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.
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.
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.