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TitleScreenplay and associated papers of Paul Bernard (1927-1997), Film and Television designer and director, 1979-1987
Extent3 boxes
AbstractThis collection chiefly contains copies of various versions of a dramatisation by Paul Bernard (1929-1997) of Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryPaul Bernard was born in 1927 and died in Twickenham, Middlesex on 27 September 1997. A film and television designer and director, Bernard was production designer on the 1962 TV series 'Out of This World'. His directing credits include 'The Tomorrow People' (1973), 'Virgin of the Secret Service' (1968), 'Doctor Who' (episodes: 'Day of the Daleks' 1972, 'The Time Monster' 1972 and 'Frontier in Space' 1973), as well as a number of episodes of the long-running British soap opera 'Coronation Street' (1980). In 1979 he began work on a screenplay based on D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'. Production of the adaptation reached the stage of having settled locations, cast and filming dates, but financial and copyright issues prevented the production of Bernard's dramatisation from being completed.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was purchased by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in 1999.
DescriptionThe collection comprises papers of Paul Bernard and of his production companies, Thurza productions and Brightrose productions, relating to his screenplay of 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'. It includes several different versions of the text, adapted in three and six parts. Also present are correspondence, legal papers and other pre-production material gathered together by Bernard and his assistant, Lois Singer, in the course of their attempts to film the adaptation. Bernard's screenplay was never filmed.
MgtGroupLiterary and cultural records
MgtSubGroupD H Lawrence
ArrangementThe collection has been divided into two series bringing like documents together. Series one comprises pre-production papers; series two contains versions of the script.
TermMotion picture plays
FindingAidsCopyright in all finding aids belongs to The University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 12 pp. Online: Online catalogue accessible through the Manuscripts and Special Collections website.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialD.H. Lawrence collection (La)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39Thurza Productions Limited; television production company
NA40Brightrose Productions; television production company
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA3360Bernard; Paul (1929-1997); film and television writer designer and director and artist1929-1997
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