Lot 879: TLS signed "Audrey," one page, 8.25 x 11.5, June 28, 1955. Letter to Renee Heimer in London, written from Vigna St. Antonio, Cecchina, Rome. In part: "I don't have to tell you how happy I am to have Barbara with us. Needless to say she is once again doing wonderful wonders with my short hair (although I am growing it now for the picture). Although we have not started shooting yet, we have been vigorously preparing for it, and it is all most exciting and enjoyable. I am so happy about everything, especially with the fact that Mel and I are in the picture together and do not have to be separated by our work." Intersecting folds (a horizontal fold passing through her signature), scattered creases, and a few chips to edges, otherwise fine condition. Hepburn was in Rome to film the first English-language adaptation of Tolstoy's epic War and Peace, which was condensed to focus primarily on her character, Natasha Rostova. This was the only film in which Hepburn co-starred with her then-husband, Mel Ferrer, who played a leading role as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky. She also comments on her famous short haircut from the previous year's smash hit Sabrina—one of the most iconic pixie haircuts of all-time. Excellent content from an important time in her career.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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