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Literary: correspondence relating to film rights in WSC's book "My Early Life". This file primarily consists of business and legal correspondence relating to a proposed film treatment by Paramount, which was abandoned in 1963. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne., 17 Jan 1961 - 06 Jul 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/450A-B

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Correspondents include: Hugh French (54), Richard Gehman, Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (13), John Colville on the possibility of using Alymer Haldane as an "antagonist" to WSC in the film, Robert Graff (Sextant Inc) (2), C K Jones (Deputy General Manager, Odhams Press Ltd), Brian Forbes [scriptwriter] (20), Martin Rackin, Carl Foreman, Jacob Karp (Vice-President, Paramount). Also includes a letter of 18 Jan 1963 by Brian Forbes describing a visit to Randolph Churchill at Stour [East Bergholt, Suffolk].


  • Creation: 17 Jan 1961 - 06 Jul 1964

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