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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hugh Mills Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1971
    Collection number: 1166
    Creator: Mills, Hugh
    Extent: 13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.) 1 carton (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Hugh Mills (1906-1971) was a British playwright and novelist. His most widely known work is the novel Prudence and the pill, for which he also adapted the screenplay. The collection consists of Mills' manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and memorabilia. Manuscripts include Angels in love, As you are, The early doors, House by the lake, In pursuit of evil, Laughter in court, Little glass clock, Madame Aubrey and the police, Madame Aubrey dines with death, Prudence and the pill, and notes and synopses of other works. Memorabilia includes French identification cards, immigration documents, residency card, photograph, biographical notes, and internment documents.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Dept. of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hugh Mills Papers (Collection 1166). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Hugh Mills, the British playwright and novelist, was born in 1906; his first comedy Laughter in court was produced in London by Charles B. Cochran in 1936; later he worked in Hollywood before moving to Paris shortly prior to World War II; in 1952 he returned to London, continuing to write plays, stories and novels, including several novels of detective fiction published under the pseudonym Hugh Travers; his most widely known work is the novel Prudence and the pill, for which he also adapted the screenplay; he died in 1971.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and memorabilia of British playwright and novelist Hugh Mills. Manuscripts include Angels in love, As you are, The early doors, House by the lake, In pursuit of evil, Laughter in court, Little glass clock, Madame Aubrey and the police, Madame Aubrey dines with death, Prudence and the pill, and notes and synopses of other works. Memorabilia includes French identification cards, immigration documents, residency card, photographs, biographical notes, and internment documents.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Mills, Hugh--Archives.
    Dramatists, English--Archival resources.
    Novelists, English--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.