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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/I/2/189
TitleCollier, Constance
Extent41 items
Date[mid-20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence from Constance Collier [born 1878 and died 1955, English actress].

1/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, York Street Baker Street, undated. Letter is addressed to 'Dear Noel'. Expresses her wish to begin rehearsals if it isn't too early for Noel.

2/ Transcript of a letter from Noel Coward to Constance Collier, undated [1938]. Letter is addressed to 'Constance darling'. He is disappointed that she didn't arrive. He is working hard rehearsing "Operette".

3/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier, undated. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Has been trying to ring him. She asks when will she see him.

4/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, York Street Baker Street, undated. Letter is addressed to 'Dear Noel'. Is very upset to hear that Noel no longer wants her to have a part in his play.

5/ Transcript of a letter from Noel Coward to Constance Collier of 111 Ebury Street, undated. Letter is addressed to 'Dear Constance'. Apologises for upsetting her and explains that letting her go was a matter of business and nothing personal.

6/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, York Street Baker Street. Letter is addressed to 'Dear Noel'. She is still upset with Noel for letting her go. She feels humiliated and would like him to come and see her to explain what is going on behind the scenes.

7/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, York Street Baker Street. Letter is addressed to 'Dr. Noel'. A long letter in which she says she was comforted by their little talk. She dreads the way 'Tony Princep' and 'Dennis Eddie' will talk. She would have prefered it if Noel had only told her when he first started having doubts.

8/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 85 Paris Plage, Chalet du Bois, Le Touqet - Paris Plage, dated Tuesday. Letter is addressed to 'Noelie darling'. A brief letter wishing Noel and ‘Gladys’ triumph.

9/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, dated 27th August. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. She has heard that the revue did well in London. She asks if Noel would be interested in going on tour with ‘Hay Fever’ prior to it coming to London.

10/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier, undated. Letter is addressed to 'Darling'. Requests Noel to read something for her.

11/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Royalton Hotel, West 44th Street, undated. Letter is addressed to 'Dear Noel'. Asks Noel to come over to see her urgently.

12/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Hotel Algonquin, New York, dated 16th April 1929. Letter is addressed to 'Noel Darling'. She is going to the coast to supervise and coach Mary Pickford's and Douglas Fairbank's new picture the 'Taming of the Shrew'.

13/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, York Street Baker Street, dated 12th May. Letter is addressed to 'Noel darling'. She has heard that he has bought 'Sarah Garnett'. She asks Noel to consider her for the role.

14/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, dated 11th December. Letter is addressed to 'Noel darling'. Thanks Noel for his sweet note to her. Remarks about her role in 'Anna Karenina'. She has spent time with 'Charlie Chaplin' whilst in California.

15/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 715 North Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, dated 2nd May. Letter is addressed to 'Noel darling'. She has read Noel's book and she loves it. She requests more copies the book from him. Remarks on the coronation due to take place.

16/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 38 West 59th Strt, dated 9th November. Letter is addressed to 'Darling'. Asks when Noel will be coming as she is longing to see him.

17/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, Baker Street, London, dated 29th April 1934. Letter is addressed to 'My dearest Noel'. A long letter about business and finance matters related to a particular play.

18/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Sheraton Hotel, Boston, Mass, dated 8th June. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Jack'. Asks him to speak to Noel about finding a new cast member for 'Hay Fever'. She would prefer if 'Bobbie' was not casted in it.

19/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier, undated, Letter is addressed to 'Noel darling'. She has started writing again and ask if Noel would like to read the first scene which she can send to him.

20/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 38 West 59th Strt, dated 4th October. Letter is addressed to ''Darling'. Writes about an unamed play she is performing in currently in the Broadway.

21/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Ambassador Hotel, Chicago, dated 21st August. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. She is looking forward to returning and playing 'Judith' in Noel's play.

22/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Ambassador Hotel, Chicago, dated 7th August. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. She is homesick and will be sailing on the 15th or the 20th of September. Talks about a Fair taking place in Chicago that she will be attending. (2 copies)

23/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, York Street Baker Street, dated 16th July. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Asks if Noel could send a telegram to 'Dorris Keane's' daughter who is making her first appearance at the Dramatic School of Art, to play 'Judith' in 'Hay Fever'.

24/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, dated 20th July. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. She is upset about an article about her in the press. She will not attend the Garden Party being hosted by Lord Cromer.

25/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Chicago, undated. Letter is addressed to 'Noel darling'. She is going to Paris and will meet 'Gertie' there.

26/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Casino Theatre, Newport, dated 20th August. Letter is addressed to 'Darling'. 'Hay Fever' is doing better than ever in the theatre. She wants Noel to see if it can be put on again in New York.

27/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, dated Monday 9th. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Wishes Noel would have her for one of his Revues in England.

28/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Newport, dated Tuesday 18th. Letter is addressed to 'Darling'. She is going to the theatre for the opening night. Praises the company.

29/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier, dated 20th August. Letter is addressed to 'Darling'. She is writing in confidence to tell him that she does not like the part she is playing in ‘Edna Ferber’s’ play. She believes it will not be successful. She wants him to read it to see what he thinks.

30/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Ambassador Hotel, Chicago, dated 10th October. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Recommends ‘Doug Fairbanks’ to play ‘Simon’ in ‘Hay Fever’.

31/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, York Street Baker Street, dated 26th August. Letter is addressed to 'Noel darling'. A letter on business matters.

32/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 38 West 59, New York, dated 19th April. Letter is addressed to 'Noel darling'. Tells Noel she is grateful to have him to talk to and for the protection he has offered her during a difficult time.

33/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Fort Shelby Hotel, Detroit, dated 18th May. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Jack'. Complains about not receiving her salary from her manager.

34/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Fort Shelby Hotel, Detroit, dated 20th May. Letter is addressed to 'Noel Darling'. Send Noel notices for him to read about himself. Tells him that her eye post surgery is a little better.

35/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, York Street Baker Street, dated 7th July. Letter is addressed to 'Dearest Noel'. Asks him to pass on her thanks to Mrs Coward. She has lost sight in one of her eyes post surgery.

36/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 2 York House, York Street Baker Street, dated 28th July. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. She is delighted to learn that he is pleased with her in 'Hay Fever'. She will work hard and try to make it a success.

37/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of 38 West 59, New York, dated 8th September 1931. Letter is addressed to 'Noel darling'. She is excited about the play. She is aware that he cannot come over and direct it himself and suggests 'Ray' should do it.

38/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier of Algonquin Hotel, 44th Street, New York, dated 24th August 1931. Letter is addressed to 'Noel darling'. The play went wonderfully. Praises the company for giving a brilliant performance. Asks Noel to send her a cable as she is anxious to hear his views.

39/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier dated 17th June. Letter is addressed to 'Darling Noel'. Asks him to write a play for 'Kate' who she says admires Noel's writing. She requests that he keep this a secret.

40/ Transcript of a letter from Constance Collier, undated. Addressed to 'My own darling Noelie'. She had a wonderful day with him and others when they recently met.
NotesFormer reference: Section I Personal Correspondence of Noël Coward, Box 1
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