PETER CUSHING - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/22/1972 - HFSID 168311
Sale Price $306.00
Peter Cushing writes a letter to Søren (Fischer) stating when Peter Cushing will be available and how to get a hold of him if needed.
ALS: "In all sincerity,/Peter", 3p, 5½x3½. Whitstable, 1972 July 22. On his personal stationery (front and verso of one card, front of second card) to Søren (Fischer). In full: "It was nice to see you the other evening, and as promised I enclose a few photographs [not present] for those at your theatre who requested them. If more are required, please let me know. The only Sunday I will not be available in the immediate future is August 6th, unless your programme (sic) start's in the evening. I would be free on that date by about 5 p.m. I look forward to hearing from you (c/o Brown's Hotel from 29th July - August 7th inclusive). Otherwise c/o my agent (John Redway and Associates 162 Wardour Street, London - W1V 3AB (01-437-7700) - or here at home 3. Seaway Whitstable, Kent. May God's blessings be with you always." Present is an unsigned carbon letter, 8x10, 1972 July 28, from Søren Fischer, John Player Lecture Officer, to Cushing, replying to this letter. British stage actor Peter Cushing (1913-1994) also found international success in films, including several portrayals of Baron Frankenstein (beginning with The Curse of Frankenstein in 1957), and as Sherlock Holmes (beginning with The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1959). He also played the banally evil Governor Tarkin in Star Wars (1977). Best known for his horror films, in 1972, the year of this letter, Cushing appeared in a number of them, including Dracula Today, Horror Express, Dr. Phibes Rises Again and Tales from the Crypt. In the latter film, Cushing, who was said to be proudest of his classical stage performances, paid tribute to his wife, Helen, who had died in 1971, with his portrayal of a character who appears to have lost everything after the death of his beloved wife. Staple holes at upper left blank corners of Cushing's letter. Fine condition. Two items.
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