Balderston, John L. (John Lloyd), 1889-1954.
Billy Rose Theatre Division
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Collection contains correspondence, scripts, scenarios andnotes documenting Balderston's work on plays and screenplays. Includes letters from co-authors George Moore and Jack Squire, correspondence concerning BERKELEY SQAURE and DRACULA, various scenarios for THE BROOK KERITH,a draft of CLOWN OF STRATFORD, memos and notes regarding FRANKENSTEIN, GONE WITH THE WIND, RED PLANET, and othe projects, perhaps never produced, on Andrew Johnson and August Strindberg. Also an incomplete autobiographical sketch.
Playwright and screenwriter, John L. Balderston was born in Philadelphia, but lived for many years in England. He trained as a journalist, was a war correspondent during World War I and in the early 1920s worked as a journalist in London. As a playwright, Balderston often worked in collaboration and specialized in horror, fantasy and romantic adventure scripts.
Controlled Access Terms
- Balderston, John L. (John Lloyd), 1889-1954.
- Moore, George, 1852-1933.
- Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958.