PETER CUSHING, JOHN WILLIAM MITCHELL AND HAMLET:
John William Mitchell, MBE (or "Mitch" as he was sometimes known) was a production sound mixer/recordist. His credits included: 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips'; 'Great Expectations'; 'Kind Hearts And Coronets'; 'The Bridge On The River Kwai'; 'From Russia With Love'; 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold'; 'Live And Let Die'; 'Le Mans'; and 'A Passage To India' among many others. His autobiography, 'Flickering Shadows' was published in 1997. This copy of 'Hamlet The Film And The Play' (published in 1948) belonged to Mitchell and was signed by several members of the cast and crew including: Terence Morgan, Felix Aylmer, Peter Cushing and twice by Laurence Olivier (in 1948 and 1972). Mitchell was sound recorder on 'Hamlet'. He was nominated twice for Academy Awards in the category of Best Sound and worked on over 150 films. This book was auctioned in late-2008 along with several other personal items from Mitchell's private collection.