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A Collection of material relating to the production of the film Young Winston.
1972 - From the estate of film director and actor Sir Richard Attenborough. The collection of material includes: An original pen, ink and watercolour set design (51 x 97 cms) by Don Ashton, signed and dated "Don Ashton December 1970". This set design shows William Buckle's Office at the Times Newspaper, as seen through a fanlight window. The role of George Buckle was played by Ian Holm. A folder of pre-production plans for the wayside halt train sequence with ordinance survey copy maps and photographs of the train and railway. The folder is addresses to Carl Foreman, The Holday Inn, Marrakech. The plans, printed from the original drawings, by John Graysmark show a little waterstaining. The photographs are annotated to show the changes that were needed to be made to the steam engine used. One of the memorable scenes from the film where Churchill escapes the Boers by jumping from a train. Don Ashton and John Graysmark were both nominated for the 1973 Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Academy Award for Young Winston. A green velvet covered and velvet lined chest with decorative metal hinges and trim (56 x 36 x 26 cms). With an engraved plaque on lid "For Dicky from Carl, fondly and gratefully, Young Winston, May - October 1971, presented to Attenborough by the film's director Carl Foreman. The velvet on the sides and lid is a little sunned, rubbed and soiled. This chest used to sit in front of Attenborough's desk in his office at Beaver Lodge. A box with about 30 sheets of headed notepaper, printed Winston S Churchill. The box filled out with blank stationary. A reproduction stage prop copy of Malakand Field Force. The cover imitates the first edition but the contents are made from an unrelated book. Richard Attenborough (1923รข€"2014) was an English actor, film director and producer. His most memorable performances include Pinkie in Brighton Rock (1947), Squadron Leader Bartlett, 'Big X' in The Great Escape (1963), John Christie in 10 Rillington Place (1971) and John Hammond in Jurassic Park (1993). As a director, he won two Academy Awards for the 1983 epic Gandhi and during his career was the recipient of four BAFTAs and Four Golden Globe Awards. Among his other notable films as director were Young Churchill (1972) A Bridge Too Far (1977) Chaplin (1992) and Shadowlands (1993). He served as President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Richard Attenborough was made CBE in 1967, knighted in 1976 and raised to the Peerage as Baron Attenborough of Richmond upon Thames in 1993. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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