12th Oct, 2022 13:00

Autographs & Memorabilia

  Lot 205

Earl of Dudley.- Archive including letters by Gertrude Lawrence

Earl of Dudley.- Archive including Gertrude Lawrence

three autograph letters from Gertrude Lawrence (one reading in part “I do not know how you feel about the McArthur dismissal, but whether is was necessary or not, it was so shabbily done, and events are proving that the things he pressed for are now slowly being put into effect”, four pages,4to, n.p., n.d.; a later letter says “In some strange way you have been more than ever in my mind of late. I have dreamed about you at night and cannot help wondering if you are alright? […] I have had a bad winter, was in hospital over Christmas with pleurisy- golly it’s painful, than through coming back to ‘Anna’ to soon I caught bronchitis- but am now feeling 100%. The play is already over a year old and we are selling tickets into the New Year!! After which I hope to come to Drury Lane”, three pages, 4to, New York, n.d. [1952] ; in the last letter, written a few months before her death, Lawrence writes “ Am trying to wangle a trip home for the Coronation. If I do get an invitation, would you be my best man for the great event?”, four pages, 8vo, n.p., 1 June 1952) (3)

Sold for £3,750

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