Miscellaneous papers

Scope and Content

This class contains a small quantity of RD's papers, both personal and professional, which do not obviously fit into any of the other categories of material in his archive. It includes two books of copy telegrams sent to his family in America during the war years, a series of box office returns from 1943, and some publicity material for his 1951 film The Magic Box. Probably the most significant item is the 'emotion chart' he created in order to plot his character's development in film The Citadel, a practice he also followed in other films, demonstrating how he applied certain techniques of stage acting to his film work.