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DEBORAH KERR - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/24/1974 - HFSID 288012

The six time Academy Award nominated actress writes a letter to a friend about her wedding adding "I was completely sloshed the entire time", and goes on to talk about hoping to find new work and wanting to stay in touch with old friends.

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DEBORAH KERR
The six time Academy Award nominated actress writes a letter to a friend about her wedding adding "I was completely sloshed the entire time", and goes on to talk about hoping to find new work and wanting to stay in touch with old friends.
Typed Letter signed: "fondly fondly Deborah", 1 page, 8x11½. Malaga, Spain, 1974, June 24. To my Dearest Laura, In full: "The time has positively FLED since receiving your sweet letter with all the scrawls from the 'Fair' contingent: OH! DEAR! How MUCH I wished I could have been there.... And I felt terribly home-sick for you all. So very glad for all the news of Mitch and Bob and Michael and Vickery and Billie Bisk and Janette and of course YOU. Our trip was unbelievably hectic.... The wedding a huge success, but terribly tiring for us, as we arrived in N.Y. late on Thursday, flew to Philadelphia early the next morning and were thrown into a whirl-wind of lunches teas dinner-dances (Jesus! I must have danced with every male in the state of Pennsylvania!) last minute hysterical bridal fittings, the wedding, and the reception, (NOW I know why the queen always wears gloves! I shook hands with another 5 million people!) dinner AFTER the wedding, and a huge lunch the next day AFTER it all! I was completely sloshed the entire time, as it was the only way to get through it all and forget the time-change and the jet-lag! Then out to California (me to Chicago for one day regarding a Hall-mark thing on Churchill which I don't want to do!) and another whirlwind lunch tea cocktail dinner movies base-ball sort of visit with all the people (too MANY) that I have known for so long and many of whom I did not spend time with when in the play. Peter was working on the outline of re-writes for the script he is doing (or really HAS done) of his novel and it was all incredibly hectic. We RACED back to Klosters in time for my mother-in-law's 85th birthday, un-packed and re-packed and COLLAPSED down here HOPEFULLY to REST! I have truly meant to answer you before now and say how sad I was that there really wasn't a minute to CALL you. I AMM sorry you didn't get the part In Miss Moffat....but you have my attitude to the whole thing.... If it is not to be, it is not to BE, and there will be a reason. Yes.... Theatre really DOES become a focal point of one's life doesn't it? And I find myself very like a ship without a rudder, not working. I have been squeezing in reading various scripts, old and new, movie and theatre, but nothing that flips me enough to put all that energy into, or that is RIGHT. It is really so difficult to find anything that isn't just a 'job'. I am so bloddy lucky that I can SAY that I know, and I DO appreciate it. Your script of The Corinthian just caught up with me and I haven't had time to read it yet. Do you want it back in a hurry? Let me know love. If you see or talk to ANY or ALL of our gang, please give them my love and my news. I try to keep up with everyone, but there seems such a mountain of letter-writing to do every day, and the business and boring ones that I usually do through the secretary, I have to do myself as Peter is so busy with the script! But I WILL get cards off to all and sundry before long. Funnily enough, when I got home there were letters from just about ALL of the London company, and I haven't written THEM for AGES! A Riotous letter from Hazel....job-wise everything is VERY quiet in Lomdon too....the country really is in a MESS, and it reflects in everything. Well darling.....please keep in touch....I do love it....and oceans of love you and everyone AND Ilaria!!" Deborah Kerr (1921-2007), was born Deborah Jane Trimmer in Scotland. She was trained as a ballerina. However, she soon discovered that she was more interested in drama and began playing minor roles in Shakespearean productions. Kerr, who made her film debut in Major Barbara (1941), typically played reserved, well-bred ladies. On the strength of her sensitive portrayal of a nun in Black Narcissus (1947), she was brought to Hollywood to play the lead opposite Clark Gable in The Hucksters. Kerr received Best Actress Academy Award nominations for six films: Edward, My Son (1949), From Here to Eternity (1953), The King and I (1956), Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1959), Separate Tables (1958) and The Sundowners (1960). Accompanied by an envelope postmarked June 25, 1974. Two horizontal mailing folds. Lightly toned at folds. Lightly creased. Ink marks (unknown hand) throughout letter. Otherwise, fine condition.

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