Haffenden, Elizabeth 1906-1976
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Haffenden
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race.
Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Crackpot inventor Caractacus Potts lives in the English countryside with his two children and their dotty grandfather. Potts's various inventions, including Toot Sweets, a candy/whistle, backfires. But then Potts restores a junked race car, affectionately named "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Chitty flies, floats, and generally thwarts efforts by Baron Bomburst to capture her.
Heaven knows, Mr. Allison ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
A World War II Marine sergeant and a Roman Catholic nun are both marooned together on a South Pacific island, hemmed in by surrounding Japanese troops. The sergeant does his best to make the nun's ordeal less painful, but is torn by his growing love for her. The nun is equally fond of the sergeant, but refuses to renounce her vows. Their unrealized ardor mellows into mutual respect as they struggle to survive before help arrives.
The sundowners ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
A married couple in Australia find themselves at odds when the wife wants to settle down on a farm of their own, but the husband finds settling down more than his untethered spirit can bear.
Half a sixpence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Humble London drapery clerk Arthur Kipps inherits a fortune. He briefly forgets his old mates and his faithful girlfriend, but soon discovers that high society is not his cup of tea.
King Henry IV, part two by William Shakespeare ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Laughing Anne ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Miss Lockwood plays the title role of a Parisian singer who drifts to the South Seas with her lover, Forrest Tucker, a prizefighter who has lost the use of his hands. Across her path drifts Corey, a good man and captain of a small trading schooner. She makes a stowaway voyage with him and they fall in love, but she spurns his offer of marriage, returns to Tucker. Several years later, their paths cross again, and she warns Corey that Tucker plans to rob his ship of a silver shipment. In the ensuing fight, both Miss Lockwood and Tucker are killed, and Corey takes her son away to sea with him"--Variety review by Brog., May 5, 1954. Set in Java in 1890, according to the British film catalogue. Fiction films, 1895-1994.
B. J. Simmons & Co. Costume Design Records, 1878-1969 (bulk 1900-1960) by B. J. Simmons & Co ( )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The bulk of the B. J. Simmons & Co. Costume Design Records (the Costume Design Portfolios series) comprises 34,000 costume designs, dress plots, and related materials produced or collected by the firm between 1878 and 1969 (bulk 1910-1960). Over 1,100 theatrical productions and 116 films are represented, including works by Shakespeare, Shaw, and Gilbert and Sullivan; performances by John Gielgud (Hamlet, 1944) and Laurence Olivier (as Romeo, 1935); numerous Ivor Novello musicals; Oscar Asche's blockbuster production of the musical Chu Chin Chow (1916); original designs for Peter Pan (1904) and Ben-Hur (1902); and British films such as Olivier's Henry V and Things to Come. The costume designers Percy Anderson, Attilio Comelli, and Sers are particularly well represented.
Action and adventure films Australia Automobiles Bible Bible. Bible films Chariot racing Drama Eccentrics and eccentricities Epic films Europe--Holy Roman Empire Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films--for the hearing impaired Henry--IV,--King of England,--1367-1413 Historical films Historical films History Inheritance and succession Interpersonal conflict Italy--Rome Jesus Christ Juvenile works Married people Middle East--Judaea Region Military campaigns Motion pictures Musical films Novello, Ivor,--1893-1951 Nuns Oceania Pacific Ocean Religion Religious films Religious films Rome Sheepherding Silent films Slaves United States.--Marine Corps Upper class Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films War films World War (1939-1945)