Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/323
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDN2-9.
  • Dates of Creation
      18 May 1950-7 Sep 1951
  • Physical Description
      8 pieces; 11 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Ronald Neame (1911-2010), cinematographer and director. Topics covered include: an invitation to attend the Gala Premiere of So Long at the Fair and the British Film Academy Awards ceremony on 1 June 1950; RD's inability to attend as he is "not really fit enough to be seen about in public" (/3); changes to specific scenes in The Magic Box in March 1951, and disagreements between RD and Neame over the script of the film. /7 is a copy letter from RD in which he sets out in some detail his opinions and grievances about the film. In /8 Neame informs RD that following an early showing of the film in September 1951, there is a general feeling that it is a very good picture.

Typescript with autograph.

Related Material

Another copy letter to Neame is included in FRD1/8/1.