BRADBURY MSS. II
The Bradbury mss. II, 1949-1976, consist of letters from science fiction writer Ray Douglas Bradbury, 1920- , to his editors at Doubleday & Company, chiefly Walter I. Bradbury, 1914- , editor, publisher. Topics discussed include current manuscripts, films based on Ray Bradbury's books, including Fahrenheit 451 and The Illustrated Man, illustrations and book jackets, and various reprintings of certain titles, particularly and most often The Martian Chronicles. Bradbury also comments occasionally on his screenplay and theatre writing, providing particular detail about the script for Moby Dick, filmed in 1954. Much of the later correspondence is especially concerned with Doubleday's advertising and handling of his books.
Sometime in 1959 Walter Bradbury left Doubleday, so that Ray Bradbury's letters are primarily to Timothy Seldes from June of that year until June 1963. In late 1964 or early 1965 Walter Bradbury returned to Doubleday and the letters are once again addressed to him. There are also a very few letters during the mid-1960's to other people in the firm seeking specific information about sales or numbers of copies of a title remaining in stock.
Collection size: 123 items