George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion on Vernon Corea’s Bookshelf

George Bernard Shaw visited Ceylon and stayed at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo.

George Bernard Shaw visited Ceylon and stayed at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo.

George Bernard Shaw loved the Galle Face Hotel in the 1960s Vernon Corea compered shows at the Coconut Grove at Galle Face Hotel.

George Bernard Shaw loved the Galle Face Hotel in the 1960s Vernon Corea compered shows at the Coconut Grove at Galle Face Hotel.

George Bernard Shaw’s masterpiece ‘Pygmalion’ was on Vernon Corea’s bookshelf at 5 Maha Nuge Gardens in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Bernard Shaw was one of Vernon’s favorites.

George Bernard Shaw actually visited Ceylon and stayed at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. He said: “Ceylon is the cradle of human race because everybody there looks an original.” Apparently Shaw also said that if he was not born in Ireland he would have wished to born in Ceylon.

Here is some rare footage of George Bernsrd Shaw on his first visit to the United State of America:

One of Vernon Corea’s favourite books was George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion.’ Youtube has a full length movie:

Vernon Corea took his family to the Liberty Cinema in Colombo to see one of his favourite films ‘My Fair Lady’ starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion.’ We found a full length movie posted on youtube for educational purposes:

Radio Ceylon played the soundtrack of ‘My Fair Lady’ over the airwaves of the station introducing the film to the Indian sub-continent.

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