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Ephraim London papers, 1940-1975

Series V: General, 1940s-1975

This series is dedicated to London's legal work that did not relate to issues of censorship.

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Subseries V.1: Publishing, 1957-1970

These files consist of London's publishing work that did not have to do with censorship, or his responsibilities at Simon and Schuster.

Box 9 Folder 7 Evergreen Review , 1957-1964

Box 9 Folder 8 Herbert H. Smith v. Pantheon Books, 1967-1970

Box 9 Folder 9 McCauley, Gerard F., 1968

Box 9 Folder 10 Otto Nathan v. Monthly Review , 1968-1970

Box 9 Folder 11 Random House, 1960-1961

Subseries V.2: Entertainment, 1940s-1975

This subseries relates to London's work for theater, film, and television clients. These cases mostly dealt with copyright and contract issues. The files on Bertolt Brecht contain several letters between the playwright and Eric Bentley, his translator, dating from the 1940s and 1950s. Several files here are dedicated to Samuel and Bella Spewack vs. Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, a case involving issues of television copyright protection.

Box 10 Folder 1 Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Meyer Levin, 1969-1970

Box 10 Folder 2 Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht,, 1940s-1966

Samuel and Bella Spewack v. Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, 1958-1975

Box 10 Folder 3 Clippings--, 1958-1968

Box 10 Folder 4 Contracts--, 1950s-1960s

Box 10 Folder 5 Correspondence--, 1967-1972

Box 10 Folder 6 Court Documents--, 1968-1969

Box 10 Folder 7 Court Documents--, 1970-1975

Box 11 Folder 1 Depositions, 1968

Box 11 Folder 2 Exhibits, 1950s-1960s

Box 11 Folder 3 Legal Research, 1968-1969

Box 11 Folder 4 A View from the Bridge , 1958-1961

Subseries V.3: Personal, 1961-1975

One small file in this subseries relates to London's own work as an author.

Box 11 Folder 5 Correspondence--1963-1975

Box 11 Folder 6 Lady Chatterley proposed by Ephraim London,, 1961