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VANESSA REDGRAVE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/15/1966 - HFSID 189619

Redgrave handwrote and signed this letter to an Arnold. Autograph letter signed "Vanessa" in purple ink. 2 pages, 6x7¾, 1 page, front and verso, with scalloped edges and two file holes at top edge. With erased pencil notations near top edge.

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VANESSA REDGRAVE
Redgrave handwrote and signed this letter to an Arnold.
Autograph letter signed "Vanessa" in purple ink. 2 pages, 6x7¾, 1 page, front and verso, with scalloped edges and two file holes at top edge. With erased pencil notations near top edge. Written at "Wyndham's" on "August 9". Stamped in black ink in upper left corner of page 1: "Aug 15, 1966." In full: "Dear Arnold You are kind to write me such a nice letter and send me the clippings, I was very thrilled with the rave we got for Miss Brodie; I am enjoying playing her so very much, to my [illegible] and continua surprise; when I remember the bewilderment and difficulty of [illegible] this creature - Anyway thank you so much for writing to me it was so nice to hear from you - With love from ". Stage, screen and television actress Redgrave, born in London in 1937, won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award and Golden Globe for Julia (1977), and she has been nominated for Best Actress Oscars for Morgan! (1966), Isadora (1968), Mary, Queen of Scotts (1971), The Bostonians (1984) and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Howards End (1992). She also won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Actress for the revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Redgrave, who made her stage debut in 1957 and her film debut in 1958, became a distinguished member of the Stratford-Upon-Avon Theater Company before returning to films in 1966 in A Man For All Seasons. Redgrave, the daughter of distinguished actor, Sir Michael Redgrave, and sister of actor Corin Redgrave and actress Lynn Redgrave (with whom she appeared in the 1991 remake of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?), was married to director Tony Richardson from 1962 until their divorce in 1967. In addition to her daughters, actresses Natasha Richardson and Joely Richardson with Richardson, Redgrave also has a son by Franco Nero, her co-star in the 1967 film, Camelot. Also known for her social activism, Redgrave allegedly refused to be honored as Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 1999. Lightly toned and creased. File holes touch handwriting but not signature. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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