Edith Evans

Edith Evans

Reference number:

8902
£75.00

Description:

An original typed letter (dayed 12th September 1949) from the Wyndhams Theatre, clearly signed in ink at the conclusion by Edith Evans.

 

Certification:

The letter mentions her 1949 film "The Last Days of Dolwyn". This film marked the first film appearance of Richard Burton (Gareth) and the first film appearance (since 1916) of Edith Evans (Merri) and it was the only film directed by Emlyn Williams. (Look at Richard Burton letter Code 8899). 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:

17x14cm Sized Letter

Condition:

Good. View Image. One minor central fold.

Edith Evans

Reference number:

8781
£50.00

Description:

A good original vintage 1950s autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Edith Evans.

Suitable for mounting and display.

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

12x9cm Sized Autograph Book Page.

Condition:

Good. View Image.

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About Edith Evans

Edith Evans

DAME EDITH EVANS DBE d1976. English actress best known for her work on the stage, but also in films at the beginning and end of her career. She is widely remembered for her portraying of haughty aristocratic women. Between 1964 and 1968, she was nominated for three Academy Awards. Her stage career spanned sixty years during which she played more than 100 roles in various classics including ; Shakespeare / Congreve / Sheridan / Goldsmith and Wilde and plays by contemporary writers including ; Bernard Shaw and Noel Coward. She created roles in two of Shaw's plays: Orinthia in The Apple Cart (1929) and Epifania in The Millionairess (1940) and was in the British premières of two others ; Heartbreak House (1921) and Back to Methuselah (1923). Two of her most famous roles were as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (1939) and Miss Western in the 1963 film Tom Jones. By contrast, she played a downtrodden maid in The Late Christopher Bean (1933), a deranged impoverished old woman in The Whisperers (1967) and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (which she played in four productions between 1926 and 1961). She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1946. She died of natural causes at her home in Kent aged 88 on 14th October 1976.

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