May 04, 2017 - Sale 2446

Sale 2446 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
"MY BLUE ALPACA DINNER JACKET IS THE SMARTEST THING EVER SEEN ON LAND OR SEA" COWARD, NOËL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Nöel," to "Darling Marlene," thanking for the present of a blue alpaca suit, announcing plans to visit Southern France with Binkie [Hugh Beaumont] to discuss his new play [Relative Values?], and sending his love. 2 pages, 8vo, personal stationery, written on recto and verso of a single sheet; horizontal folds. [London], 13 July 1951

Additional Details

"I do not know where you are so I am sending this care of Maria to be forwarded.
". . . [M]y blue Alpaca dinner jacket suit is the smartest thing ever seen on land or sea & is one of the loveliest presents I have ever had--and you are a darling duck.
"Life over here has been highly social but I am putting a stop to all that & am going off to the South of France to stay with Binkie & discuss my new play & various business things. . . ."
Property of the family of Marlene Dietrich.