A Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor archive of letters, documents, blueprints and photographs acquired during their time spent at Casa Kimberly, 1960s-1970s
Lot 4069
A Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor archive of letters, documents, blueprints and photographs acquired during their time spent at Casa Kimberly, 1960s-1970s
Sold for US$ 1,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
A Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor archive of letters, documents, blueprints and photographs acquired during their time spent at Casa Kimberly, 1960s-1970s
Approximately 780 pages of correspondence, including letters and documents pertaining to the busy lives of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor; most of these are written to the couple by business associates. Many of them concern the production Under the Milk Wood, The Staircase and Villain, other portions of the archive concern the contributions made by the Burtons to the Oxford Playhouse University Theatre to add an expansion to be named after Burton and include blueprints, while others outline which permits Elizabeth's son and Richard's children would need in order to live in Switzerland.
One copy of a typed letter by Burton (unsigned) to John Valva humorously questions whether or not Elizabeth was having an affair with Sammy Davis, Jr. and the only autograph letter signed by Elizabeth is entirely in pencil to her housekeeper concerning her salary: "We must go through Ray M. and Jim Benton ... we can't do anything money-wise without their knowledge - ie: sending of checks ect. Love, Mrs. B."
Various sizes
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