What We Wore | A history of fashion from 1720 to 1982
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COPY OF A LETTER FROM CLARENCE HOUSE
March 28th, 1957.
Dear Mrs Langley Moore,
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother bids me write and tell you how very much she enjoyed seeing the films of the Museum of Costume yesterday afternoon. Her Majesty thought them quite excellent and most interesting, and the commentary delightful. Queen Elizabeth hopes that they will be much appreciated when they are shown to the public, though it is sad to know that at first they will be in black and white, and so will lose a little without the colour of the dresses and the house and gardens.
The films must represent a great deal of hard work on your part, and Queen Elizabeth hopes you are as pleased with them as the audience obviously were.
(Signed) Olivia Mulholland
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Document Type | Letter
28 March 1957
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