Bronte film script to go on public display

Bronte Parsonage Museum libraries and collections officer Sarah Laycock with the 1920s Wuthering Heights film script (9074960)

Bronte Parsonage Museum libraries and collections officer Sarah Laycock with the 1920s Wuthering Heights film script (9074950)

Bronte Parsonage Museum libraries and collections officer Sarah Laycock with the 1920s Wuthering Heights film script (9074950)

Bronte Parsonage Museum libraries and collections officer Sarah Laycock with the 1920s Wuthering Heights film script (9074943)

Bronte Parsonage Museum libraries and collections officer Sarah Laycock with the 1920s Wuthering Heights film script (9074935)

The 1920s Wuthering Heights film script bought by the Bronte Parsonage Museum (9074927)

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A FILM script used by the director of the first-ever adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights will go on public display in February.

Last month the Keighley News revealed that Haworth's Bronte Parsonage Museum had bought the 1920s script, for a five-figure sum from a private dealer in West Sussex.

It features 22 pages of production notes by director Albert Bramble, including details of costumes, locations used in each scene and even where people should stand.

Sarah Laycock, library and information officer at the parsonage, said this week: "It is fantastic that we have this. It is unique.

"It is not a script in the usual sense because it was a silent film but they're directional notes and provide fascinating reading.

"The film itself is lost, which makes these notes even more important.

"The script will go on display in the museum after the winter closure. It can't be exhibited immediately because we will need to get new labels produced and reorganise the displays."

The film used locations locally, including Haworth Old Hall for Wuthering Heights and Kildwick Hall as Thrushcross Grange.

Together with the notes, there are original stills of the film crew carrying their equipment and the child actors up to Top Withens.

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