Jan 21 Thursday

Sent ×××× [indecipherable] John Russell watch on way to Estonia [sic: Esthonia] by district messenger.
Throat & stomach.
Garnet loopring mended for Laura & my tortoiseshell brooch repinned.
Bad headache & sore throat
* But went to Denham.
Refugee-film decision in a fortnight. Contract for L & me to write scenario to be discussed in a week's time. Also Claudius scenario will be ready in a week. Sternberg has kept fairly close to my version. "Boy=Girl." "On ne Baldwin pas avec l'amour." [RG] Jenny will have her part. He may want me to work on the Revolt script. (Laura's men-men business1 'too good'.) Saw Zoltan who had just finished Elephant Boy2 & made a good impression; & the Elephant Boy himself3 riding on a big fire-engine wearing a red turban.
John G. arrived stayed late talked a lot listened not at all.

Editorial Notes

21937 movie directed by Zoltan Korda and produced by Alexander Korda eds.
3an Indian boy named Sabu eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Denham

    usually associated with Denham Studios and Alexander Korda eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • von Sternberg, Josef
    Austrian filmmaker (1894-1969); involved in the unfinsihed I, Claudius film eds.
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Baldwin

    Baldwin, Stanley
    (1867-1947), three-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom eds.
  • Zoltan

    Korda, Zoltan
    Alexander Korda's brother eds.
  • John

    Graves, John
    R.G.'s brother. Visited R.G. & L.R. in 1934 with R.G.'s mother. WG


    • Title: Refugee Scenario [working title of a screenplay for Korda]
    • Author: Graves Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1936-11
    • Title: The World and Ourselves [former title: Letter Book]
    • Author: Riding, Laura [contributor; with Sally Graves, Sir Edward Marsh et al]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert