Lot 308: Milne, A. A.



2015-09-16 14:06:58

Lot 308: Milne A. A.: (1882-1956) English Author, Creator Of Winnie-The-Pooh. A Good D.S., A. A. Milne, Three Pages, Folio, N.P. (London), 31St December 1927. The Typed Document Is A Memorandum Of Agreement Between Milne And Horace Watson Of The Haymarket Theatre In Which Watson Secures The Sole And Exclusive License To Perform Milne'S Play The Fourth Wall (Referred To As A Manuscript ['A.M.S.'] In The Document) Throughout The British Isles For A Period Of Five Years, The Document Comprising Eighteen Clauses Covering Royalty Payments (5% Of The Gross Weekly Receipts Up To £1200 And 15% Thereafter), Agreeing That Milne Shall Be At Liberty To Attend All Rehearsals, That The Cast 'Shall Be Chosen By Agreement Between Author And Manager' And That Milne Shall Retain The Film And Amateur Rights Etc. Signed By Milne At The Conclusion And Also Signed By Him With His Initials ('A. A. M.') At The Foot Of The First Two Pages. Four File Holes To The Left Edge Of Each Page And Some Minor Pinholes To The Upper Left Corners Of Each Page And Minor Age Wear To The Edges Of The Pages, None Of Which Affect The Text Or Signature. Together With A Small Selection Of Related Ds.S. And T.Ls.S. By Various Individuals (Not Milne) Concerning The Touring Rights Of The Fourth Wall, Including A D.S. By Lionel Bute, A T.L.S. By Miss. E. Patching Of Curtis Brown Ltd (Milne'S Agents) Agreeing To A Reduction In The Percentage Of Milne'S Royalties, Etc. Some File Holes And Light Age Wear To The Additional Documents And Letters, Generally Vg, 7 The Fourth Wall Is A Mystery Play By Milne And Was First Performed At The Haymarket Theatre In 1928. It Was Later Adapted For The Film Birds Of Prey (1930) Directed By Basil Dean.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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