May 13, 1963 Letter Signed by Vivien Leigh [DURING HER "TOVARICH" RUN, FOR WHICH SHE WON A TONY AWARD]
New York: Original Letter, 1963. Original Letter. 5 3/4 X 7 3/4 Inches. Near Fine. Item #3972
Typed Signed Letter (TLS) from Actress Vivien Leigh of Gone with the Wind fame. On Leigh's personal "Broadway Theatre, New York" stationery. Signed in ink by Vivien Leigh. In part: "Thank you... for sending me the resume of your thesis on the death of Falstaff... With every good wish. Yours sincerely, Vivien Leigh..."Unobtrusive horizontal fold.
Vivian Leigh (1913-1967) was a two-time Academy Award Winner. The first was for her starring role as "Southern Belle" Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and the second was for her Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire." Her only Tony Award was won in 1963, for Best Actress in a Musical in the Broadway version of "Tovarich" (the year of this letter).
NOTE: Ralph Edward Schroeder's Thesis for his M.A. at San Diego State College was filed in 1964 under the title "The Holy Dying of Falstaff and its Implications." OCLC locates only one copy at San Diego State.