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    Old Vic Letters and Clippings. The hub of British theatricality was the legendary "Old Vic," where the great thespians came to play the great classical roles. The "Lessee and Manager" was Lilian Baylis, a formidable woman whose sharp wit and tyrannical style terrorized many an actor and actress. She also trained them to be great artists, and here is a handsome piece of Old Vic stationery, with its coat of arms, and a note to Jeanne De Casalis (partially typed, partially hand-written and signed) from Ms. Baylis herself. Also in the lot are original press notices for De Casalis' play St. Helena. In overall Fine condition with creases and staining on the Old Vic letter, which do not affect the signature. A wonderful keepsake for devoted theater fans.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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