Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/251
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDL32-35.
  • Dates of Creation
      18-29 Apr 1946
  • Physical Description
      6 pieces.

Scope and Content

With Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952), actress, consisting of telegrams from Lawrence and copy telegrams from RD, relating to: RD's invitation to her to take part in his season of plays, Much Ado About Nothing, The Seagull and [The Man Behind the Statue] by Ustinov (whom he calls "the undoubted dramatist of the future" in /3); her commitment to appear in Pygmalion at the Old Vic which prevents her from accepting; the possibility of RD taking the part of Higgins, which he is unable to do.