MADGE KENDAL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 7/3 - HFSID 206371
MADGE KENDAL The actress is willing to extend her tour, so long as the engagements are "not too far & with pleasant people". Autograph Letter signed: "Madge Kendal", 3 pages (integral leaf), 4x6. 12 Portland Place [London]"July 3", no year.
Sale Price $324.00
The actress is willing to extend her tour, so long as the engagements are "not too far & with pleasant people".
Autograph Letter signed: "Madge Kendal", 3 pages (integral leaf), 4x6. 12 Portland Place [London]"July 3", no year. To "Dear Sir", in full: "I will go to November 6th & 7th if you can also get an engagement for the 8th & 9th in route, but not too far away! Then the 10th for Bradford. Dec. 20 & 21st for [illegible place name] & also some engagements coming or going - only not too far & with pleasant people. Yours 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. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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