University of Delaware Library

Lambert, Gavin.

Sons and Lovers : screenplay

1959 April 10


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F964


Creator: Lambert, Gavin.


Title: Sons and Lovers : screenplay


Inclusive Dates: 1959 April 10


Extent: 1 item (189 p.)


Abstract: In 1959, British-born screenwriter Gavin Lambert (1924-2005) wrote the screenplay Son and Lovers based on the novel by D. H. Lawrence.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F964, Lambert, Gavin, Sons and Lovers : screenplay, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 67, F964: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, March 2014.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, April 2014.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Screenwriter Gavin Lambert (1924-2005), who was born on July 23, 1924, in East Grinstead, Sussex England, spent most of his life in Hollywood, California, where he was hired as a screenwriter in 1958. Naturalized as a United States citizen in 1964, Lambert was known not only as a screenwriter, but as an observer and biographer of the film industry.

Lambert wrote candidly in his novels and nonfiction of the difficulties of stardom and the destructive effects a movie career can have upon actors, for example, the mental collapse of the teen star in his best-known novel, Inside Daisy Clover (1963). Natalie Wood, who played the title role in the film version of this novel, was later the subject of Lambert's biography, Natalie Wood: a Life (2004), which he based not only on his research but his experience of Wood as a personal friend.

Lambert wrote sixteen screenplays during his career, including adaptations of two of Tennessee Williams plays: first, in 1961, the film script for The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone and in 1989, the television version of Sweet Bird of Youth .

Lambert also contributed articles to magazines, such as New Statesman, Observer, Harper’s Bazaar; and was the founder of the magazine Sequence. In 1966 he received the Thomas R. Coward Memorial Award for his novel, Norman's Letter.

Sources:

"Gavin Lambert." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Gale Biography in Context). http:/galenet.galegroup.com (accessed April 29, 2014)


Scope and Content Note

In 1959, British-born screenwriter Gavin Lambert (1924-2005) wrote the screenplay Son and Lovers based on the novel by D. H. Lawrence.

This copy of Lambert’s screenplay, dated April 10, 1959, is the final draft. The script is a mimeographed typescript, brad-bound in blue wrappers, with a Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation imprint on the cover.

Also printed on the cover are "Return to the Stenographic Department" and "Final" and stamped with the number 4018. Prior to the title page, exists the remaining portion of a tear-off form #913, used to record the borrower of the script. The remainder of the page notes that a $5.00 charge will be levied if the script is not returned in a timely manner. The title page bears the imprint of Jerry Wald Productions 815 and the typed information, "Final" and "April 10, 1959."

Jack Cardiff directed the 1960 film that starred Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, and Donald Pleasence.


Selected Search Terms

Alternate Title
Sons and lovers (Lawrence, D. H.)
Personal Names
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Lambert, Gavin.
Corporate Names
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Topical Terms
Motion pictures--United States--History--20th century.
American drama--20th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Screenplays.
Occupation
Screen writers.

Personal Contributors


Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 099, F963, Gavin Lambert, Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me : screenplay

MSS 099, F965, Gavin Lambert, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden : screenplay


Detailed Contents List

Sons and Lovers : screenplay, 1959 April 10   [Box 67 F964]