Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/233
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDK5-16.
  • Dates of Creation
      16 Feb 1948-17 Oct 1951
  • Physical Description
      15 pieces; 21 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Danny Kaye (1913-1987), actor. This consists principally of copy letters from RD to Kaye, but also includes four original telegrams from Kaye. Topics covered include: a recent meeting in February 1948, and RD's planned visit to Kaye's current show; RD's arrangements for taking his daughter to see Kaye perform in May 1951; RD's request to borrow some money from Kaye for a possible recuperative visit to California or Arizona following his operation in September 1951, to which Kaye agrees; and RD's ultimate change of plan at doctor's advice.

/4 is a Christmas telegram from Mr and Mrs Danny Kaye in 1948; /5 is a New Years greeting telegram for 1950; /6 is a telegram of good luck for The Magic Box from Kaye (Mar 1951); and /10 is a telegram from Kaye who has been unable to reach RD on the telephone (Sep 1951). /12-14 are all copies of the same letter from RD to Kaye relating to the possibility of borrowing money.