OLIVIER Laurence - Typed Letter Signed 1951 declining an invitation to a concert
Laurence OLIVIER (1907-1989)Typed Letter Signed (“Larry O”) to John Moody [actor, director, head of drama at the Arts Council and Director of the Bristol Old Vic] thanking him for an invitation which he declines.
1 page 8vo, London SW3, 7 June 1951.
“How adorable of you to think of us.
I can’t think of anything nicer than to join you in your box for the Beecham concert, but V. [his wife Viven Leigh] and I get out to the country weekends always, as you probably know, and nowadays particularly, we feel the need of a breath of fresh at the end of the week!
Thank you so much, though, for asking us.”
At the time of writing, Olivier was manager of the St. James’s Theatre. The 1951 Festival of Britain season at the theatre included productions of Caesar and Cleopatra and Antony and Cleopatra, both starring Vivien Leigh and Olivier.
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