The following two cuttings taken from the archives of The Stage tell of the setting up of the Critics' Circle in 1913. The first is from the issue April 17, the second from the issue of June 5. The meetings would have been on April 11 and May 30.
The second one demonstrates that some things never change. Today we are still having those discussions about access to review with managements, PR people and film distributors.
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