SIR CEDRIC HARDWICKE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/28/1951 - HFSID 161055
Sale Price $288.00
Brief letter from the English actor, dated in 1951.
Autograph letter signed: "Cedric Hardwicke", 1p, 4¾x6¾. Birmingham, England, 1951 June 28. On letterhead of The Queens Hotel to Mrs. Owen. In full: "Sorry I have no photographs. - I dislike them but I appreciate your asking of one. Also I seem to have misplaced the card for the autograph but I hope this will do." In the year he wrote this letter Hardwicke appeared in the feature films Mr. Imperium (also called You Belong to My Heart) and The Desert Fox (as Dr. Karl Strolin). British actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke (1883-1964), who was knighted for his acting in 1934, was called the finest actor in the world by playwright George Bernard Shaw. Hardwicke, who had appeared in a number of stage plays, including Shaw's Major Barbara, made his film debut in 1926 in Nelson and continued to make films through 1964, the year of his death. His long list of film credits include Les Miserables (1935), King Solomon's Mines (1937), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Wilson (1944), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), I Remember Mama (1948), Around the World in 80 Days (1956), The Ten Commandments (1956) and The Pumpkin Eater (1964, his last film). Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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