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MEL FERRER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/09/1968 - HFSID 187110

Ferrer signed this typed letter on Universal Pictures letterhead "Mel" in 1968. In it, he inquires about the London opening of his 1967 film Wait Until Dark, which he produced and which starred his wife Audrey Hepburn in an Academy Award-nominated performance.

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MEL FERRER
Ferrer signed this typed letter on Universal Pictures letterhead "Mel" in 1968. In it, he inquires about the London opening of his 1967 film Wait Until Dark, which he produced and which starred his wife Audrey Hepburn in an Academy Award-nominated performance. He also mentions director Terence Young's concern that "very little space had been taken in advertising announcing the opening of the picture".
Typed letter signed "Mel", 1 page, 8½x11, on Universal Pictures letterhead. July 9, 1968. Addressed to "Wolfe". In full: "Dear Wolfe: I am eager to hear how WAIT UNTIL DARK opened in London, and what sort of notices we received. Had a desperate telephone call from Terence Young in London saying that very little space had been taken in advertising announcing the opening of the picture - and in talking with Ben he told me that he had taken the matter up with you and Dick Lederer. Will look forward to hearing from you at your convenience. Meanwhile, all the best, Cordially, Mel Ferrer". Wait Until Dark, a thriller that was produced by Ferrer and directed by Young, starred Audrey Hepburn in an Academy Award-nominated role as Susy Hendrix, along with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. in a Golden Globe nominated performance as Sam Hendrix. The film was released on October 26, 1967 in the U.S., but did not open in the United Kingdom until July 1968. Ferrer and Hepburn would divorce on December 5, 1968, just five months after Ferrer signed this letter. Ferrer (1917-2008, born Elberon, New Jersey) was an American actor, director and producer. Ferrer worked in summer stock from the age of 15 and became a chorus dancer on Broadway in 1938 before making his film debut in 1947's The Fugitive (he had directed his first film, Girl of the Limberlost, two years earlier). Ferrer, whose film credits include Lili (1953), War and Peace (1956), The Sun Also Rises (1957), The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959), The Longest Day (1962), Sex and the Single Girl (1964), El Greco (1966) and Brannigan (1975), also appeared in made-for-TV movies and miniseries, and he made guest starring appearances on a number of TV series. Ferrer is best known to TV audiences for his recurring role as Phillip Erikson (1981-1984) on Falcon Crest. He also directed both TV series and feature films, produced several films and made-for-TV movies, and was a writer. Ferrer was married to actress Audrey Hepburn (1954-1968); the couple had one son, Sean H. Ferrer. Lightly toned, creased and rippled. Staple holes at upper left corner. Pencil initials and ink note (unknown hands) at upper right margin. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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