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Material Conditions of Writing Muriel Box
MB 's first dramatic writing was for a group in the amateur theatre movement with which much of her career was linked: the Welwyn Folk Players . She directed for them, and wrote a three-act...
Occupation Muriel Box
Then came a job working for Michael Powell at Gaumont-British —or rather, attending daily for six weeks at the Shepherd's Bush studios without being given any work to do—then working for Gaumont-British at the old...
Reception Dorothy Whipple
They Were Sisters too became a Book Society Choice.
Whipple, Dorothy. Random Commentary. Michael Joseph, 1966.
Sales before publication day passed 32,000, and the editor of Woman's Magazine said it was of course a masterpiece.
Whipple, Dorothy. Random Commentary. Michael Joseph, 1966.
DW was offered by Gaumont-British
Textual Production Margaret Kennedy
The theatrical staging of the novel proved so successful that film versions soon followed: by Fox (1934), Gaumont (1935), and Warner Brothers (1943).
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
For the 1934 filming, Victoria Hopper , who later married Basil...


Between 1901 and 1903
The British film industry became known for developing the dramatic chase motif as James Williamson , the Sheffield Photo Company , and the Gaumont Company all produced films highlighting chase sequences.
Alice Guy-Blaché , the first ever woman film director, was the head of production at the Gaumont Company studios in London.
March 1927
The Gaumont-British Film Corporation was founded with studios at Shepherd's Bush, London.
Between 1930 and 1936
Michael Balcon , as Head of Production at Gaumont British and Gainsborough film company, attempted to define a unique British quality in films, in order to protect the industry from Hollywood invasion.