Letter and telegram

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/253
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDL37-38.
  • Dates of Creation
      31 Mar-11 Jun 1953
  • Physical Description
      2 pieces.

Scope and Content

From David Lean (1908-1991), film director. /1 is a good luck telegram for RD at the Old Vic [in Murder at the Cathedral]; /2 is a letter from Lean expressing his delight at a make-up test undertaken by RD in June 1953 [for Hobson's Choice], and commenting on RD's appearance.

Dated at: London.

Typescript with annotation and autograph.

Related Material

Further correspondence with Lean is included in FRD1/8/1.