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William Sansom screenplay and letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1567

Scope and Contents

A typescript screenplay of "The Wonderful Adventures of Hlapich," a screenplay by Slavko Adres based on the 1969 children's novel, "The Brave Adventures of Lapitch" by Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić. Other contributors to the screenplay include Patrick Gowers (music composer), William Sansom (lyrics), Claude Heilman (executive producer), and Miriam Brickman (producer). The screenplay is annotated. There are also two letters included addressed to William Sansom, one from Miriam Brickman regarding the development of the film, dated November 2, 1971, and the other from Michael Powell discussing the film's development, dated October 21st.


  • approximately 1969-1972


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

William Sansom was born January 17, 1912, in London, England. He was born Norman Trevor Sansom but was called William throughout his life. A writer known for his sketches of London life, he first received recognition for his magazine articles relating his experience as a fireman in London during WWII. Sansom's first novel, "The Body," was published in 1949. In 1951, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 1954, Sansom married actress Ruth Grund. Sansom died in London on April 20, 1976.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Western history (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.c., 2020)

Related Materials

See also William Sansom papers (MSS 1977); William Sansom correspondence (MSS SC 655); William Sansom autobiography (MSS SC 1532).

Processing Information

Processed; Isabella Titus; January 2024.

Register of William Sansom screenplay and letters
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Isabella Titus
2024 January 12
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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States