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    Three Letters from Maurice Evans. Film fans probably best-remember the elegant British actor Maurice Evans for his role as "Hutch" in Rosemary's Baby, his visits as "Maurice" to TV's Bewitched and, perhaps most of all, his "Dr. Zaius" in Planet of the Apes. Evans played Napoleon in Jeanne De Casalis' St. Helena during its 1936 Broadway run, and here are three letters from the esteemed actor. The February 27, 1937, two-page, double-sided letter includes news to Jeanne of his success in Richard II in New York ("..they throw their hats in the air at the end of the show on Saturday nights") and thanks her again for St. Helena. An April 29 two-page letter (on stationery with heading "St. James Theatre Maurice Evans in 'King RIchard II"") tells more about the success of Richard II, his plans to tour the show and aspirations to do more Shakespearean roles, and signs off with a quite "politically incorrect" joke. (Included is the envelope, on which is imprinted on the verso, "Offices of 'King Richard II' "). The third letter, dated January 12, 1968, is a letter of condolence after Jeanne's death to her husband, in which Evans reminisces about how he first met Jeanne, how she'd introduced him to Colin Clive (Evans claims in the letter that he was responsible for Clive's casting in Journey's End, in which Evans had co-starred in London), writes about the Napoleon characterization in St. Helena (Jeanne had based Napoleon on her own father), etc. The last was written on "aerogramme" stationery. In Very Fine condition. A wealth of show business history related by a highly respected classical star.

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