Description

    An Audrey Hepburn Twelve-Page Handwritten Letter Regarding "The Nun's Story," 1958. Penned in turquoise fountain pen ink on notepad paper with 10 of the 12 pages still attached at top margin, dated "9th February 1958," to "Bob" who was Robert Anderson, screenwriter of the 1959 Warner Bros. film "The Nun's Story;" a lengthy and newsy letter where Hepburn discusses a number of subjects including gifts she gave to Anderson, her time in London studying ballet before she became famous, her thoughts on the Congo (where she wrote the letter while on location filming "The Nun's Story"), her thoughts on the film ("Am still high as ever on the script and defending it"), especially her wish that the "Father André" "leg-smashing" scenes not be cut [they weren't], her social life ("I got rather high on my third negroni and Fred [Zinnemann, the film's director] and I wept into our glasses because you were missing"), ending with a mention of her beloved Yorkshire terrier named "Famous" ("...bearing up very well...refuses to wear his pith helmet - so much fun I have with him (when) we go for walks at 6 A.M. - in the cool"); included with a black and white snapshot (with slight aging and discoloration evident) of a few local residents of the Congo with Hepburn's same-ink annotation penned on the back reading "Only one remained unturned" [unconverted to Christianity]; further included with its original transmittal envelope with the return address typed and reading in part "A. Ferrer / Warner Bros. / ...(Congo Belge)" -- overall, a unique perspective from the star of "The Nun's Story" -- the role that garnered Hepburn an Oscar nomination for 'Best Actress in a Leading Role' (with Anderson, Zinnemann and others from the production also nominated for Academy Awards in their categories); Hepburn did end up winning a BAFTA [British Academy of Film & Television Arts] for 'Best British Actress' for this role of "Sister Luke" -- one she said was her favorite.
    9" x 5 1/2"


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    11th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 381

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 May 12 Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was all very much appreciated and an ongoing testament of how good Heritage Auctions are.
    Vanessa H.,
    Brackley, United Kingdom
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 11 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 November 11 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,640,153