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Literary: correspondence relating to film rights in WSC's book "My Early Life"., 31 Jan 1959 - 28 Nov 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/449A-B

Scope and Contents

This file primarily consists of business and legal correspondence. The film rights were acquired by the Hugh French Agency and Paramount in 1960. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne.Correspondents include: Robert Clark (8), Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (29), Hugh French (24), John Le Vien, Eliot Hyman (2), Sir David Cunynghame, Richard Patterson (Director, Paramount British Pictures Ltd), Robin French.Also includes: a financial statement relating to profits of "The Dam Busters" film (ff 1-4), lists of possible writers and directors for "My Early Life" (ff 144 - 160 & 194-204).


  • Creation: 31 Jan 1959 - 28 Nov 1960

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