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This Sporting Life

Material relating to the production and promotion of This Sporting Life (1963), Lindsay Anderson’s first feature film. Based on a novel by David Storey about a rugby league player and his troubled relationship with his widowed landlady, the film starred Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts.
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Letter from Lindsay Anderson to Karel Reisz

Discussion of the financial position of This Sporting Life. Also talks about the possibility of Swedish backing for a film of The Old Crowd
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Photographs, O Lucky Man!

Photographs of the location scouting, production and promotion of O Lucky Man!
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Letter from Lindsay Anderson to Alan Bennett

Letter in which Anderson discusses ideas for the development of the script for The Old Crowd and the possibility of him directing a television production; and suggestions of where to get backing and support for the project.
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In Celebration

Material relating to the first production of In Celebration, written by David Storey and directed by Lindsay Anderson, which opened at the Royal Court Theatre on 22 April 1969.
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Draft of pages from About John Ford by Lindsay Anderson

Handwritten draft of pages from About John Ford (pp 43-45 of the published book).
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Warsaw Film Festival

Correspondence relating to a retrospective of Lindsay Anderson's films in Warsaw, Poland in 1988.
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Photograph of participants at the 9th International Film Festival of India

B/W photograph of participants of the 9th International Film Festival of India, including Lindsay Anderson.
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The Old Crowd, extended film version

File relating to proposed film version of The Old Crowd, a 1979 TV play written by Alan Bennett and directed by Lindsay Anderson.
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