Ffeil / File GA/1 - Letters to Siân Phillips from Peter O'Toole

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Letters to Siân Phillips from Peter O'Toole


  • [1969]x[1979] (Creation)

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Three letters (one no more than a note), all undated, and two telegrams, only one of which is dated, to Sián Phillips from her second husband, stage and screen actor Peter O'Toole (one telegram and one letter annotated in Siân Phillips' hand); telegram dated 1969, signed 'Pete', assumed to be from Peter O'Toole; untitled sonnet [?1975/6], written by Peter O'Toole for Siân Phillips (copy of sonnet also enclosed with one of the letters) and sonnet titled 'The Harp of Wales' written by Tennessee Williams for Siân Phillips and signed 'TW (for Sian [sic] from Tennessee)'; and somewhat chaotic manuscript and typescript notes written by Peter O'Toole, one of which appears to be a suicide note (annotations in Siân Phillips' hand note 'O'T. DRUNK' on one folio and a comment on their eventual separation on another). Together with postcard, postmark 1977, from Peter O'Toole to his younger daughter, Patricia.

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Most items undated.

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  • English

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For Tennessee Williams, see under Stage productions and under Correspondence from friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

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  • Text: GA/1 (Box 31)