Sydney Box

Standard Name: Box, Sydney
Used Form: Evelyn August

Connections

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Dedications Muriel Box
She dedicated it To Sydney with love.
Box, Muriel. The Big Switch. Macdonald, 1964.
prelims
He had helped her with revisions at a time when, after several drafts, she had lost confidence in her work after having got nowhere with a play...
Family and Intimate relationships Muriel Box
When Muriel Baker first read Sydney Box 's award-winning Murder Trial she wrote: A gem of a one-act play! She thought him likely to produce good work for films, and on this basis exchanged letters...
Family and Intimate relationships Muriel Box
Sydney Box suffered a cerebral haemorrhage in late 1959. (His wife had been worrying for some time that he was killing himself.) This resulted in some holiday time, but soon he was as busy as...
Family and Intimate relationships Muriel Box
Muriel Baker and the journalist and writer Sydney Box , who were living together, got married at Holborn chiefly because their lawyer told them this would improve their chances in a libel suit.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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Material Conditions of Writing Muriel Box
Ironically, MB was directing a frothy comedy about adultery,
Box, Muriel. Odd Woman Out. Leslie Frewin, 1974.
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written by herself and Sydney and called Stranger in my Bed, at the time that her marriage to him was breaking up. The play...
Occupation Muriel Box
As well as writing for film and returning to continuity work, MB embarked during the Second World War on a career as a director, working at first for Verity Films . This had been founded...
Occupation Muriel Box
After separating from her first husband , MB became one of the founders of Femina Books , the earliest British feminist publishing firm.
Box, Muriel. Odd Woman Out. Leslie Frewin, 1974.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Performance of text Muriel Box
A comedy about wartime evacuees by Muriel and Sydney Box , Home from Home, opened at the Lyceum Theatre , Edinburgh, after various delays and disappointments.
Box, Muriel. Odd Woman Out. Leslie Frewin, 1974.
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Performance of text Muriel Box
Muriel and Sydney Box 's film The Seventh Veil opened at Leicester Square Theatre (that is, cinema) and became a box-office hit. It brought them an Oscar for best original screenplay.
Box, Muriel. Odd Woman Out. Leslie Frewin, 1974.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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Performance of text Muriel Box
The play The Seventh Veil, adapted by Muriel and Sydney Box from their film of the same name, opened at the Prince's Theatre in London after the harrassing work of revision.
Box, Muriel. Odd Woman Out. Leslie Frewin, 1974.
210
Author summary Muriel Box
MB , who collaborated with her first husband, Sydney , in the mid twentieth century on numerous plays (the more than fifty which preceded the Second World War included two volumes of one-acters with all-female...
Publishing Muriel Box
During the Second World War, with Sydney Box working for the Christian Herald, MB sometimes helped him to fill his pages by contributing occasional verses of an uplifting tendency. These verses were printed like...
Publishing Muriel Box
In financial panic at the outbreak of the Second World War, Muriel and Sydney Box sold the copyright in practically all the plays we had written to date to Samuel French, Ltd. for a thousand...
Textual Features Muriel Box
Some of the Boxes' joint screenplays tackle the struggle by women for equality; these include The Years Between, 1946, and Good Time Girl, 1948. A piano solo from The Years Between, printed...
Textual Production Muriel Box
MB 's script for The Happy Family was directed by herself for her husband 's new company, London Independent Producers ; it had already opened in the USA as Mr Lord Says No!
Box, Muriel. Odd Woman Out. Leslie Frewin, 1974.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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Timeline

By 28 November 1934
The young Flora Robson , in A Letter to a Young Actress, contributed as a preface to Ladies Only by Muriel and Sydney Box , provided a fascinating account of women's part in amateur...
Late 1940
During heavy bombing of London by Hitler 's airforce, film-maker Sydney Box reported anti-semitism in the British Air Ministry , who wanted someone to make a propaganda film but won't do business with Jews.