Re: [mythsoc] All about the Lewis estate
- In a message dated 9/9/00 4:51:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< O.K., so this company called the C. S. Lewis Pte. has owned the rights to
Lewis's books since the Greshams sold it to them in the mid-'70's. >>
There's one more important fact about the Lewis estate that I didn't mention
in my post. Until the early '90's, everybody assumed that Douglas and David
Gresham still owned the rights to Lewis's books. The people associated with
the estate never lied about the ownership, but nobody knew the Greshams had
sold it till Joe Christopher was making a routine inquiry with the literary
agents for the Lewis's works about using some quotes for a book. He
mentioned the Greshams, and the agents said that they had not controlled the
estate since the mid-'70's. The fact that the estate had been sold was thus
unknown to most Lewis scholars for about 15 years.
Joe, have I told this right? It's been a while since I read about it.