Item #39968 Manuscript archive for his novel, SO WELL REMEMBERED. James Hilton.

Manuscript archive for his novel, SO WELL REMEMBERED.

Hollywood, Ca: [ca. 1944-5].

Price: $6,000.00

About the item

The substantial manuscript archive for this novel, consisting of heavily corrected original and carbon typescripts, a lightly corrected final carbon typescript, and a small file of correspondence pertaining to publication and other matters. 1 vols. 4to. In grey cloth slipcase and leather label.

Item #39968

Hilton's novel, SO WELL REMEMBERED, was published in the US in 1945, and attending the release of a highly successful film adaptation, in the UK in 1947, starring John Mills, Trevor Howard and Richard Carlson. This archive for the novel consists of: a) a complete carbon typescript, [3],386 leaves, quarto, bradbound in term-binder, with label, bearing scattered manuscript corrections and small revisions in ink; b) a very large file of uncollated, occasionally contiguous working typescript, much of it very heavily worked over in ink by Hilton, in excess of one thousand leaves, corresponding to at least significant portions of two or three early drafts of the novel; and c) a file of correspondence and similar material (ca. thirty items) relating to serialization and translation rights for the novel, including received letters and Hilton's carbons, as well as correspondence with Mary Margaret McBride about a radio broadcast about the novel (Hilton's 6 leaf corrected typescript of his broadcast is included), and a one page t.l.s. (Santa Monica, 1 Dec. 1945) from actress Betty Fairfax Hitchcock.