Walk round Shaftesbury Avenue, etc., to Reform Club to get ideas for "Punch and Judy". I got some, and I got more at the Club between 12.30 and 1. I did a little writing of the film between 5 and 6.30.
Dined at home, and we dashed off to see Tallulah Bankhead in "Her Cardboard Lover", a French farce by Duval, anglicised by P. G. Wodehouse and another. This was quite a good boulevard farce in the traditional manner, well played by Tallulah and Leslie Howard. The rest very mediocre. Wodehouse had handled it with some skill. It was nothing at all, of course, excessively old-fashioned; but it was not so very boring. Tallulah has great resource, and so has Leslie Howard.
I read some of J. W. N. Sullivan's "Beethoven", and wasn't much struck by it. Then 100 pages of "Alice in Wonderland". Quite readable, though confined to one set of fanciful invention. Tenniel's pictures very ugly.
Additionally for December 3rd., see 'A winter funeral' -
These funeral rites in an English winter are absolutely barbaric. I met Max at the gate, and was so moved, unknown to myself till the moment came, that I could not speak to him.