John Gielgud
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John Gielgud an actor"s biography in pictures by Hallam Fordham

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Published by J. Lehmann in London .
Written in English



  • Great Britain,
  • England,
  • London


  • Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904- -- Portraits.,
  • Actors -- Great Britain -- Portraits.,
  • Theater -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.

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Edition Notes

Statementcompiled and described by Hallam Fordham, with personal narrative by John Gielgud.
GenrePortraits., Pictorial works.
LC ClassificationsPN2598.G45 F6
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p.
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6145678M
LC Control Number53038767

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