Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.
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ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1926 "Winnie the Pooh" released. A. A. Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. He served in both World Wars, in1893 Lillian Gish was born. She was an American actress of the screen and stage, as well as a director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 in silent film shorts to 1987.
MILNE (A. A., 1882-1956, Writer, Creator of ‘Winnie the Pooh’) Autograph Letter Signed with initials to ‘Dear Alderson’ saying that here “is Sarah Simple. Perhaps I ought to say that I send it ‘without prejudice’, by which I mean that my agent (Curtis Brown is possibly showing another copy to some other manager, actor or actress at this moment, and may think he has committed me to something, morally, I mean. But we can settle all that later - if you like the play. Talking to you, I said that Kay Hammond (who is terribly keen to play it ) and Laura Couric would make a good pair of women ...”, 1 side 8vo., 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea headed paper, 26th May 1936 38124
GISH (Lillian, 1896-1993, American Silent Star) Fine large vintage photo by United Artists, signed and inscribed, “Happy holidays, Ever fondly”, showing her half length wearing her costume from “Duel In The Sun”, lace dress, diamond necklace and earrings, 10” x 8”, no place, 1986 very slight smudging of ink signature, 11645
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