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John Gielgud Christmas Card to Edward Gordon Craig

 
John Gielgud Christmas Card to Edward Gordon Craig by GIELGUD, John; Edward Gordon Craig (1956)

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Author: GIELGUD, John; Edward Gordon Craig
Title: John Gielgud Christmas Card to Edward Gordon Craig
 
Year: 1956
Publisher: Unpublished
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: Yes
 
Price: £200
 
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Actor John Gielgud's 1956 Christmas card to his cousin the modernist theatre director Edward Gordon Craig. The card is in plain covers with printed text inside facing a mounted photograph of Gielgud and an actress captioned: Beatrice and Benedick Ellen Terry Centenary Smallhythe 1956'. Gielgud has personalised the card to Edward Gordon Craig by writing 'Dear Ted my love and greetings as ever John'. Craig has added a puzzling postscript perhaps referring to a subsequent gift of the card: '& 2 notes very new and clean enclosed £5 each/Really one sees stars' with a further mildly lubricious note on the front cover alluding to Gielgud's trim form in his early fifties: 'Talk of a figure & this 1956!'. Laid in two colour Kodakcolor prints dated September 1961 of John Gielgud and Edward Gordon Craig sitting together outside, both annotated in ink on the back: 'Supposed to be John Gielgud, Sir & EGC, pleb 1961. Taken by an American' and the other reads 'EGC & John Gielgud 1961'. Contained within a good looking cloth case with leather label.
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