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"Gipsy House" Original Teleplay Screenplay

Identifier: MS-3845

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This collection features an original copy of the screenplay for "Gipsy House," dated December 29, 1980. The screenplay was written by Robert Anderson, based on a book by Bobby Farrell, and directed by Anthony Harvey and Anthony Page. The screenplay tells the story of actress Patricia Neal's struggles after her stroke. The screenplay includes a dated title page noted as revised and with credits for screenwriter Anderson and writer Farrell. The script is 60 bound pages.


  • 1980 December 29


This collection is in English.

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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This collection features an original copy of the screenplay for "Gipsy House," dated December 29, 1980 and written by Robert Anderson.

Biographical/Historical Note

“Gipsy House” was originally written as a novel by Barry Farrell. It was later translated to a screenplay by Robert Anderson and directed by Anthony Harvey and Anthony Page. The screenplay stars Glenda Jackson, Dirk Bogarde, Ken Kercheval, and Jane Merrow. It portrays the biography of actress Patricia Neal, mainly focusing on her relationship with her husband, Roald Dahl. After suffering a massive stroke, Neal’s basic life functions, as well as her relationship with her husband, become strained. Set in England, the title refers to Dahl’s estate there.

Patricia Neal was born in Packard, Kentucky, on January 20, 1926. She is the daughter of William Burdette and Eura Petrey Neal. Neal grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she attended Knoxville High School and then continued her studies of acting at Northwestern University. Her first job was on Broadway as an understudy and eventually became a leading lady on the stage. In 1947, Neal won a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway play, Another Part of the Forest. Neal then moved to motion pictures and some of her first roles were in the movies The Voice of the Turtle, The Hasty Heart, and The Fountainhead. Neal won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her role in the movie Hud starring Neal and Paul Newman. She continued to work until up until her death on August 10, 2010.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult:

  1. MS-3707, The Fountainhead Movie Ephemera Collection
  2. MS-3736, The Fountainhead Photograph Collection
  3. MS-3759, The Day the Earth Stood Still Pressbook
  4. MS-3765, The Hasty Heart Photograph
  5. MS-3766, The Fountainhead Photograph
  6. MS-3835, The Subject Was Roses Original Screenplay
  7. MS-3859, Patricia Neal Photographs and Weekend with Father Screenplay
  8. MS-3877, "Mr. Congressman" Original Screenplay and Photographs
  9. MS-3916, Patricia Neal Screenplays

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA