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Alan Pitt Robbins, news editor of The Times. ] Signed Copy of Typed Letter to the theatre impresario Prince Littler, regarding the possibility of a charity performance of 'My Fair Lady', and the Festival Dinner of the Newspaper Press Fund.

Alan Pitt Robbins (1888-1967), news editor of The Times, 1909-1953; secretary of the Press Council, 1954-1960 [ Prince Frank Littler [ born Prince Frank Richeux ] (1903-1985), theatre impressario ]

Editorial: On letterhead of the Newspaper Press Fund Bouverie House Fleet Street London. 21 October, 1957
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2pp., 4to. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The letter begins with a reference to W. Macqueen-Pope, 'who has been a close friend of mine in the worlds of journalism and the theatre for more years than either of us may wish to remember - at least forty'. Having applied unsuccessfully for seats at the premiere of 'My Fair Lady' he suggests a 'special performance' for 'those members of the journalistic profession who fall by the wayside'. Having received 'the remarkable sum of £15,000' from the first performance of the film 'Around the World in Eighty Days' he thinks a 'special performance' or a 'midnight matinee'. He ends by inviting Littler to the Festival Dinner, at which 'the Prime Minister has already promised to be our principal speaker'. Autograph footnote, with initials. N° de ref. de la librería 17428

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Título: Alan Pitt Robbins, news editor of The Times....

Editorial: On letterhead of the Newspaper Press Fund Bouverie House Fleet Street London. 21 October

Año de publicación: 1957

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