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| date=[[30 November]] [[1955]]
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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This is a fragment of a letter to Molly Waldron, dated [[November 30]], [[1955]]. It comments on the first episodes of the [[The Lord of the Rings (1956 radio series)|radio adaptation]] of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' that was airing at the time. Tolkien is less than happy. He calls to [[Norman Shelley]]'s portrayal of [[Tom Bombadil]] "dreadful", but worse was that [[Goldberry]] was identified as his daughter, and the [[Old Man Willow|Willowman]] as an ally of [[Mordor]].
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Tolkien commented on the first episodes of the [[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)|radio adaptation]] of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' that was airing at the time. Tolkien was less than happy. He called [[Norman Shelley]]'s portrayal of [[Tom Bombadil]] "dreadful", but worse was that [[Goldberry]] was identified as his daughter, and the [[Old Man Willow|Willowman]] as an ally of [[Mordor]].
 
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Latest revision as of 10:43, 11 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 175
RecipientMolly Waldron
Date30 November 1955
Subject(s)The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)

Letter 175 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien commented on the first episodes of the radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings that was airing at the time. Tolkien was less than happy. He called Norman Shelley's portrayal of Tom Bombadil "dreadful", but worse was that Goldberry was identified as his daughter, and the Willowman as an ally of Mordor.