Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/32
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDB45-52.
  • Dates of Creation
      1 Jun [1951]-9 Sep 1954 & n.d.
  • Physical Description
      8 pieces.

Scope and Content

With Sir Michael Elias Balcon (1896-1977), film producer; and two letters to other correspondents. Contents largely relate to RD's performance in The Magic Box, the rough cut of the film, and the first reviews. /7 is a copy letter dated 9 September 1954 from RD to film director Charles Frend at Ealing Studios, relating to their disagreements over The Magic Box and RD's opinion of Eric Ambler. /8 is a copy letter from RD to Jack Worrow at Ealing Studios relating to two writers Worrow has suggested might 'ghost' RD's life story. RD is willing for a life story to be published, but stipulates that it must be written by Walter Greenwood.

Typescript with autograph of Balcon.