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Yorkshire Post (22/Aug/1936) - Charlie Brown Will Carve



Charlie Brown Will Carve

For the first time Simpson's, the famous Strand restaurant, is being featured in a British film. This most English of eating places is the setting for a scene in "Sabotage," which Alfred Hitchcock, who made "The Thirty-Nine Steps" and "Secret Agent," is producing at Northholt. Sylvia Sydney and John Loder play the leading parts.

The scene at Simpson's shows the head carver, Charlie Brown, at work. He was seventy-eight last February, and has been a carver at Simpson's for fifty years, during which he claims to have dealt with some 250,000 joints. A saddle of mutton yields Charlie Brown exactly twelve plates, and on one record day he carved fifty-seven saddles.