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1 FAULKNER, WILLIAM Important Archive of William Faulkner Material for the Selling of the Motion Picture Rights to His Novel - “The Sound and the Fury” - to Twentieth Century-Fox Including Four Contracts Signed by Faulkner
Los Angeles/New York/Oxford, Mississippi 1956-1967 
This is the approximately 90 page archive file from William Faulkner's former agents, Harold Ober Associates, in which they negotiated and sold the motion picture rights to Faulkner's masterpiece novel, “The Sound and the Fury” to Twentieth Century-Fox studios. In 1959, director Martin Ritt produced the acclaimed motion picture starring Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Stuart Whitman, Ethel Waters, Jack Warden, Albert Dekker. The four contracts signed by Faulkner are described as follows: (1) The Option Agreement Contract to Purchase the Motion Picture Rights to “The Sound and the Fury,” 10 page contract dated September 1, 1956. Signed by William Faulkner, and initialed twice by him in the margins. Also signed by Lew Schrieber, Executive Manager of Twentieth Century-Fox; (2) The Agreement of Sale Contract to Purchase the Motion Picture Rights, 19 page contract dated September 1, 1956. Signed by William Faulkner, and initialed 15 times by him in the margins, as well as on inserted rider clauses. Additionally, signed by Lew Schrieber; (3) The Agreement of Sale Contract to Purchase the Motion Picture Rights, 12 page contract dated March 22, 1957. Signed by William Faulkner; (4) The Exercise of Option Agreement by Twentieth Century-Fox to Purchase the Motion Picture Rights, 1 page, March 22, 1957. Signed by William Faulkner. Additionally, signed by Lew Schrieber. The remaining papers are a collection of letters, carbon copies of letters to-and-fro among the parties involved, interoffice notes and memos, and various papers clarifying the relevant issues. There are also additional contracts including four signed by Faulkner's legendary Random House editor, Saxe Cummins, acting on Faulkner's behalf with power of attorney, plus one contract signed by Faulkner's wife, Estelle Oldham Faulkner, and another signed by his daughter, Jill Faulkner Summers. 
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2 FAULKNER, WILLIAM Original Typed and Printed Document Signed by William Faulkner Regarding the Film Rights to His Novel - “Sanctuary”
Los Angeles 1 page, quarto November 5, 1958 
Typed and Printed Document Signed by William Faulkner - Faulkner acknowledges that Paramount Pictures purchased the film rights to his novel “Sanctuary” and that he has renewed the copyright to the original novel and is affirming the film rights in the story to the EMKA Ltd., who purchased the remake film rights from Paramount, November 5, 1958. EMKA produced the new version at Twentieth Century-Fox in 1961 adapted by Ruth Ford and James Poe, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Lee Remick, Yves Montand, and Bradford Dillman. 
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3 FAULKNER, WILLIAM Original Typed and Printed Document Signed by William Faulkner– for a Play Adaptation of “As I Lay Dying” Which Was Produced as “Journey To Jefferson” by Robert Flynn
Waco, Texas Baylor University, 5 pages, quarto January 8, 1960 
Original Typed and Printed Document Signed – stock try-out production contract for a stage play adaptation of “As I Lay Dying” which was produced as “Journey To Jefferson” by Robert Flynn at Baylor University. 5 pages, January 8, 1960. Signed by William Faulkner, and initialed 4 times by him in the margins. 
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4 FAULKNER, WILLIAM Original Typed Document Signed by William Faulkner – Contract Between Cagney Productions and William Faulkner Purchasing the Film Rights to Faulkner's Short Story – “Two Soldiers”
New York 11 pages, quarto September 21, 1946 
Original Typed Document Signed by William Faulkner – Contract between Cagney Productions and William Faulkner purchasing the film rights to Faulkner's short story – “Two Soldiers.” James Cagney purchased the rights to produce a motion picture version of “Two Soldiers” as a vehicle for himself, but it was never produced. 
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5 FAULKNER, WILLIAM Original Typed Document Signed by William Faulkner – Contract Between William Faulkner and Ruth Ford, Zachary Scott, and Harvey Breit in Which They Purchase An Option To Produce a Film Adaptation of “Light in August”
New York 21 pages, quarto June 15, 1959 
Original Typed Document Signed by William Faulkner – Contract between William Faulkner and Ruth Ford, Zachary Scott, and Harvey Breit in which they purchase an option to produce a film adaptation of “Light in August.” After her years of bringing “Requiem For a Nun” to the stage, actress Ruth Ford unsuccessfully attempted to mount a film production of “Light in August” to star her and her actor husband Zachary Scott. 
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6 FAULKNER, WILLIAM Original Typed Document Signed by William Faulkner – Supplementary Contract Between Cagney Productions and William Faulkner Purchasing the Film Rights to Faulkner's Short Story – “Two Soldiers”
New York 2 pages, quarto September 21, 1946 
Original Typed Document Signed by William Faulkner – Supplementary Contract Between Cagney Productions and William Faulkner purchasing the film rights to Faulkner's short story – “Two Soldiers.” James Cagney purchased the rights to produce a motion picture version of “Two Soldiers” as a vehicle for himself, but it was never produced. 
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7 FAULKNER, WILLIAM Original Typed Document Signed by William Faulkner – The Agreement of Sale Contract to Twentieth Century-Fox to Purchase the Motion Picture Rights to the Faulkner Short Story “Lizards In Jamshyd's Courtyard” Which is Part of His Novel – “The Hamlet”
Los Angeles 5 pages, quarto April 1, 1960 
Original Typed Document Signed by William Faulkner – the Agreement of Sale Contract to Twentieth Century-Fox to purchase the motion picture rights to the Faulkner short story “Lizards in Jamshyd's Courtyard” which is part of his novel – “The Hamlet.” In 1958 Twentieth Century-Fox produced the acclaimed motion picture version, “The Long Hot Summer,” directed by Martin Ritt and starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Tony Franciosa, Lee Remick, and Angela Lansbury. 
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8 FAULKNER, WILLIAM Original Typed Document Signed – Contract Between Universal Pictures Company and William Faulkner Purchasing the Film Rights to Faulkner's Novel - “Pylon”
Los Angeles 11 pages, quarto March 1, 1956 
Original Typed Document Signed – Contract between Universal Pictures Company and William Faulkner purchasing the film rights to Faulkner's novel - “Pylon.” 11 pages, March 1, 1956. Signed twice by William Faulkner, and initialed 4 times by him in the margins, and additionally signed by Faulkner's wife, Estelle Oldham Faulkner, and his daughter, Jill Faulkner Summers. Universal Pictures eventually produced the film as “The Tarnished Angels” directed by Douglas Sirk, and starring Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, and Dorothy Malone. 
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9 FAULKNER, WILLIAM Original Typed Letter Signed from William Faulkner to Warner Brothers Pictures Allowing the Use of His Name and to Quote from His Writings in a Scene in Their Film - “Toward the Unknown”
Oxford, Mississippi 1 page, quarto July 20, 1955 
Typed Letter Signed from William Faulkner to Warner Brothers Pictures allowing the use of his name and to quote from his writings in a scene in their film – “Toward the Unknown.” Accompanied by three pages of the film script which contains the scene in which Faulkner is named and quoted. The finished film was directed by Mervyn Le Roy and starred William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, James Garner, in a drama set among the world of U.S. Air Force test pilots. 
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