August 17, 1998 Nick Fraser's assistant, Ms. Jo
Lapping, e-mailed to Mr Irving in the USA:
I would be grateful if you could let me know what your
current plans are so that we can start thinking about
rescheduling the interview.
Dear Jo Lapping
I currently plan to be back in London August 24. Give
me a clear week after that before we film. I have one or
two court days early in September (about 2 or 3); ask my
London office (Benté) at 491 3498 for
email@example.com, she'll have the "Mishcon letters" there
with the dates.
I issued a press
release on the Auschwitz refusal, and Mrs Olesky is
refusing to answer all journalists' questions.
David Irving (currently on US.19 on the way down to
interview was arranged for October. Mr Irving asked for
it to be conducted at his Mayfair home, saying he was
usually filmed in his study. Nick Fraser explained that
he had filmed all other participants in the open air, and
suggested Hyde Park. Meeting at Hyde Park, Mr Fraser
proposed filming Mr Irving on the steps of the Holocaust
memorial there. Puzzled by this proposal, Mr Irving
refused on grounds of taste. Mr Fraser then proposed
Speaker's Corner. During the interview, which lasted an
hour, it rapidly became plain that Fraser's topic was not
Freedom of Speech at all, but his experiences touring the
neo-Nazi scene in Europe, about which Mr Irving was not
interested in the least.
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