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BRIEF ENCOUNTER. Groundbreaking classic 1945 British film directed by David Lean, screenplay by Noel Coward, which centres around the morals of a brief "real love" affair between a married woman Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) and her lover Dr Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard) on a train journey. It was based on Cowards 1936 one-act play "Still Life". The soundtrack prominently features the Piano Concerto No2 by Rachmaninoff played by Eileen Joyce. Trevor Howard died aged 74 on January 7th 1988. Celia Johnson died aged 73 on April 26th 1982. 

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Reference number:

4935
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Description:

A rare and wonderful collection of signatures of all the principal four main characters from the film along with Noel Coward and Eileen Joyce. Clear ink signatures of Trevor Howard d1988 (Dr Alec Harvey) / Celia Johnson d1982 (Laura Jesson) / Joyce Carey d1993 (Myrtle Bagot) / Stanley Holloway d1982 (Albert Godby) / Noel Coward d1973 and Eileen Joyce (dated 1936) d1991.

 

Certification:

UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

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Reference number:

7140
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Description:

1) TREVOR HOWARD d1988 ; An original (circa 1950s) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Trevor Howard.

2) CELIA JOHNSON d1982. An original typed letter from The Midland Hotel Manchester (dated 9th October 1946), clearly signed in ink at the conclusion by Celia Johnson d1982 (Laura Jesson). The letter reads as follows ; "Thank you very much for your letter. I was so pleased that you enjoyed the film and it was extremely nice of you to write and say so. It is always most encouraging when one gets a letter like yours which shows that what one has tried to do has more or less succeeded. I do thank you most sincerely for your appreciation and charming letter. Yours sincerely ...."

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

25x21cm Sized Letter and 12x7cm Sized Autograph Book Page

 

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Reference number:

5311
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Description:

An outstanding collection of clear signatures in ink of all five principal main characters from the film on cards and autograph book pages ; Trevor Howard d1988 (Dr Alec Harvey) / Celia Johnson d1982 (Laura Jesson) (dedicated To Timen) / Joyce Carey d1993 (Myrtle Bagot) (adding best wishes) / Stanley Holloway d1982 (Albert Godby) (adding Aladdin 1934-5) and Cyril Raymond d1973 (Fred Jesson) (on promo-postcard adding To Jock every kind wish) . PLUS ; Eileen Joyce (on a 1944 concert programme) / Noel Coward d1973 (in pencil) and director David Lean d1991 (on a cut page affixed to an autograph book page). 

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

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Reference number:

3440
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Description:

Clear signatures on autograph book pages of all four main members of the cast ; Trevor Howard d1988 (Dr Alec Harvey) / Celia Johnson d1982 (Laura Jesson) clipped piece from a letter / Joyce Carey d1993 (Myrtle Bagart) and Stanley Holloway d1982 (Albert Godby). As an additional bonus the rare signature of Noel Coward d1973 completes a wonderful piece of film memorabilia. 

Certification:

From various 1950s and 1960s autograph books. Celia Johnson is clipped signature laid onto a page. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA