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Box office : [prose].
CA ACU SPC F0004-S0004-FL0004 · File · 1968 January 5 - 1968 December 27
Part of Michael Cook fonds.
  • File consists of photocopies of M. Cook's column published in the Evening Telegram, St. John's, Nfld., beginning August 9, 1966. The column, a critical look at arts and entertainment was originally published every Tuesday and Friday but became primarily a weekly column in 1970. Columns include book reviews of Pierre Berton's The smug minority (1968 February 13); Irving Layton's The shattered plinths (1968 February 13); Mordecai Richler's Cocksure (1968 March 29) and Hunting tigers under glass (1968 November 8); Jack Sisson's Judge of the far north (1968 April 16); Brian Moore's I am Mary Dunne and Leonard Cohen's Selected poems (1968 June 28); Frank Rasky's The taming of the Canadian west (1968 September 20); Richard Gwyn's Smallwood, the revolutionary (1968 September 27); Farley Mowat's This rock within the sea (1968 October 22); Ernest Buckler's Ox bells and fireflies (1968 November 8); William Manchester's The arms of Krupp (1968 December 10); Paul O'Neill's Spindrift and morning light (1968 December 17). Includes duplicates of many items including original newspaper clippings for 29 items; these clippings are filed with oversize material. Published titles of individual columns, where present, are not indexed.
  • Title Box office was dropped from the column in 1970. See Evening Telegram column for continuation of the column published under M. Cook's byline.
CA ACU SPC F0216-S0002-SS0001-B0003 · Box · 2016-2017
Part of Brian Brennan fonds

Box consists of typescript drafts and clippings of published interviews conducted and written by Brian Brennan for the Calgary Herald and compiled into his book Brief Encounters. Interviewees include: Randy Bachman and Robbie Bachman, Long John Baldry, Mario Bernardi, Chuck Berry, Len Cariou, Ann Casson, Nicola Cavendish, Chubby Checker, David Clayton-Thomas, Judy Collins, Robertson Davies, Chris de Burgh, Roy Dotrice, Glenn Ford, John Frankenheimer, Richard Harris, Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins, John Hirsch, Keith Johnstone, Milt Kamen, Debbie Lori Kaye, B.B. King, Cleo Laine, Frankie Laine, Tom Lehrer, Shari Lewis, Sophia Loren, Vera Lynn, Norman Maen, Tommy Maken and Liam Clancy, Al Martino, Paddy Moloney, Brian Moore, Barry Morse, John Mortimer, Anne Murray, Burt Mustin, Michael Nesmith, John Neville, Bob Newhart, Mary O'Hara, Colleen Peterson, Sharon Pollock, Johnnie Ray, Cliff Richard, Mordecai Richler, Kenny Rogers, Jay Silverheels, Elizabeth Taylor, Sylvia Tyson, Leon Uris, Bob Welch, Nancy White, Andy Williams, Emlyn Williams, Tennessee Williams, L.R. (Bunny) Wright, Tammy Wynette. Includes interviews featured in the book and a file of "interviews considered but not featured in book"; interviewees include: Jake Thackray, Barry Manilow, Art Ferrante and Luigi Teicher, George Shearing, Fats Domino, Kenneth Welsh, Louise Page, Don Messer, Shelley Thompson, Gary Burghoff, Stan Rogers, Patrick Crean, Tom Patterson, Laura Vinson, Lisa Dal Bello, Moe Koffman, James Cotton, Erika Ritter, Tony Hancock and Henry Woolf, Ward Cole, Wayne Cochran, Dick Damron, Bob Wills, Alfie Zappacosta, Brian Macdonald, Diane Stapley, Patricia Collins, Martha Reeves and Johnny Paycheck, Al Wilson, Robin Williamson, Bob McBride, Will Millar, Irish Rovers.

CA ACU SPC F0018-S0012-FL0075 · File · [1982?], 1982 July 2 - 1982 October 17
Part of John Metcalf fonds.
  • File consists of letters relating to requests for publicity quotes for Making it new. Includes several endorsements from authors contacted and other promotional material.
  • Holograph; printed material; holograph, signed (some photocopy); typescript (carbon copy); typescript, signed (some photocopy).
  • Includes references to the following: Making it new; Selected stories; Kicking against the pricks : essays; Polly Ongle.
  • Anthology photographs by Sam Tata.
CA ACU SPC F0004-S0004-FL0014 · File · [196-?] - 1978 March 31
Part of Michael Cook fonds.
  • File consists of original newsclippings, photocopies and several drafts of M. Cook's review column published in the Evening Telegram, St. John's, Nfld. This column was apparently published sporadically in addition to M. Cook's regular Box office column and consists of movie and book reviews and reviews of play productions by various theatre companies in and around St. John's. Columns include book reviews of Judy La Marsh's Memoirs of a bird in a gilded cage (1969 January 24); William Kilbourn's Guide to the peaceable kingdom, John Robert Colombo's ...How do I love thee, Stuart Trueman's An intimate history of New Brunswick, and Jean L. Briggs's Never in anger (1970 November 27); Leslie Quinton's The lucky coin (1972?); Brian Moore's Catholics, Len Deighton's Close up, and Farley Mowat's A whale for the killing (1972 September 2); Frederick J. Pratson's The sea in their blood, A. R. Scammell's My Newfoundland, and Robert Fulford, Dave Godfrey and Abraham Rotstein's Read Canadian (1972 September 23); Cassie Brown's Death on the ice, John Newlove's Lies, Stuart Trueman's My life as a rose breasted grosbeak, and Larry Still's The limits of sanity (1972 November 10); Leonard Cohen's The energy of slaves and Edward B. Joliffe's The first hundred (1972 December 2); Fred Bruemmer's Encounter with Arctic animals, Eric Arthur's and Dudley Whitney's The barn, William Withrow's Contemporary Canadian paintings, George Swinton's Sculpture of the Eskimo, and John Frederick Gibson's A small and charming world (1972 December 9); Helen J. Dow's The art of Alex Colville, Don Harron's Charlie Farquharson's history of Canada, and Tom Dawe and Tom Moore's Connections: poems (1973?). Published titles of individual columns are not indexed.
  • Typescript (carbon copy); typescript with holograph revisions.
  • Title based on contents of file.