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    Six R.C. Sherriff Letters. The prolific R.C. Sherriff wrote the tragic war play Journey's End, in which Colin Clive starred in the London stage production (1929) and the Hollywood film (1930). He also penned the screenplay for James Whale's The Invisible Man, performed uncredited script work on the horror classics The Old Dark House, Bride of Frankenstein and Dracula's Daughter, and contributed to the scripts of such classic films as Goodbye Mr. Chips. Sherriff was also Jeanne De Casalis' collaborator on the play St. Helena, which opened in London in 1934 and in New York in 1936. This lot presents six letters from the writer (three hand-written and three typed), spanning 1936 to 1967, most alluding to St. Helena, and one regarding a possible collaboration on a play about Hitler and Eva Braun ("...and those last three days in the dugout..."). There's also a letter of condolence to Jeanne's husband after her death. All are written on Sherriff's personal stationery and are in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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