CHANDLER, RAYMOND. 1888-1959.
Typed Letter Signed ("Ray"), 1 p, 4to, La Jolla, California, February 21, 1948, on personal letterhead, to H.N. Swanson, toning, tiny tear at blank top margin, ink slightly smeared in a few spots.
Chandler writes to his Hollywood literary agent Harold Norlin Swanson ("Swanie") to explain his reasons for not wanting to extend to MCA the radio rights to his work. In part: "I don't know if there is anything you and I have to discuss, but if so, I am quite sure it is nothing that can be properly discussed over the telephone. I am an emotional character who can be prodded into unwary or ill-advised remarks."