A Collection relating to Leslie Shepard and the cinema. [c.1948-91]
Manuscript, typescript & printed material. A quantity.
¶Including Shepard's folio 1960 diary of work on films, C.O.I. Information Papers, circulars relating to Pathé, the text of lectures by Shepard on aspects of cinema history, with various circulars, programmes and advertisements and a small amount of correspondence with cinematographers and photographers including Liam O'Leary, Ernest Bornemann & Wolfgang Suschitzky. There are shooting scripts for documentaries on the mining industry and for 'It's in the air' for the D.S.I.R. Two interesting single page typescripts are a CV for Shepard's career in films and editorial work 1933-57, and an autobiographical statement 'Farewell - a long farewell' on leaving the Film Division of the C.O.I. in disillusion at the age of 45 'without a job to go to': 'he would sooner be an honest postman than train as an amoral administrator'.