Filming T. E. Lawrence: Korda’s Lost Epics by Edited by Andrew Kelly, James Pepper & Jeffrey Richards soon to be available at the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London & New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.
The screenplay of an unproduced motion picture, written in 1938 by Miles Malleson, Brian Desmond Hurst and Duncan Guthrie.
From the cover: The 1962 Speigel-Lean Lawrence of Arabia was an attempt to dramatize T. E. Lawrences war adventures on screen. Three decades earlier Alexander Korda had tried, over five years, to film Lawrences life. The story of his attempt is the basis for this book, which provides a portrayal of the workings of British film censorship in the 1930s, highlighting the ability of foreign governments to influence British politicians and film makers.
This book tells how initial opposition came from Lawrence himself, and how after his death in 1935 Korda faced resistance from the British Foreign Office and the government of Turkey, the country cast as a villain in the depiction of Lawrences part in the Arab revolt.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 131 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.