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FOR THE RECORD

August 31, 2014



Our story "Innocent youths held in prison system" (News, last week, page 1) and our leader "Locking up vulnerable children is desperate and uncivilised" (Comment, last week, page 34) both referred to "the prison system's secure children's homes". We should make it clear that secure children's homes are run by local authorities, not the prison system, but are overseen by the Youth Justice Board.

We have been asked to state that contrary to our story "A-listers queue up to buy street art by Bambi, the female Banksy" (News, 17 August, page 10), Banksy has never met or worked with Bambi, despite the title of a new exhibition of their work in London - When Banksy Met Bambi.

"Me and my Leica" (New Review, last week, page 8) was wrong to claim Robert Capa used a Leica camera to photograph US action on Omaha beach on D-Day; he used Contax II cameras. And Dorothy Parker may be famed for her wit but our claim that she had reviewed Christopher Isherwood's I Am a Camera with the quip "Me no Leica" was incorrect. The credit belongs to theatre critic Walter Kerr, whose put-down was directed at John Van Druten's 1951 play of the same name, adapted from Isherwood's Berlin stories.

Write to Stephen Pritchard, Readers' Editor, the Observer, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, tel 020 3353 4656 or email reader@observer.co.uk


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Source: Observer (UK)


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