GIELGUD Sir John - Typed Letter Signed 1953 acknowledging congratulations on his knighthood
Sir John GIELGUD (1904-2000)Typed Letter Signed (“John Gielgud”) to “Dear John” [actor, director, head of drama at the Arts Council and later Director of the Bristol Old Vic , John Moody], thanking him for his congratulations.
1 page oblong 4to, 16 Cowley Street, SW1, 17 June 1953.
“My very best thanks to you and all the members of the Drama Department for your kind congratulations.
It is a very great honour for me, and a delight that it should also please so many others.
Please forgive a typed letter, but everyone has been so kind I cannot answer in my own handwriting as I would have liked to do.”
Gielgud was knighted in the Coronation Honours, announced on 1 June 1953, and Moody had evidently sent him a letter of congratulations. At the time, Gielgud was in the midst of a highly successful season at the Lyric Hammersmith where he directed Richard II and Venice Preserv’d and acted in The Way of the World and Venice Preserv’d.
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