Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/58
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDB236-251.
  • Dates of Creation
      17 Nov 1941-13 Dec 1946
  • Physical Description
      16 pieces.

Scope and Content

With Dallas Bower (1907-1999), film director and BBC producer. Topics covered include: a planned BBC production of Alexander Nevsky [by Louis MacNeice] in which RD is involved in 1941; RD's situation with MGM in summer 1942 (Bower thinks it would be "quite catastrophic" for RD to make something on a third-rate scale after the outstanding success of The Young Mr. Pitt); the radio adaptation of The Young Mr. Pitt in 1942; RD's involvement with Sabotage Agent [The Adventures of Tartu] in the same year; the possibility of RD obtaining permission from MGM to make a film of Hamlet; and a proposed meeting in 1946 to discuss Tristan.

/1 is a sheet of copy typescript biographical notes about Dallas Bower.

Dated at: Thaxted, Essex; and London.

Manuscript and typescript.