Subseries Subseries 5 - 'Spanish pink' [screenplay] (1984) (unpublished)

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UQFL164-Series C-Subseries 5


'Spanish pink' [screenplay] (1984) (unpublished)


  • 1981-1984? (Creation)

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7 folders, 1 item

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Peter Carey, author, was born on 7 May 1943 at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. He was educated at Bacchus Marsh State School from 1948 to 1953, then boarded at Geelong Grammar from 1954 to 1960. Carey enrolled in organic chemistry and zoology at Monash University in 1961 but after a car crash that same year he ended his schooling and worked as an office clerk and executive assistant for a Melbourne advertising agency. He wrote fiction at night and weekends and in 1974 was successful in getting his first work published. This was the short story collection The fat man in history. In 1980 he and Bani McSpedden opened McSpedden Carey Advertising. Carey sold his share of the business in 1990 and moved to New York. He has lived in Melbourne, London, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Yandina (Queensland), Bellingen (New South Wales) and New York. Carey has been awarded honorary degrees and has won numerous literary awards.

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Born in England, he moved to Australia with his family at the age of 11. He is an Australian film director.

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Initially entitled 'Holding up the Sky', 'Spanish pink' is a screenplay written by Peter Carey and Ray Lawrence. There are notes, photocopies of the story outline on index cards, a script assessment, notes for camera sequences, and draft typescripts.

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Box 24 Folder
Folder 7: Typescript 29 leaves. Label on folder indicates 1 copy given to Steve Kibblek ,7 May 1981.
Folder 8: 'Script assessment by Brian Robinson for Phillip Adams', photocopy, 2 leaves, 22 May 1981; 'Story outline for a thriller', typescript, 6 leaves, 6 Apr 1981; 'Friends & Neighbours', typescript draft, 6 leaves, 6 Apr 1981.
Folder 9: Folder labelled: "Spanish Pink : Treatment", typescript, 25 leaves with emendations, undated.
Folder 10: Index cards with notes for 65 camera sequences, photocopied on large sheets of paper, 9 Oct 1981.
Folder 11: Original folder labelled: 'Spanish Pink". 10th November '81, Original 1st draft. Typescript, 69 leaves, 10 Nov 1981.
Folder 12: Notes and insertions for the spiral bound copy of 'Spanish pink'. Insertions are numbered Yellow page 1 to Yellow page 15 which correlate to insertions notes in the spiral bound copy. Typescript on yellow paper with emendations, 15 leaves, undated.
Item 4: 'Spanish pink' has been crossed out and handwritten title is 'Holding up the Sky.: An Original screenplay' by Peter Carey and Ray Lawrence, 69 leaves in spiral binding with emendations.

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Box 24 Folders 7-12, Item 4

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Created, Linda Justo, 16-Jun-2020




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  • Box: UQFL164 Box 24