STANLEY HOLLOWAY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 08/04/1972 - HFSID 83394
STANLEY HOLLOWAY He signs a typed letter and initials an autograph postscript, pleading lack of information on an unspecified "tragedy." Typed Letter signed: "Stanley Holloway", 1 page, 6x8¾. Pyefleet, Sussex (England), 1972 August 4.
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He signs a typed letter and initials an autograph postscript, pleading lack of information on an unspecified "tragedy."
Typed Letter signed: "Stanley Holloway", 1 page, 6x8¾. Pyefleet, Sussex (England), 1972 August 4. Typed address of John Buchanan in Ontario, Canada, and Holloway's return address, on verso, which is a folded aerogram. To "Dear Mr. Buchanan", in full: "Thank you for your letter. Words fail me, I am afraid, as to your subject matter. I know nothing more about the situation than you do, other than what we both read in our newspapers. Yours sincerely". On same sheet he has penned and initialed an Autograph Note: "P.S. I'm sure we both agree that it is a 'Tragedy.'" English stage and screen actor Stanley Holloway (1890-1982) is best remembered for his portrayal of Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady, which he performed in New York and London and for which he earned an Oscar nomination in the 1964 film. Holloway was popular in England much earlier, however, performing in silent films from 1921, and recording some popular comedy songs. (One of his hit songs was the still remembered "With Her Head Tucked underneath Her Arm", a ballad of Anne Boleyn's ghost (1930). His film roles included the coveted cameo role of the gravedigger in Olivier's Hamlet (1948). Holloway was a veteran of World War I. Torn apart at middle touching "S" of Stanley but repaired on verso with tape (no show-through). Creased.
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