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Joy Hill

(68 letters match)

1966

10 May 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Joy Hill
#660
 Carpenter #287



Tolkien’s telephone number was still in the Oxford directory, and he was sometimes bothered by calls from ‘fans’. A harsh critique of a particular...
13 May 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Joy Hill
#786


Tolkien thanks Joy Hill for sending various packets including fan mail. He would like to attend a Donald Swann concert and asks for seats. He says, rega...
2 June 1966
Joy Hill to Pamela Chandler
#848


Joy Hill writes to Pamela Chandler. She mentions that if Chandler should sell any photographs of Tolkien she should perhaps mention it to him. She then ...
26 July 1966
Joy Hill to G.B. Johnson
#939


Joy Hill writes to Professor Johnson who is planning a lecture on Tolkien. She gives him some details on Tolkien's parents and also thanks him for respe...
11 August 1966
Joy Hill to Pamela Chandler
#850


Joy Hill writes to Pamela Chandler She is delighted by the photos taken of Tolkien and could not take them all in given the amount. She mentions that th...
28 August 1966
Edith Tolkien to Pamela Chandler
#851


Edith Tolkien sends a short note to Pamela Chandler saying that they are anxious to see the photos before they go away at the end of the week. Reports a...
13 September 1966
Joy Hill to Pamela Chandler
#852


Joy Hill writes to Pamela Chandler saying that Tolkien is pleased with the photographs and that if the letter reaches her before she sees tolkien again ...
12 December 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Joy Hill
#665
 Carpenter #292



Tolkien had been sent details of a proposed ‘sequel’ to The Lord of the Rings that a ‘fan’ was going to write himself.

1969

15 January 1969
Joy Hill to Brian Sibley
#727


Tolkien's secretary, Joy Hill, returns Brian Sibley's copy of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, which Tolkien has signed and hand-corrected one of the poems.
23 January 1969
Allen & Unwin (Joy Hill) to Michael Bell
#1175


Joy Hill writes to Michael Bell on behalf of Tolkien. She thanks him for his letter. She says that Tolkien is currently very busy and asks Mr. Bell's fo...
25 January 1969
J.R.R. Tolkien to Michael Bell
#1174


Tolkien was delighted that his letter arrived safely and "so quickly", see #TCGLetter1172. This reply followed one from Joy Hill (#TCGLetter1175) where ...
25 February 1969
Joy Hill to Colin Smythe
#365


Tolkien's secretary writes to Smythe that Tolkien has apologised for not being able to help at the moment, because he is engrossed in days before Middle...
6 March 1969
Joy Hill to Colin Smythe
#366


On March 1st, Smythe wrote a full summary of the events so far to Joy Hill. In this response, Joy Hill says that Tolkien could not find any complete mat...
10 March 1969
Joy Hill to Colin Smythe
#367


On March 7, Smythe wrote that he understands Tolkien's inability to contribute a poem, but Smythe would rather see The Silmarillion be published in any ...
June 1969
J.R.R. Tolkien to Unknown
#810


Tolkien writes to an unknown recipient, offering opinions on an adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. He thinks nothing could satisfy an attentive reader...
October? 1969
Joy Hill to Colin Smythe
#368


On September 30, Smythe wrote to Joy Hill one final time, sending one of his publications and regretting that the poem idea could not get off the ground...
16 October 1969
Miss Joy Hill to The Press
#985


GA&U Press Release: "George Allen & Unwin Ltd are pleased to announce the sale of the film and certain allied rights in J.R.R. Tolkien's famous book THE...
November 1969
J.R.R. Tolkien to Leslie Holloway
#813


Tolkien was unable to attend a Tolkien conference at the Midlands Art Centre on the 30th November 1969. Joy Hill from George Allen & Unwin and Tom Shipp...
17 November 1969
Joy Hill to Pauline Baynes
#1255


Joy Hill writes to Pauline Baynes, she says that one day last week she produced 44 letters for Tolkien. Rayner Unwin will see her poster A Map of Middle...
Late 1969 or January 1970
Joy Hill to Mike O'Brien
#2027


This letter was published in the letter column of the January 1970 issue (Volume Two, Number One) of Carandaith, the journal of the Australian Tolkien S...

