[Barrie, J.M. (1860–1937)] [Woolley, Monty. (1888–1963)]
Secretarial Letter to Actor Monty Woolley
Secretarial letter on behalf of the Scottish novelist and creator of Peter Pan to actor Monty Woolley. August 9, 1927. 2 pp., handwritten, on letterhead of the Stanway hotel, Cheltenham. Text, in full: "Dear Sir, Sir James Barrie directs me to thank you very much for your letter and expresses his great regret at the impossibility of his being able to leave England. He much appreciates the honor of the invitation and is so sorry not to be able to come to Boston. He is also very sorry not to be able to have the pleasure of meeting you, but he has left London for some time. Yours faithfully, C. Greene (for Sir James Barrie)." Toning and some light soiling; overall fine. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.5 x 17.8 cm).
Monty Woolley was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor who achieved a measure of stardom for his role in the stage play and 1942 film The Man Who Came to Dinner. A graduate of Yale University, he was a close friend of Cole Porter.
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