Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde

Reference number:

11126
£38.00

Description:

An original vintage 1950 autograph book page, clearly signed and dedicated (To Sheila) in ink by Dirk Bogarde

Certification:

Collectors notation Theatre Royal Brighton "Background" October 26th 1950. From the autograph collection of Sheila Freeman of East Sussex collected at the Theatres in Brighton during the 1940-50s. Many are dedicated to her and some show collectors date / place notations. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x10cm Sized Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

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About Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde

SIR DIRK BOGARDE d1999. English actor and writer. Initially a matinee idol in films such as Doctor in The House (1954) for the Rank Organisation, he later acted in art-housefilms. In a second career, he wrote seven best-selling volumes of memoirs, six novels and a volume of collected journalism, mainly from articles in the Daily Telegraph. He first came to prominence in films including "The Blue Lamp" in the early 1950s, before starring in the successful "Doctor" film series (1954–63). He twice won the BAFTA Award for best leading actor for The Servant (1963) and Darling (1965). His other notable film roles included ; Victim (1961) / Accident (1967) / The Damned (1969) / Death in Venice (1971) / The Night Porter (1974) / A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Despair (1978). He was knighted in 1992. He died of a heart attack aged 78 in London in 1999.

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Dirk Bogarde

Reference number:

8925
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Description:

A charming original two page circa 1949 handwritten letter all in ink, clearly signed at the conclusion by Dirk Bogarde.

"Dear Mr Squires. Very many thanks for your highly flattering letter ! If I was just one of the things you tell me I am, I should be most happy. However I am cheered by your enthusiasm & praise - don't lose it will you? My future plans are not very certain. The industry is in a bad state - but I hope to start a film in March - until then I will be Farming happily in Bucks ! With all good wishes ..."

Certification:

This letter is likely to date to 1948-9 before his break-through film (The Blue Lamp) in 1950. One of a wonderful collection of over 50 celebrity letters all obtained during the late 1940s to early 1950s by a Mr Douglas Squires. He was involved in editing a School / University Film & Theatre Entertainment magazine during this period and wrote to celebrities looking for a contribution of autographs and signed photographs for the magazine. Many of the letters are gracious and detailed replies with many references to helping his project and mentions of their careers at that point in time. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

18x13cm Sized Pages

Condition:

Good. View Images.

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