Gadney, Reg (1941-2018)
Scope:
The Reg Gadney collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, subject files, artwork, and other material.

Manuscripts by Gadney in the collection includes drafts of his books (fiction and non-fiction) as well as screenplays, articles, and other short pieces.  Books include drafts of Drawn Blanc (Heinemann, 1970); Somewhere in England (Heinemann, 1971); The Seduction of a Tall Man (Heinemann, 1972), including research material; The Jutland Summer (unpublished, ca. 1974), along with extensive notes, research, and correspondence; Something Worth Fighting For (Heinemann, 1974); The Last Hours Before Dawn (Heinemann, 1976); Constable and His World (Norton, 1976);  including Gadney's thesis on John Constable for St. Catherine's College, Cambridge (1966) and his catalog of Constable's artwork at the Fitzwilliam Museum (1976); The Cage (Coward, 1977); The Champagne Marxist (Hutchinson, 1977); Nightshade (St. Martin's, 1987); Just When We Are Safest (Pantheon Books, 1995); The Achilles Heel (Faber and Faber, 1996); Mother, Son and Holy Ghost (Faber and Faber, 1998); Strange Police (Faber and Faber, 2000); The Scholar of Extortion (Faber and Faber, 2003); The Woman in Silk (Quercus, 2011); and several unfinished and/or unpublished novels or other book-length works.  Teleplays include Prince Regent (BBC 1979); Forgive Our Foolish Ways (BBC, 1980); The Bell (BBC, 1982); Kennedy (NBC, 1983); Last Love (BBC, 1983); Goldeneye (1989); Iran: Days of Crisis (1991); The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993); The Sculptress (1996); and numerous other titles, including several unproduced teleplays and screenplays.  Short pieces include articles, book reviews, poems, outlines, notes, interviews, and other writings.

Correspondence in the collection consists of personal and professional letters to and from Gadney, dating from 1968 to 1994.  There are numerous letters to and from Frank Malina (1963-1974).  Many of the letters are grouped into topics; those topics include John Constable; Art and Architecture (1963-1975); Gadney's articles on kinetic art; the Centre de Recherche d'Art Visuel; publishing; the British Broadcasting Corporation; and other subjects.  Notable correspondents include Nino Calos, Basil G. Gilbert, Charles Gordon, Gyorgy Kepes, Edward Lucie-Smith, Frank G. Popper, Bryan Robertson, Alan Ross, and William C. Seitz.

Printed material includes research material; reprints of various artworks; programs; publicity items, including several items regarding the Centre Recherche d'Art Visuel; reviews of Gadney's writings; and other items.

Subject files in the collection consist of various documents arranged by Gadney into files around a particular topic; these documents include some combination of manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, photographs, and sometimes other items.  Subjects include the Cambridge University Artists Group (1963-1966); a course in kinetic art Gadney taught at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (1966-1967); Kennedy; The Achilles Heel; Goldeneye; and several others.

Artwork in the collection consists of several works by Gadney in various media.  Included are sketch books (pencil, pen and ink, and water color); a hardcover book of watercolors by Gadney, mainly portraits; and various oil paintings.

Other items include a framed portrait photograph of E. Phillips Oppenheim; a collection of black and white photos of paintings by John Constable; a catalog of the collection owned by the Coldstream Guards (1962); production material regarding the Kennedy television miniseries; twelve notebooks; several audio cassettes, including some talks with George Lucas; scrapbooks; and a roll of film labeled "Light Films 1967."
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Notable Figures
1. Gadney, Reg, 1941-
Associated Subjects
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