-square,
"There was no room to park outside my flat, so I tucked it in an empty space outside Lady Violet Bonham-Carter's, or whatever her name is.
"Then up came a porter and said: 'Lady Violet objects to your car being there. You'll have to move it she says.'
"I told him I was on my way to the theatre. I said: 'It's a free country, and if I can't park outside my own place I'll jolly well put it outside hers.' And off I went"
The liberally-built leading lady then delivered a few words on the subject of the Liberals' leading lady.
Watching from the balcony of her first-floor flat was Lady Violet, said porter Johnson.
FOOTNOTE: Lady. Violet arrived home at 10.40 last night. Sabrina's car was still about. What had Lady Violet to say? "Goodnight." And in she went
|The next day, Sabrina said that she was going to move out of that flat .|
|The parking saga continues: Basil Cardew questions the r ights of parkers like Sabrina, and police powers .|
|On May 1, the matter arises in the House of Lords!|
Background information (courtesy of Wikipedia )
Helen Violet Bonham Carter , Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, DBE (15 April 1887 – 19 February 1969), known until her marriage as Violet Asquith, was a British politician and diarist. She was the daughter of Herbert Asquith , Prime Minister from 1908–1916, and later became active in Liberal politics herself, being a leading opponent of appeasement, standing for Parliament and being made a life peer. She was also involved in arts and literature. Her illuminating diaries cover her father's premiership before and during World War I and continue until the 1960s.
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