Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/125
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDD23-28.
  • Dates of Creation
      26 Apr 1946-22 Dec 1954
  • Physical Description
      6 pieces.

Scope and Content

With Derrick De Marney (1906-1978), actor, writing in 1946 from the Denham Fair Committee, Denham Studios. /1-4 relate to the Denham Fair to be held on 10 June 1946, for which RD supplies some signed photographs. /5-6 relate to De Marney's proposal for a film based around Baden Powell and the Scout Movement, in which he would like Donat to play the lead role; Donat rejects the idea on the basis of his knees, commenting "I cannot for the life of me see myself as a healthy boy scout or anything like it."

Dated at: Denham, Bucks, and London.

Typescript with autograph.