Lot 77

Leigh (Vivien)

Typed letter signed (‘Vivien Leigh’) to Mr Branchini, on personalised stationery, reading ‘Thank you for your letter abut (sic) the St James’s theatre. The battle for that particular theatre has been lost as the sum involved was over £700,000. Although it is a bitter blow, we hope that all the enthusiasm and sympathy which has been aroused may find itself directed in due course towards building a new theatre’, one page, mid-horizontal fold, 8vo, 7 St James’s Street, 14 October [1957].

***The St James’s Theatre was demolished in 1957 in spite of a campaign led by Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier.

Estimate: £250-£350