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Literary: Correspondence relating to film rights in WSC's book "My Early Life"., 06 Feb 1958 - 15 May 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/448A-B

Scope and Contents

This file primarily consists of business and legal correspondence with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer regarding a proposed film version of WSC's book "My Early Life", known in the United States as "A Roving Commission". The project did not pass the preliminary stages and failed in 1959. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne.Correspondents include: Marjorie Thorson (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) (19), Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (39), Nigel Balchin [scriptwriter] (3), C C Piper (Odhams Press Ltd), Kenneth Mackenna (Executive Director, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) (2). Also includes early outlines for script.


  • Creation: 06 Feb 1958 - 15 May 1959

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2 file(s) (2 files (274 loose folios))

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