ITA/268 Sheila and Carmel Leahy: Edwards- MacLiammóir Papers

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The collection was donated by two Dublin sisters, Sheila and Carmel Leahy, who were life-long friends of Micheál MacLiammóir  (1899-1978) and Hilton Edwards (1903-1982), and fans of the Gate Theatre. Whenever possible, Sheila and Carmel Leahy went to see productions by MacLiammóir and Edwards at the Gate Theatre, Dublin and also in Paris, Rome and other countries.  The sisters corresponded regularly with MacLiammóir and Edwards, spent holidays and other occasions in their company, and received many personalized signed souvenirs of the various productions which the two actors were involved with.

The collection includes correspondence, postcards, scrapbooks, programs, newspaper cuttings, printed books and long-playing records which provide a valuable insight into personal lives and careers of MacLiammóir and Edwards. It was listed by Dublin City Archives intern Sarah Kingston.

Edwards and MacLiammoir

Photo:ITA/268/03/16: Signed photograph of Micheál Mac Liammóir and Hilton Edwards dedicated to ‘to ye both O.O.F [old, old faithful] ’, 1958 © Irish Times

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