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Michael Bentine
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Michael Bentine

Michael Bentine
An assortment of miscellaneous material from various aspects of Bentine's career including:
- Three photocopied scripts for Crazy People, Numbers 1, 2 and 3, Transmission: Sunday, 27th May, 1951; Monday, 4th June, 1951 and Monday 11th June, 1951 respectively, each a photocopy of a working annotated script; and a manilla paper folder with typescript label: Goon Rough For Baxter containing six pages of carbon typescript, November 24th, 1953, comprising two copies of a proposed sketch for a pilot of a Goons sit. com. entitled Narrative Draft. The Four Goons Take A 14 Day Holiday Bus Tour Of Europe
- A manilla paper folder with typescript label: Tony Hancock - Suggestions For Prison Sketch containing a carbon copy of a letter from Bentine to Hancock, December 7th, 1953 and two pages of carbon typescript entitled "Suggested Individual Gags For Tony Hancock. "The Prisoner In The Death Cell Sketch".
- An original Bumblies working script used and annotated by Michael Bentine, [n.d. but 1954], 13pp. of mimeographed typescript, each page annotated by Bentine; an exercise book containing a hand-written rough draft of a sketch in Bentine's hand in blue ballpoint pen entitled The Bumblies' - Narrative - Time 30/31 Minutes approx.. 14 pages in autograph, each with deletions and alterations; various drawings by Michael Bentine of an assortment of characters devised by him including pencil preliminary drawings in pencil, black felt pen or pen and ink for various characters including The Bumblies, The Benters and others, largest -- 16x20.5in. (41x52cm.), one signed; and a pen, ink and watercolour illustration of Michael Bentine as The Professor with the three Bumblies, by Michael's brother Tony Bentine, Sight -- 6¼x10¼in. (16x26cm.); an original Potty Time script; and related material (a lot)
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