Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/55
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDB221-230.
  • Dates of Creation
      16 Nov 1950-13 Sep 1951
  • Physical Description
      10 pieces; 12 leaves.

Scope and Content

With John Boulting (1913-1985), film producer and director, relating largely to The Magic Box which Boulting directed. Topics covered include: the possibility of RD unveiling a plaque on Friese-Green's former house in Brighton; RD's dislike of the third version of the film script, asserting that it needs "more humanity and more comedy"; arrangements for the filming of the Maida Vale scene in the film and a disagreement between RD and Boulting over this; Boulting's detailed responses to RD's observations on the rough cut of the film; RD's operation which means he will miss the premiere of the film; and notices of the film.

Dated at London and Elstree, Herts.

Manuscript and typescript.

Related Material

There is another copy letter to Boulting included in FRD1/8/1 and further correspondence in FRD1/8/15/11.