Two Vivien Leigh Letters and Two Laurence Olivier Letters. "The Golden Lovers," as they were known at the peak of their careers (and marriage) find charming representation in this lot. The Leigh letters include a four-page January 24, 1945, handwritten note on her personal stationery, expressing interest in a play Jeanne De Casalis had written and offered her (Leigh writes she's currently busy rehearsing Skin of Our Teeth) and signed "Fond love, Vivien." The original envelope and a typed copy of the letter is included. The second letter is dated October 9 (no year, but it's during World War II) is five pages and written in pen and pencil on blue paper. Both Olivier letters to Jeanne are on his letterhead in black ink; the May 12 (no year) note includes, "Something is rotten in the State of Denmark and I think it's my acting," and the October 14 letter (no year) includes a poem ("Forgive delay, all work no play, all my gratitude for your beatitude"). The first is signed "Larry," the second "L." All are in overall Very Fine condition.

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    October, 2006
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