Wilk, Max, 1920-
- Existence: 1920
Max Wilk (1920- ), American playwright, screenwriter, and author of fiction and nonfiction books.
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Typescript contract stating the basis for an agreement between Sam Smith and Max Wilk, regarding the possible publication of the "Biograph Palace" prototype as a mass-produced toy, book, or both.
Letter discusses an upcoming visit by a photographer, F. Bullock, for the purpose of gathering material for a book on crafts. It includes sketches for the "Silent Cinema" later known as the Bioscope Palace.
The third paragraph of the letter discusses the "telescope idea" and Sam's wish to work out some rough sketches to send along with his next correspondence. Sam also mentions that he has enclosed a recently completed "do-it-yourself cutout."
Amusing letter possibly describing a visit to Africa.
Discusses a book, but does not give the title. "The book is marvellous and it's quite extraordinary the way Max's presence can be felt on each page; quite unseen but there, lurking behind the Sheik of Araby and round the corner at the End of the Long Long Trail."
The letter makes reference to Max's book, but does not give the title. Sam also mentions a film unit being in his home to make a film for the Arts Council.
Discusses drought in south England, correspondence from Eric Lister, and needing to get started on another children's book.
Describes Smith's affection for Lillian Gish and the preview of his film, Sam Smith, Genuine England made by the Arts Council.
Letter is mainly personal. Smith mentions that "Pres. Carter has won the hearts of the English." Smith also gives his well wishes to Frances.
The letter mentions a few different people, Frances, Kay Eddy (for whom he is working on some art pieces), Eric, and Lionel (for whom he is making an Adam and Eve set for their exhibition). In the extra note on the reverse, Sam mentions receiving a copy of the Arts Council film and that it had won an award in Australia.
Discusses welcoming the New Year, Smith's previous hospitalization, and house hunting.
Sam sends his regrets regarding a party and adds a postscript stating, "there is a lot developing on the Sam Smith pasture."
Sam tells Max and Barbara that his house is on the market and that he is moving to a town named Newton Abbot.
Letter describes upcoming trip to North Wales and a later trip to Crete. Smith expresses his concern for knocking down Grand Central Station.
The letter refers to the "Silent Cinema Toy," later known as the Bioscope Palace. There is also a reference to an unidentified publication with "thirty 2" pages of illustrations for Ernest Benn Ltd.
Letter mentions the "Silent Cinema Toy," later referred to as the Bioscope Palace: "Have come to the conclusion some form of pictures turning on rollers is the right answer, and Jasper is now supposed to be making a mock-up model." The header of the letter is addressed: The Golf House Kingswear Dartmouth Devon England Europe The World Solar System Universe Lap of God.
Sachs discusses how everyone loves Sam's work but that no one can figure out how to make the theater idea work.
Hawthorn Books, Inc. merged with EP Dutton in 1979.
Most of the letter discusses health issues (of Sam and Barbara Wilk), a farm, and farm animals. The final paragraph reads: "My gosh it will be good if Ed and his Telescope take off. I hope we can keep plenty of words. Surely up to ten thousand would be all right (12,000). Love to all, Sam"
Letter is personal, but mentions an upcoming show: "next October, when I am doing a show in a castle in Wales which has a leaning tower ..."
Letterhead has a new mailing address: 21d Forde Park, Newton Abbot, Devon, England. Smith makes reference to furiously working after the year of moving house.
- Archival Object 23
- Collection 2
- Correspondence 21
- Legal documents 2
- Postcards 2
- American drama -- 20th Century 1
- American literature -- 20th century 1
- Artists -- Great Britain 1
- Audiovisual materials 1
- Authors -- United States -- 20th century 1
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives 1
- Born digital -- United States -- 20th Century 1
- Brochures 1
- Clippings 1
- Cut-out craft 1
- Dramatists -- United States -- 20th Century 1
- Dramatists, American -- 20th Century -- Archives 1
- Exhibition catalogs 1
- Gouaches 1
- Graphite drawings 1
- Handicraft -- Great Britain 1
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