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Lot 363

Loos, Anita & Nesbitt, Cathleen. A group of eleven letters, eight Typed Letters Signed by Anita Loos, two Autograph Letters Signed by Cathleen Nesbitt, who would play the role of Aunt Alicia in the play Gigi, and one unsigned copy of a letter from Gilbert Miller to Loos. Ten letters are to Miller and are dated from April 30 to September 15, 1951 (one is undated); they discuss many possible actors and actresses for the play, especially for the title role, and the requirements for each role. On August 4th, Miss Loos writes from Paris to Mrs. Hilling, thanking her for "the photographs. I will show them to Mdme Collett…She is delighted at the possibilty of Audrey Hepburn playing the role." In an undated letter, Cathleen Nesbitt asks Miller for a role in the play, and in the second, undated, letter, she approves the choice of Audrey Hepburn: "I do think your little 'Gigi' is enchanting…I'll do my best to bring the best out of Audrey." Some toning, staple marks and notations; overall about Fine. (11 items).
Estimated Value $900 - 1,200.


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