VANESSA REDGRAVE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 189618
Sale Price $288.00
Redgrave handwrote and signed this letter from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to an Arnold.
Autograph letter signed "Vanessa". 2 pages, 5¼x7, 1 page, front and verso. Written at the "Royal Shakespeare Theatre". Stamped in black ink in upper left corner of page 1: "Aug 20, 1962." In full: "Dear Arnold How nice of you to write - isn't Vanya wonderful, I saw it only a week ago and [illegible] seen [illegible] played so perfectly and completely successfully on an apron-stage (the 1st time I had ever seen an open-stage production) I now want all old theatres to be pulled down one by one and lovely modern open-stage built instead - I ink my Dad is completely real and complex and funny and moving, & I can't wait to see him again - (I shall be doing 'Seagull' in the spring at the Royal [illegible], [illegible] will direct so please come & see that.) Yours". 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. Show-through from both sides, which touch handwriting and signature. Folded thrice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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