Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:
Literary: British and International Press Limited: correspondence regarding publication of articles., 30 Jul 1931 - 09 Mar 1936
Correspondents include: Brendan Bracken (3); and Nicholl Manisty [lawyer for WSC] (28).Includes: correspondence regarding world serialisation rights for WSC's "The Eastern Front" including a legal dispute with London General Press.
Literary: correspondence and legal papers concerning a libel case brought by Eric O'Gowan (earlier Brigadier Eric Dorman-Smith) against WSC regarding WSC's coverage of O'Gowan's removal from the post of Deputy Chief of General Staff, Middle East, in volume 4 ("The Hinge of Fate") of his war memoirs ("The Second World War")., May 1953 - Jun 1959
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 on foreign rights and permission to publish WSC's "Secret Session Speeches", mainly through representatives of Pearn, Pollinger and Higham, Limited, authors' agents., Mar 1946 - Mar 1950
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
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
Literary: correspondence relating to film rights in WSC's books "My Early Life" and "The World Crisis". This file primarily consists of business and legal correspondence relating to an ultimately unsuccessful approach made by William Smith Seay and G R Morrell. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne., 04 Jan 1959 - 18 May 1961
Correspondents include: William Smith Seay (14), Alan Harvey [HM Consul (Information), Chicago, United States], A Barker (Foreign Office), Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (12), Sir David Cunynghame, G R Morrell (Midwest Video Association) (10), Spyros Skouras [President, Twentieth Century Fox], B Finley Vinson (Vice-President, First National Bank, Little Rock, Arkansas [United States]), C H Moses, Senator James Fulbright, Hugh French, J A McCracken, Paul MacNamara, Ronald Grierson.
Correspondence with Fladgate and Company, Solicitors, Pall Mall, London, [mainly with Anthony Moir]. File includes accounts for legal work undertaken; correspondence on the use of WSC's name and image by cigar manufacturers Cigarren-Friedrich and Company, Switzerland and Romeo y Julieta, Cuba, requests from "Life" for use of photographs of WSC and Lord Randolph Churchill and Lady Randolph Churchill and claims by a clinic for regenerative therapy that WSC had been treated by this method.
Breach of Copyright Correspondence between Anthony Montague-Browne, PS to WSC, Anthony Moir, Fladgate & Co., Solicitors, Marshall, Vigoda & Bomser, Counselors at Law, New York, and the British Embassy, Washington, on breach of WSC's copyright by Colpix Records, who had produced a recording of WSC's wartime speeches in the United States.
Correspondence with Wood, Willey and Company, Chartered Accountants [mainly with James Wood, Senior Partner]. File includes valuations of WSC's estate and balance sheets with income and expenditure accounts.
Personal: Business: correspondence with representatives of Fladgate and Company, particularly Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor]., 1948 - 1956
Correspondence with Lloyds Bank, on WSC's, and Randolph Churchill's tax affairs, and with Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company, Solicitors, on the Garron Tower estate.
Correspondence with Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company on the Garron Tower estate, and the acquisition of 28 Hyde Park Gate, London, and with Lloyds Bank on WSC's current account, and income tax affairs, particularly relating to the "History of the English Speaking Peoples".
Copy of WSC's will.
Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers concerning an action brought by William Griffin, editor and publisher of the New York Enquirer, against WSC for slander over WSC's denial of statements attributed to him by Griffin on the United States' entry into World War I., Jan 1941 - Oct 1941
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