Censor Refuses to Give Reason
Beverley Nicholl's Book
SYDNEY. December 4.
Apparently the public is not to be told tho reasons for the banning of the Qau
mont British film "Evensong" by the1 Commonwealth Film Censor (Mr. Cres- well' O'Reilly). "When approached to- day on the subject Mr. O'Reilly said that the press would get no Information concerning the work that went on in his department, and he refused to dis- cuss the matter In any way.
Mr. Alan Williamson, personal repre- sentative for Gaumont British In Aus- tralia, refused to make any statement, except that the Appeals Board would view the picture within the next fort- night.
The book "Evensong," which ls by Mr. Beverley Nicholls, one-time secretary to Dame Nellie Melba, is still being sold in Sydney, and according to leading booksellers is selling moderately well. When the book first appeared it caused much comment in some circles because of the impression given that the leading character was identical in many respects with Dame Nellie Melba.