Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:
Literary: correspondence concerning film and television offers for WSC's book "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"., 25 Jul 1955 - 12 Feb 1965
Literary: correspondence concerning film rights in WSC's book "My Early Life". This file mainly consists of business and legal correspondence with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Brothers. The rights had been acquired by Warner Brothers in 1941, but MGM were keen to negotiate a new contract. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne., 23 May 1956 - 20 Dec 1957
Correspondents include: Dore Schary (Vice-President, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) (4), Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (22), Arthur Loew (President, Loew's Inc) (2), Jack Warner (President, Warner Brothers Pictures Inc) (6), Marjorie Thorson (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) (10), 1st Lord Bracken, Arthur Abeles junior (Managing Director, Warner Brothers Pictures Inc).
Literary: correspondence concerning permission to quote from WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War"), "My Early Life" and speeches., Jul 1949 - Feb 1956
Literary: correspondence on and scripts of BBC broadcasts to Europe (and Latin America) of readings from WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Oct 1948 - Oct 1951
Literary: correspondence on copyright matters and seeking permission to quote from "The Story of the Malakand Field Force", "The River War", "Savrola", "My African Journey", and "Marlborough: His Life and Times"., Jan 1946 - Apr 1955
Literary: correspondence on permission to quote extracts from various of WSC's works including speeches, "Great Contemporaries", "Liberalism and the social problem", "London to Ladysmith", "Lord Randolph Churchill", "Marlborough: His Life and Times", "My African Journey", "My Early Life", "Thoughts and Adventures", "The River War", "Secret Session Speeches", "Savrola", the war memoirs ["The Second World War"], and "The World Crisis"., Dec 1949 - Jan 1963
Literary: correspondence on the foreign rights in WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War") and other works, mainly with Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Q-Z., Jan 1946 - Apr 1955
Literary: correspondence: recordings of speeches and extracts from works. This file primarily consists of business correspondence relating to the rights in speeches recorded privately by WSC in 1949, which were acquired by Decca in 1964. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne. Correspondents include: O C Preuss (His Master's Voice Gramophone Company) (20), Emery Reves, Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (30), J D Bicknell (His Master's Voice Gramophone Company, later Electrical and Musical Industries Ltd) (15), Denis Kelly, Arthur Luce Klein (Spoken Arts Inc), Hugh Greene [Director-General, BBC], George Marek (Vice-President and General Manager, Radio Corporation of America) (2), Leonard Lyons (New York Post), Kenneth Glancy (Vice-President, Columbia Records), Christopher Soames, Sir Edward Lewis (Chairman, Decca Ltd) (4), John Le Vien (Le Vien Films Ltd), Drew Middleton (New York Times) (2), William Hearst junior (Editor in Chief, Hearst Newspapers), Herbert Gfroerer (4), D M Day (First Secretary, British Embassy in the United States)., 27 Sep 1946 - 24 Apr 1965
Other subjects include: correspondence regarding a compilation of WSC's favourite tunes, the text for introduction by WSC for film "My Early Life" (ff 47-49), numerous lists of WSC's recorded speeches, British and United States newspaper cuttings relating to the release of the recorded speeches by Decca (ff 363-372, 380-382).
Literary: Correspondence relating to film rights in WSC's book "My Early Life"., 06 Feb 1958 - 15 May 1959
Literary: correspondence relating to film rights in WSC's book "My Early Life"., 31 Jan 1959 - 28 Nov 1960
Correspondence between Anthony Montague Browne, Private Secretary to WSC and John (Jack) Le Vien (23) on film and television rights to WSC's War Memoirs File includes correspondence with Anthony Moir, and John McCracken, Fladgate & Co., Solicitors (17), telegram from Edward Murrow, copy of United States entertainment trade publication "Variety", 3 June 1959 giving details of project, letter from Lord Montgomery of Alamein to WSC, agreeing to help Le Vien.
Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), C-I., Jun 1946 - Dec 1950
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