Olivier Archive. Vol. DCCXXXVIII (ff. ). Proposals 1950-1959. Includes p ... 

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Olivier Archive. Vol. DCCXXXVIII (ff. ). Proposals 1950-1959. Includes proposals for biopics of Shakespeare, Edmund Kean (for 20th Century Fox); Lawrence of Arabia (for Nomad Productions); Leonardo da Vinci, and William the Conqueror. Other notable proposals included: A tale of two cities, and Tender is the night, both for Selznick; My cousin Rachel; Andre Obey’s Noah, for Alexander Korda; War and peace; Bridge on the River Kwai, for Horizon Pictures; and several Shakespeares, most notably Antony and Cleopatra, for a team including Filippo del Giudice and Dallas Bower; but also including King Lear (also for del Giudice), As you like it. Troilus and Cressida, and Macbeth.

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