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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/I/2/231
TitleDel Giudice, Filippo
Extent17 items
Date1940-1945
DescriptionCorrespondence from Filippo Del Guidice (sic), sometimes signed 'Del' [Filippo Del Giudice, born 1892 and died 1963, Italian born film producer].

Two copies of the following items:

1/ Transcript of a memorandum from the Directors of 'Two Cities Film Ltd', dated 26th May 1942. Memorandum requests the release of Dr Pietro Del Guidice from internment on medical grounds and the Directors guarantee to give him a job. (2 copies)

2/ Transcript of a letter from Filippo Del Guidice of 45 Bedford Court Mansions, Bedford Avenue, London, W.C.1., dated 18th July 1942. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. He is concerned about his brothers detention and thanks Noel for helping to secure his brother's release. (2 copies)

3/ Transcript of a letter from Filippo Del Guidice of Sheepcote, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe, Bucks, dated 23rd July 1947. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. Makes a fervent request to work on Noel's latest work under his newly formed company, 'Pilgrim Pictures'. He would like to see Noel to talk it over. (2 copies)

4/ Transcript of a letter from Coward to Guidice, dated 24th July 1947. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Del'. He is unable to promise anything with regards to the picture rights of his new play but will consider the offer Del has made to him. (2 copies)

5/ Transcript of a letter from letter from E. Griffith of 14 Three Kings Yeard, Davies Street, London, W.1., dated 15th February 1945. Letter is addressed to The Private Secretary to Noël Coward. Writes on behalf of the Ambassador and acknowledges receipt of the letter sent on the 13th along with Noel's statement concerning misundertsandings which have arisen in connection with the presentation of his plays in Italy, the statement will be forwarded to Rome. (2 copies)

6/ Transcript of a letter from Filippo Del Guidice, dated 13th February 1945. Letter is addressed to 'Dear Count Carandini'. Sends a statement from Noel Coward that he would like released to the Italian Press. (2 copies)

7/ Transcript of a letter from Count Carandini, Italian Representative to Coward of Count Carandini, dated 5th February 1945. Letter is addressed to 'Dear Mr Coward. He is grateful for Noel's statement denying that he has opposed the production of his plays in Italy. He would like to send Noel's statement to the Italian Press. Proposed press statement attached for Noel's perusal. (2 copies)

8/ Transcript of a letter from Coward to Guidice, dated 1st February 1945. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Del'. He is horrified to hear that he was alleged to have made a foolish and undiplomatic statement about his plays not being done in Italy. He provides details about how the misundertsanding may have come about. He would like Guidice to show the letter to the Ambassador. (2 copies)

9/ Transcript of a letter from Filippo Del Guidice of The Barn, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, dated 8th July 1958. Letter is addressed to 'My dear Noel'. He has been raising finance to produce 'Macbeth' both in Britain and America. Requests Noel's assistance.
NotesFormer reference: Section I Personal Correspondence of Noël Coward, Box 2
Access StatusOpen

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