SIR ALEC GUINNESS - DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 147535
ALEC GUINNESS. Partly Printed DS: "Alec Guinness." as Nominee, 6x4½. RSVP form for the 1988 Academy Awards Presentation and the Board of Governor's Ball. Guinness has added an
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ALEC GUINNESS. Partly Printed DS: "Alec Guinness." as Nominee, 6x4½. RSVP form for the 1988 Academy Awards Presentation and the Board of Governor's Ball. Guinness has added an "n" to his name, which was misspelled at upper margin, and checked the box indicating that he would be unable to attend either function. Guinness was an Academy Award nominee in 1952 (nominated for Best Actor for The Lavender Hill Mob), 1957 (he won the Best Actor Oscar for The Bridge on the River Kwai), 1958 (nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Horse's Mouth), 1977 (nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars) and 1988 (nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Little Dorrit), for which he received this form. In 1979, Guinness received an Honorary Academy Award for his contributions to films. Cast in Shakespearean roles in Sir John Gielgud's company (from 1934), British actor Alec Guinness (1914-2000) appeared in the stage and screen versions of Dickens' Great Expectations (1939, 1946). He also portrayed eight members of one family in Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949). Winner of the Best Actor Academy Award for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), the versatile Sir Alec later portrayed such figures as Arabian Prince Faisal, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, English King Charles I, Adolph Hitler and Sigmund Freud, not to mention Marley's Ghost. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Guinness found renewed popularity with his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first Star Wars film trilogy (1977, nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar; 1980 and 1983). Slightly creased. Red pencil notes (unknown hand) at mid-portion and at upper right corner. Fine condition.
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