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[DENCH, Judi] [McKERN, Leo]

Handwritten Card from Judi Dench to Leo McKern

London: N.p., N.d. [1989]

Greetings card.

CARD FROM JUDI DENCH TO LEO McKERN ON THE OPENING OF THE CHERRY ORCHARD AT THE ALDWYCH THEATRE ON 24 OCTOBER 1989.

Dench played Ranyevskaya in this Michael Frayn translation, and was joined in the production by Leo's daughter Abigail as Yepihodova:

'...[A]t last, I get to work with Abigail -- who is a wonder. What a divine girl and how good she is. It's just the most lovely company and we all love doing the show. ... Mike and Finty join me in sending great love to you, Judi.'

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CUSHING, Peter

TLS to Leo McKern

Whitstable: N.p., 1993

1 p. TLS on Peter Cushing's personalised stationery. Unfolded.

TLS FAN LETTER FROM PETER CUSHING TO LEO McKERN DATED 16 SEPTEMBER 1993, LESS THAN A YEAR BEFORE CUSHING'S DEATH.

A warm, effusive fan letter from cinema's greatest vampire-slayer, it reads:

'Dear Leo McKern,
It's that fan again! Some years ago I wrote to you about your superb 'Rumpole' series, and received a most charming letter of thanks.

My admiration for your work goes back to the play (and subsequent film) 'A Man For All Seasons', and you have never failed to captivate me. Having seen you recently in 'Travelling North', and again the other evening in 'A Foreign Field' I just had to write once more.There is a 'je-ne-sais-quoi' quality about your performances which touches the heartstrings, and if you don't receive some public recognition eventually, there's no justice in this world!

Thank you, dear fellow, for such pleasure. It makes me very proud to remember we worked together in 1956 in 'Time Without Pity', with Michael Redgrave and Ann Todd. (Long ago and far away!)

With kindest wishes, and may God's blessing be with you always.

As ever,
(sgd) Peter Cushing O.B.E. Whitstable, Kent'

(The 'public recognition' Cushing refers to is of course not audience approval, but the possible future conferring of honours on McKern: Cushing himself was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1989).

A touching salute to a fellow actor from one of the most distinctive and distinguished figures of British cinema.

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[McKERN, Leo] [HERRMANN, Edward] selected by WAVELL, A. P.

Other Men's Flowers

London: Cape, 1992

8vo, pp. 448. Original burgundy boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Dustwrappers lettered in red and black to front panel and spine.

Reprinted... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"If" -- the complete version will be sent! E.'.

This last refers to a referenced parody of Kipling's poem which begins: 'If you can keep your girl, when all around you, / Are losing theirs and blaming it on you...'. In the film Hermann and McKern's characters discover that they have been in love with the same woman all their lives.

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PINTER, Harold

Old Times

London: Methuen, 1971

Small 8vo, pp. 75. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine.

First edition.

A beautiful copy.

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HASTINGS, Michael

Tom And Viv

London: Royal Court Theatre, 1984

8vo, pp. 41. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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AUDEN, W.H. and ISHERWOOD, Christopher

The Ascent Of F6

London: Faber, 1936

8vo, pp. 123. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, one of 2000 copies.

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2166

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[POWELL, Michael] GIBBON, Monk

The Tales Of Hoffmann

London: Saturn Press, 1951

4to, pp. 96. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Cockerel device in gilt to front panel.

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SHERRIN, NED

Scratch An Actor

London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996

8vo, pp.323. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine.

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SPAETH, Sigmund

Fifty Years With Music

New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, 1959

8vo, pp. 288. Original maroon boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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[HANCOCK, Tony] STUCKEY, Hugh and WALE, Michael

The Tony Hancock Show: Episode Four: The Tape-Recorder

N.p. [Melbourne]: N.p. [ATN 7], 1968

31 mimeographed yellow pp., originally stapled at top left corner, now disbound, pp. 17-18 present in facsimile. 'FINAL SCRIPT' to top... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[Cinema History] [ed. BAZIN, André, LO DUCA, Joseph-Marie and DO

Cahiers Du Cinema

Paris: Les Editions De L'Etoile, 1951

Five issues. Uniform yellow photo-illustrated wrappers, lettered in black. Between 50 and 60 pp., profusely illustrated with b&w photographs throughout, advertisements at rear.....[please click on the image or book title for more details]

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Five: The Case Of The Missing C.D. Plates

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

20 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Two title pages (see below).

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Twelve: The Terrible Revenge Of Fred Fu Manchu (announced as Fred Fu Manchu And His Bamboo Saxophone)

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series Six, Number Twelve, first broadcast on 6 December 1955.


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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Fifteen: The Hastings Flyer

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

24 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Thirteen: The Lost Year

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

25 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Three: The Lost Emperor

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

22 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series six, Number Three, first broadcast on 4 october 1955.

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JONES, Terry and PALIN, Michael

Frost On Sunday and The Frost Report:

N.p. [London]: N.p. 1967-8

A small quantity of original typescripts, printed typescripts and photocopied typescripts, many secured with staple to top left corner, and many... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[intro. SITWELL, Sacheverell] BEAUMONT, Cyril W.

The History Of Harlequin

London: C. W. Beaumont, 1926

Large 8vo, pp. 156. Original illustrated boards, vellum spine lettered in gilt. Pages uncut.

First edition, no. 25 of 325 copies published by the author. With a preface by Sacheverell Sitwell to whom, with his brother Osbert, the book is dedicated.,
Cyril Beaumont was one of the pre-em

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