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WAIT UNTIL DARK, 1967/TERENCE YOUNG
WAIT UNTIL DARK, 1967/TERENCE YOUNG
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WAIT UNTIL DARK, 1967/TERENCE YOUNG

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WAIT UNTIL DARK, 1967/TERENCE YOUNG An autograph letter, signed, from Terence Young to Audrey Hepburn on Terence Young, Pinewood Studios headed stationery [n.d. but circa 1967], the letter in black ballpoint pen on both sides of one sheet, thanking Audrey for her performance in Wait Until Dark, reading Dearest Audrey, A small and inadequate way to say thank you to someone who was responsible for the happiest film of my life - I can only say that I don't truly know whom to appreciate the more - A.H. the actress or A.F. the human being - but they both are truly remarkable and a hell of a lot of fun, signed With love o love, Terence, with a postscript dating the letter to the last day of shooting (I don't know the date!) 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)
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Director Terence Young, well known for having directed the first three James Bond films, found out during filming of Wait Until Dark that Audrey had been in Arnhem during the war. As a tank commander for the British Army, he had been heavily involved in the shelling that devastated the city. According to Sean Hepburn Ferrer in An Elegant Spirit, the Arnhem link developed into a lifelong friendship as well as the source of many jokes: "If I had aimed slightly to the left," Young would say, "I'd be out of a job right now."

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