[ Frank Pettingell, English film actor. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Frank Pettingell') to 'Mr Capur', witha movie still of Pettingell in the Gainsborough Production 'Take My Tip' .

Frank Pettingell [ Frank Edmund George Pettingell ] (1891-1966), English film actor [ Gainsborough Productions ]
Publication details: 
Letter on letterhead of Highfield Lodge, Wise Lane, Mill Hill, N.W.7. [ London ] 26 August 1945. Movie still: Renown Pictures Corporation Limited, Gainsborough Production [ 1937 ].
SKU: 17995

ONE: Letter. 2pp., 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged. He apologises for the delay in returning 'Purple Dust', explaining that he has only recently learnt 'definitely that the film will claim me until the end of October'. He asks Capur or his secretary 'to call in any time at the Theatrical bookshop in your court - I cannot remember the name of the shop - nor its proprietor except that his first name is Barry. [ i.e. Barry Duncan of St Martin's Court, London ] (The shop is between your office door and Wyndham's side wall).' He asks for Duncan to be informed that Pettingell 'saw a poster of a Peter Daubeny presentation (I fancy it is "The Lady from Edinburgh"), for which the decor was done by Gladys Calthrop'. TWO: Black and white 20 x 25 cm film still of Pettingell and Jack Hulbert clowning with the waiter in a restaurant. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Caption at foot: 'Jack Hulbert & Cicely Courtneidge in Renown Pictures Corpn. Ltd. presents "Take My Tip" A Gainsborough Production | U'.