1970

April 13 1970
J.R.R. Tolkien to Tom Shippey
#817


Joy Hill from George Allen & Unwin had attended a Tolkien conference that Tom Shippey spoke at, and took a copy of his presentation to show to Tolkien. ...
8 June 1970
Joy Hill to John Boorman
#2079


Joy Hill writes to filmmaker John Boorman at Tolkien's request. Tolkien is sorry that Boorman has been ill, and hopes that Boorman will be able to visit...
15 June 1970
John Boorman to Joy Hill
#2074


John Boorman writes to Tolkien's secretary, apologizing for not being able to meet in person with Professor Tolkien and their mutual friend Father Magui...
19 June 1970
Joy Hill to John Boorman
#2084


Joy Hill has read Boorman's letter to Tolkien over the phone, and Tolkien hopes Boorman is now feeling better and looks forward to meeting him. He will ...
25 June 1970
John Boorman to Joy Hill
#2075


Boorman thanks Joy Hill for writing , and offers to come visit her in the George Allen & Unwin offices on the 13th of July. He would love to talk to her...
28 July 1970
John Boorman to Joy Hill
#2076


Boorman apologizes for not being able to meet with Joy Hill during his visit to London. He was too busy dealing with United Artists and the launch of hi...
31 July 1970
Joy Hill to John Boorman
#2085


Joy Hill writes to confirm scheduling just discussed in a phone call. Boorman will meet with Rayner Unwin on Monday 17th August, and Tolkien in Bournemo...
14 August 1970
John Boorman to Joy Hill
#2073


Boorman writes to Tolkien's secretary (in her role as Press Officer for George Allen & Unwin), saying that he had hoped United Artists would have greenl...
17 August 1970
Joy Hill to John Boorman
#2080


Joy Hill thanks Boorman for letting her know that United Artists haven't greenlit the film yet. She looks forward to hearing when the project is ready, ...
Christmas 1970
J.R.R. Tolkien (Joy Hill) to Eileen Elgar
#1157


Tolkien signs a card to Eileen Elgar and encloses a copy of A Map of Middle-earth poster by Pauline Baynes. It is assumed he signed a typed note as he h...
18 December 1970
J.R.R. Tolkien to Joy Hill
#1156


Writing to joy Hill Tolkien asks her to send a copy of A Map of Middle-earth (Pauline Baynes) to Mrs. Eileen Elgar but asks that his location not be dis...
18 December 1970
Joy Hill to Austin Olney
#1158


Joy Hill thanks Austin Olney for presents sent to Tolkien by Houghton Mifflin.

1971

8 February 1971
Joy Hill to John Boorman
#2078


Joy Hill writes to filmmaker John Boorman, saying she had tried to call him on the phone but he had evidently already left the country. She is hoping to...
29 March 1971
Joy Hill to John Boorman
#2086


Joy Hill has recently heard from an American publisher (either Ballantine or Houghton Mifflin) that the film is moving forward, and asks for an update f...
23 April 1971
John Boorman to Joy Hill
#2077


Boorman is about to begin filming of "Deliverance", and hopes to be able to have news about The Lord of the Rings film in late July. It still isn't fina...
17 May 1971
Joy Hill to John Boorman
#2081


Joy Hill thanks Boorman for writing , and looks forward to hearing from him again when he returns near the end of July.
1st July 1971
Joy Hill to Jan Bosmans
#1051


Joy Hill tries to dissuade a student from writing his thesis about The Lord of the Rings due to the immense amount of unpublished material he doesn't ha...
17 July 1971
J.R.R. Tolkien to A.I. Mackay
#1081


Tolkien thanks Mr Mackay for a chart and information that he sent him about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
9 August 1971
Rayner Unwin to Pauline Baynes
#1260


Rayner Unwin has sent via Joy Hill blowups from the The Lord of the Rings of area the There and Back Again map would need to cover. It has much some det...
28 October 1971
J.R.R. Tolkien to Joy Hill
#299


Tolkien assigns the copyright of the poem Bilbo's Last Song to Joy Hill and sends her the text of the poem and notes an error in the text of the poem.
26 December 1971
J.R.R. Tolkien to Joy Hill
#827


Tolkien mentions in his letter that he wore a gift from Joy on Christmas Day. Signing the letter "J.R.R.T" he notes that his contemporaries used to writ...
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