Collection Number: PR6066.I53_Z98

Collection Title: Harold Pinter Ephemera, Chiefly from the Collection of Sir Joseph Gold, 1949-circa 1984

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Size 350 items
Abstract Sir Joseph Gold (1912-1997) was educated at Harvard and London universities and knighted in 1980. He served as a member of the International Monetary Fund from 1946 to 1960, as General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department from 1960 to 1979, and as Senior Consultant to the Fund. He collected first editions of contemporary authors, including in addition to works by Harold Pinter, significant holdings of works by Samuel Beckett, Dylan Thomas, Ezra Pound, and Ted Hughes. Harold Pinter, playwright, director, actor, poet, and political activist, was born in 1930. He has written twenty-nine plays and twenty-one screenplays and has been awarded numerous prizes for drama. Materials, the bulk of which were collected by Sir Joseph Gold, relate to playwright, director, actor, poet, and political activist Harold Pinter. Included are playbills and theatrical advertisements; movie miscellany; literary prospectuses; Gold's correspondence, 1960-1978, regarding Pinter materials, including some with Alan Clodd; and newspaper clippings concerning Pinter and performances of his plays.
Creator Gold, Joseph, 1912-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in Harold Pinter Ephemera, Chiefly from the Collection of Sir Joseph Gold (PR6066.I53 Z98), Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired from Serendipity Books in June 2006
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Sir Joseph Gold (1912-1997) was educated at Harvard and London universities. He served as a member of the International Monetary Fund from 1946 to 1960, as General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department from 1960 to 1979, and as Senior Consultant to the Fund. Sir Joseph was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1980. He was a distinguished collector of first editions of contemporary authors. His collections, in addition to works by Harold Pinter, included significant holdings of works by Samuel Beckett, Dylan Thomas, Ezra Pound, and Ted Hughes.

Harold Pinter, playwright, director, actor, poet, and political activist, was born in 1930. He wrote twenty-nine plays and twenty-one screenplays and was awarded numerous prizes for drama.

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Materials, the bulk of which were collected by Sir Joseph Gold, relate to playwright, director, actor, poet, and political activist Harold Pinter. Included are playbills and theatrical advertisements; movie miscellany; literary prospectuses; Gold's correspondence, 1960-1978, regarding Pinter materials, including some with Alan Clodd; and newspaper clippings concerning Pinter and performances of his plays.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Playbills and theatrical announcements.

135 items.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Plays directed by Pinter.

9 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetically by play and chronologically within each play.

Folder 7

Plays directed by Pinter #PR6066.I53_Z98, Subseries: "1.2. Plays directed by Pinter." Folder 7

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Literary prospectuses and publishers' catalogs.

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34 items.
Folder 18

Correspondence #PR6066.I53_Z98, Series: "4. Manuscripts and unpublished materials." Folder 18

Pinter to P. B. Comerford, July 18, 1960; Peter Hall to Ian Hamilyton, June 10, 1966; eleven letters from Alan Clodd to Joseph Gold, written between June 1967 and November 1960; Pamela Robinson to Joseph Gold, March 31, 1978.

Folder 19

Manuscripts by Pinter #PR6066.I53_Z98, Series: "4. Manuscripts and unpublished materials." Folder 19

"Pinter's statement at Rome regarding the Italian production of "Old Times" (photocopy of typescript, 7 p., dated 10th May 1973 at end); a different version of the same statement (typescript, 5 p., dated May 1973 at end); photomechanical reproduction of typescript of "Kullus" (1949) and eleven poems dated 1950-1983 (14 p.)

Folder 20

Typescript for landscape chapter of Robert Hayman's Harold Pinter and corresponding galley proofs #PR6066.I53_Z98, Series: "4. Manuscripts and unpublished materials." Folder 20

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roberta Engleman, January 2007

Encoded by: Roberta Engleman, January 2007

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