PIPER John - Autograph Card Signed 1943 regarding a broadcast
John PIPER (1903-1992)
Autograph Card Signed ("John Piper") to "My dear Pelletier" saying that he is "flattered at the proposal for me to broadcast.
1½ pages oblong 12mo on a correspondence card, Fawley Bottom, 22 April 1943.
"I have been in Yorkshire since we met, and have got in a muddle with my letters. I enjoyed our meeting a great deal, & am flattered at the proposal for me to broadcast (you will find, I'm afraid that I am down in the records as only a fair boradcaster, if that). I have now heard from Mr. Macdonald Hastings, and am meeting him as soon as he recovers from flu . . ."
Piper produced his first major stage design, for Frederick Ashton's The Quest, in 1943.
The journalist Macdonald Hastings, then working for Picture Post, was a well-respected war correspondent.
The card has been date-stamped on a blank portion of the verso "23 Apr 1943".
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