Typed Letter Signed "Doug" to an editor at 20th-Century Fox

FAIRBANKS, Douglas, Jr. (1909 - 2000)

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Place Published: Pacific Palisades
Date Published: 1947

Description: 2 pages on personal stationery, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, Pacific Palisades, California, October 16, 1947. In this letter, Fairbanks explains his reasons for not getting in touch before finishing the editing for a film, in part: "I understand you are going to run 'The Exile' Sunday night...The trade press, as you probably noticed, were surprisingly kind to me and, as I followed your advice implicitly, I can only assume that you bribed them or otherwise spoke in my behalf. Between ourselves, I like the picture...I will say, however, that I don't think it has the makings of a smash success...Some time ago, you were kind enough to suggest that you would look at the picture in its rough stage and advise me on cutting. I was very anxious to do this, and when the other night, at Connie's, you made a vague reference to it, I was very embarrassed...as you didn't repeat your proposal to look at it unedited, I was shy of reminding you...Perhaps, also, I may take a rain check on it so that when I get 'The O'Flynn' finished, I can drag it over to you..." Natural folds; very good condition.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 247942

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Howdy and Happy Fourth of July. Just want to let you know that the Dick Grace book came. A nice copy, as promised. Grace was quite a fellow: the only person I ever heard of who crashed planes for a living and died of old age. I was in The Argosy once, years ago, 1997 or so. Hope to get in again one of these days, but NYC is a long way from here. Thanks again for helping me out with this. Best - Bob H.
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