Lot 1009: David O. Selznick

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RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:02:18

Lot 1009: TLS signed "David," five pages, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, May 28, 1958. Fantastic letter to director Billy Wilder. In part: "I am terribly afraid lest Jennifer's fervent desire, and what I had understood was your desire, to make the Zweig story with her—and to make it after you had finished the Hepburn picture and the diamond story at the latest (unless, unexpectedly, it became possible to do it earlier)—is getting all snarled up, in consequence of mysterious goings-on which frankly I don't understand…The principal reason why it has not been picked up sooner by others is obvious: the subject matter is of a sort that would have made it taboo until the recent easing, from a practical standpoint, of regulations on adult subjects…Hence my nervousness that the property could get away from us while we were going through these elaborate maneuvers and delays." Dampstaining to right edge, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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