Christopher Fry, 1907-2005
Literary File, Photography Collection

93 items (1 box)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Mary Foster and Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None

Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Christopher Fry Literary File consists of 93 photographs, including portraits of Fry and stills from various productions of his plays. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*All items are located at PH:LF:Fry, C.

Item List

Accession / P No.  Description
P1A-P1BPhotographic postcard portrait of Fry at age 2 years, 4 months, April 1910 (P1B is an enlargement of P1A).
P2Photographic postcard portrait of Fry, with a message to his son handwritten on the verso.
P3Proof sheet of 4 portraits of Fry standing in a doorway.
P4A-P4B Photographic postcard portrait of Fry at age 14 months, with his father (P4B is an enlargement of P4A).
P5A-P5B Group portrait of 8 children in costume; inscribed on verso of P5A: "Kit in his first play as King Alfred / at Kindergarten Festival / 5 1/2 years / Small boy kneeling by his mother" (P5B is an enlargement of P5A).
P6Portrait of Fry and his wife Phyllis on a Christmas card inscribed/signed (by Phyllis?): "with love from / Phyl & Christopher."
P7Snapshot of an unidentified young man.
P8A-P8B, P9-P20 Stills from a production of The Lady's Not for Burning.
P21-P27Stills from German productions of The Lady's Not for Burning in Frankfurt (P21), Berlin (P22-P25), Munich (P26), and Cologne (P27).
P28-P30 Stills from productions of The Lady's Not for Burning in Stockholm (P28) and Copenhagen (P29-P30).
P31-P54 Stills from productions of Ring Around the Moon (P31-P32), Thor, with Angels (P33), The Dark Is Light Enough (P34-P35), Phoenix Too Frequent (P36-P41), and Sleeping Prisoners (P42-P54).
P55-P60Stills from a London production of Venus Observed.
P61-P73 Stills from productions of Venus Observed in Germany (P61, P68-P73), Malmo, Sweden (P62), and the Hague, Netherlands (P63-P67).
P74-P76Photographic postcard views of Shipton-under-Wynchwood.
P77-P78 Views of Bedford Modern School (Fry's alma mater).
P79-P86Views of The Shaven Crown (an old monastic hostelry), Shipton-under-Wynchwood, including 3 photographic postcards (P79-P81).

Index of Photographers

Bedfordshire Times--P78
Blau, Tom--P3
Burschhausen, Hanns--P61
Campin, C. Righton--P82-P84
Croner (Berlin, Germany)--P68-P73
Hansen, H. Lund--P29-P30
Hutton, Kurt, 1893-1960--P56-P60
Järlas, Sven--P28
Lemaire, F. L.--P63-P67
McBean, Angus, 1904- --P8A-P8B, P9-P16, P34-P35, P55
Murray, Alec--P31
Packer, Frank, photographer--P74-P76, P79-P81
Particam Pictures--P17-P20
Rogers, Houston--P32, P42-P54
South Wales Evening Post--P33
Steinmetz, Hildegard--P26
Stuckmann (Cologne, Germany)--P27
Vickers, John, photographer--P36-P41
Willott (Berlin, Germany)--P22-P24

Christopher Fry Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 24 September 2007)

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