With Richard Ainley (1910-1967), actor. Topics covered include: Harry [Ainley, Richard's father] and his death on 31 October 1945; Ainley's own poor health; RD's battles with asthma; RD's activities and his work on stage and screen, including his season of Much Ado About Nothing in 1946 (/4), his success with A Sleeping Clergyman in 1947 (/6), Ainley's admiration of The Winslow Boy in 1948 (/13), and of [The Stained Glass At Fairford (1956)]; the positive reception of English films in California and Ainley's own opinions on English films; RD's plans for a movie unit of his own; Ainley's desire to get back to theatre; a period spent in the Army; his return to Britain from America and his subsequent work; and a script [The Brilliant Nitwit] Ainley is sending RD for his consideration (/11, /13 and /15). In /16 Ainley encloses a sketch of Frank Benson by Darby Foster.
Dated at: San Francisco, California, USA; London; and Camberley, Surrey.
Manuscript and typescript.