[ Alix Grein, author ('Michael Orme') and actress, producer of Maude Allan's 1918 production of Oscar Wilde's 'Salome'.]

Alix Grein (born Alix Augusta Greeven), author (as 'Michael Orme'), illustrator and actress, producer of Maude Allan's notorious 1918 production of Wilde's 'Salome', wife of J. T. Grein (1862-1935)
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On letterhead of her husband J. T. Grein, 24 Launceston Place, Kensington. 21 December [no year].
SKU: 20803

For information on the Greins, see Van Gorcum, 'J. T. Grein, Ambassador of the Theatre, 1862-1935' (1963). 2pp., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of glue-staining at head from mount. A phone number ('4853') written at the head in blue pencil. The subject of the letter is unclear, although a reference to hospital work suggests its having been written during the Great War. 'Vaughan' may be the actor and dramatist William Russell Vaughan (1869-1925). 'Dear Mr. Gilmore | Please forgive delay in returning the enclosed receipt – I've been so rushed with work at the Hospital this week. | I have heard from Vaughan, who says Curzon cannot bind himself at present, but may say something more definitely within 2 or 3 weeks. | So for the present we may as well leave it with Miss Hoey. | With all good wishes for Xmas & the New Year from | Alix Grein'.