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Gielgud, John, 1904-2000



  • Existence: April 14, 1904 - May 21, 2000


John Gielgud (1904-2000), English actor and theatre director.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1012
Abstract: The collection consists chiefly of correspondence to the piano duo Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale. Correspondence, dating from the mid 1950s to the end of their professional career in the early-mid 1980s, includes large files for Fizdale's family and their mutual friend Harold Talbott, as well as small files for writers, artists and performers, cultural figures and philanthropists, and others. Correspondents include: Brooke Astor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Elizabeth Bishop, Eleanor Clark, Alice...
Dates: 1954-1991

J. Anthony Denney draft letter to John Gielgud, 1935 July 10

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 13
Call Number: MSS 54
Scope and Contents:

Denney thanks Gielgud for his offer of a "Special Prize" and assures him that "the Committee undertakes to see that sufficient entries are made by this years students," though they will notify him if the number is too small.

Dates: 1935 July 10

John Gielgud letter to Frank B. Mason, 1934? July 10

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 23
Call Number: MSS 54
Scope and Contents:

Gielgud says he would be happy to offer a prize for "Theatrical Design,", but says "it is impossible for me to promise to judge, as I have no idea what work I shall be doing in the autumn" though "I shall, hope, however, to be able to see the designs this time, if I am in London and not working day and night!" Written below, in another hand, is "Good man, this Gielgud!"

Dates: 1934? July 10

John Gielgud letter to Frank B. Mason, 1934 July 13

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 24
Call Number: MSS 54
Scope and Contents:

Gielgud encloses a check for the prize amount and says he would like to attend and give the prize, if he is able. Written below, in a different hand, "judged by Mrs. Gabrielle Enthoven."

Dates: 1934 July 13

Letter : London, to G. Bailey, Shaftesbury, England, 1949 May 21

 Part of Collection — Box 8: [Barcode: 39002137224847], Folder: GROUP 166, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

TLS thanking Bailey for his letter regarding Gielgud's current production.

Removed from The Lady's Not for Burning, a Comedy by Christopher Fry (London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1949).

Dates: 1949 May 21

Letter : London, to Lady Cynthia Asquith, [1941] Jan

 Part of Collection — Box 8: [Barcode: 39002137224847], Folder: GROUP 166, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS regarding his production of Dear Brutus by J. M. Barrie.

Dates: [1941] Jan

Myers family papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 27

The papers contain correspondence with family, friends, and acquaintances, plus a variety of personal papers, including obituaries, letters of sympathy, diaries, and scrapbooks documenting the lives of Richard E. and Alice Lee Myers and their children. Prominent correspondents include Stephen Vincent Benét, Nadia Boulanger, Grace Flandrau, John Gielgud, Charlotte Kett, Archibald MacLeish, and Gerald Murphy.

Dates: 1908-1986

The Frederick and Rose Plaut Papers

Call Number: MSS 52

The Frederick and Rose Plaut Papers consist mainly of photographs taken by the German-American recording engineer and photographer Frederick Plaut (1907-1985). Correspondence and other papers relating to Plaut and his wife are also included.

Dates: 1907-1986 (inclusive)

Royal College of Art Sketch Club Collection

Call Number: MSS 54
Abstract: The collection includes the correspondence of and with various secretaries of the Royal College of Art (RCA) Students’ Group, or Sketch Club, and contains 79 letters and postcards and 11 draft letters, written between 1934 and 1937. The materials focus primarily on the group’s annual exhibition, and discuss the facilities, invite prominent figures, and solicit donations and judges for special prizes. The letters’ authors include, in addition to the groups’ secretaries, several notable...
Dates: 1934-1937

S. Holmes (secretary to John Gielgud) letter to unidentified recipient (probably Margaret Kaye), 1936 November 12

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 25
Call Number: MSS 54
Scope and Contents:

Holmes explains that Gielgud cannot make it to the exhibition to judge, but that the Committee might contact Gabrielle Enthoven instead.

Dates: 1936 November 12