Roy Plomley's castaway is journalist Michael Elkins.
Michael Elkins was, for many years, the BBC correspondent in Jerusalem. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he recalls his childhood in New York, where he became a pool-room hustler, his screen-writing career in Hollywood, and he talks about his active role in helping to set up a Jewish state in Palestine.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Spring by Antonio Vivaldi
Book: The Hero With the Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
Luxury: Electric typewriter