Ref NoBTC67/2
DescriptionSeries containing largely professional correspondence belonging to husband and wife actors Ruth Dunning and Jack Allen. Many of the letters are from fellow actors in response to previous well wishes on opening nights or in praise of performances. It includes letters from Gracie Fields, Hugh Beaumont, Leslie Henson, Sandy Wilson, Edna Best, Brian Blessed, Sidney Field, Cyril Raymond and Ballard Barclay. Some of the more substantial letters refer to Dunning's early career, including conversations concerning her West End debut as Sally in Love on the Dole at the Garrick Theatre (1934). There is an item in this series that consists of a letter and programme sent to Jack Allen by Valerie White in 1946 relating to the play Freida.
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