Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 21 June 1943

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Description: 
Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
21 June 1943
Place: RCAF Headquarters, London
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001572-4
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Meanwhile I have seen and heard good things. The enclosed programme was a tonic to me. It was wonderful. -- I returned to London expecting to see one of Noel Coward's new plays. He has just opened two -- I enquired for seats. Sold out for the entire season -- Went round one evening on the chance and picked up the one ticket -- turned back and so saw "Present Laughter". I wanted to see him act. I met him at the Arts and Letters Club a couple of years ago. Well the play was the usual successful Noel Coward froth and good entertainment but I was completely disappointed in his ability as an actor. He was quite weak. Has a very quiet (small voice) and speaks like an express train, and bounces about.
The play was about himself -- The successful actor whom everyone admires and falls in love with from which I gathered that he was really an egotistical exhibitionist who is in love with himself. So much for success!
Don't miss the movie 'Colonel Blimp' Good entertainment -- and propaganda.