Thursday, January 13, 2011

Laurence Olivier Correspondence

(Post 24)

Laurence Oliver directed the film Hamlet which won the 1948 Oscar for the Best Picture.  In addition, Mr. Olivier received the Best Actor award for his role in Hamlet. The letter below was written less than a year after his Hollywood triumph.

18th November 1949.

Dear Mr. Ponting,

Thank you for your letter.
I am sorry that I cannot help you out of your difficulty by offering to buy the books. I really have more editions of Shakespeare than any one man can have any use for.

Please accept my best wishes,

L. Olivier (signature)

Chelsea to Purley, November 19, 1949
2 1/2d. inland letter rate

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