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    Three Letters from Laurence Olivier. The typed, December 5, 1961 note on Olivier's letterhead thanks "Darlings Jeanne and Stevie" for a telegram welcoming "our Dickie boy" and is signed "Please forgive type - a but overwhelmed! Ever with love, Larry." This is in reference to the birth of Olivier's son Richard after his divorce from Vivien Leigh and marriage to actress Joan Plowright. The typed May 25, 1967 typed note, with a Sussex address embossed at the top, is to Douglas Stephenson and apologies for not having written to him when Jeanne died the previous year ("...I had an idea it could only increase your burden...") and is signed in blue ink, Larry." The third letter, handwritten on Olivier's letterhead in blue ink, September 25 (probably 1967), thanks Douglas Stephenson for "that beautiful letter" that moved Olivier "profoundly." The star goes on to write about his youth, how people thought him pompous, and that he was only "acting" that way in those days. He closes, "Thank you for your forgiveness. Always very affectionately Larry." Excellent condition, with private insights into possibly the greatest actor of the 20th century.

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