She had a wide circle of friends and contacts both in England and in New Zealand, where she knew everyone in the theatrical world. At her home in Christchurch she entertained visiting celebrities like, in...
Ruth worked in a crucible factory, an office, a machine shop. She stayed on at the factory for some months after peace was declared.
Russell, Arthur et al. “Faithful to Delight: A Portrait Sketch”. Ruth Pitter: Homage to a Poet, edited by Arthur Russell, Rapp and Whiting, pp. 19-40.
She was soon also working in popular journalism and broadcasting...
By the 1950s she was well-known, had branched out into the new medium of television, and was taking on roles of increased size and importance: for instance, on stage, the medium Madame Arcati in Noel Coward
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Grenfell, Joyce et al. “The Strawberry Tray”. Ruth Pitter: Homage to a Poet, edited by Arthur Russell, Rapp and Whiting, 1969, pp. 55-7.