Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS615
TitleFilm screenplay of 'Fame is the spur'
Extent1 folder
Datec 1946
DescriptionShooting script of screenplay by Nigel Balchin of Howard Spring's (1889-1965) novel 'Fame is the Spur' (published 1940) which was filmed as a Two Cities Film Ltd production by Roy and John Boulting and released in 1947.
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Access StatusOpen
Creator NameBalchin, Nigel Marlin (1908-1970) Author
Administrative HistoryNigel Balchin was an English novelist and scriptwriter, born in Wiltshire and educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He had a varied career and whilst working for Rowntree's is credited with naming Kit Kat chocolate bars and for introducing the concept of Aero bubbles. He moved to Hollywood to write screenplays in 1955 but returned to England in the early 1960s. He also wrote for Punch magazine and published under the name Mark Spade.

Source: (accessed 1/5/08)
Custodial HistoryFormer location: MSS 9/iv/10