MAX BEERBOHM (1872-1956)
Two a.l.s. by Beerbohm, together 3pp., to Richard Addinsell, dated 41 Tavistock Square, W.C.1, November 16th and 21st 1935, refering to the latter's music for "The Happy Hypocrite," and mentioning Clemence Dane: "My plans have been so uncertain that I have not been able to suggest safely a date for the delightful prospect of hearing you play ... I do so keenly look forward to the occasion;" together with a letter by Florence Beerbohm and a carbon copy of a letter by Max Beerbohm to Clemence Dane.

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Richard Addinsell (Composer b. 1904), wrote music for many plays and also "The Warsaw Concerto" for the famous film "Dangerous Moonlight" -- Beerbohm's "The Happy Hypocrite" (1897) was first produced by Mrs. Patrick Campbell in 1900, and revived by Clemence Dane in 1936, in a brilliant production by Ivor Novello.

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