MADGE KENDAL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 7/23 - HFSID 206368
Sale Price $324.00
The actress explains to her agent why she refuses some engagements.
Autograph Letter signed: "Madge Kendal", 2 pages (integral leaf), 8x6. The Lodge, Filey, Yorks, July 23, n. y. To"Dear Mr. Christy", in full: "I can go nowhere except for dates already arranged with you. The applications I decline are those too far away - or which I think are not suitable for me to accept. In haste". Madge Kendal (1848-1935) born in Great Gimsby, England, married actor William (Grimston) Kendal (1843-1917), who took her name, in 1869, and the couple starred in stage performances from Shakespeare to the "fairy comedies" of W. S. Gilbert, touring the US for the first time in 1889. The Kendal's, who helped restore respectability to the London theatre after a period of disrepute, retired in 1908. Outliving her husband by nearly two decades, she became a Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire in 1927. Corners lightly worn and creased. Slightly toned. Slightly soiled. Normal mailing fold. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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