Ithell Colquhoun spies Crowley in Watkin's bookshop - London
From her book 'The Living Stones':
The nearest I came to meeting him was to see (and hear) him in Watkins' bookshop one day in the summer of 1937...I saw a squarely-built man of medium height who appeared to be in his middle sixties. His skin was the colour and texture of parchment, and thinning grey hair was scraped across the crown of his head; glasses (rimless or steel-rimmed) straddled his nose; features in no way remarkable were set in a long heavy face… His voice has been very variously described -as cockney, nasal, booming; perhaps this, too, changed with his mood and environment. That day it was an 'Oxford' voice (actually Cambridge in his case) with some of those affectations of tone which serve as a password among 'queers'. It was a stagey exhibitionistic voice; he made certain that everyone in the shop would hear everything he said, whether it concerned them or not. p. 171-2
A real "Queen" then. 🙂
Lol thats a great description 'It was a stagey exhibitionistic voice; he made certain that everyone in the shop would hear everything he said, whether it concerned them or not.' 😀
Was this period when he started working with Lady Frieda Harris on the Thoth Deck?