HOWARD, SIDNEY.  1891-1939.
Lot 461
HOWARD, SIDNEY. 1891-1939.
Sold for US$ 1,342 inc. premium
Lot Details
HOWARD, SIDNEY. 1891-1939.
4 Typed Letters Signed ("Sidney"), 4 pp, 4to, Tyringham, MA, October 31, 1936 to May 8, 1939, to George Cukor and others, on personal letterhead, light creasing and toning. Together with signed card.

Sidney Howard was a successful playwright and screenwriter when David O. Selznick hired him in 1936 to tackle the screenplay for Gone With the Wind. In the first letter here, Howard writes director George Cukor to plan his visit to Los Angeles to meet with Selznick and Cukor: "My plan would be to fetch [the outline] and to work out a one line continuity there. I should like to time my visit--it is required of me three weeks after the 15th of November when the contract actually begins functioning--so that I may find you free to sit in with Dave Selznick on said continuity ... There is also a rumor that I am going to Georgia with you to look in on our mousey novelist."
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