LEE, HARPER. BORN 1926.

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Lot 83
LEE, HARPER. BORN 1926.

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LEE, HARPER. BORN 1926.
Typed Letter Signed ("Harper Lee"), 1 p, 4to, Monroeville, AL, February 5, 1961, to Harriet Parsons, regarding the film rights to her novel, with carbon of Parsons' letter to Lee.

Harriet Parsons, the daughter of Louella Parsons, was one of only three women working as producers within the studio system between 1943 and 1955. She produced such film classics as I Remember Mama, Clash by Night, and The Enchanted Cottage. In late 1960 she wrote Harper Lee, expressing admiration for her novel and inquiring about the film rights. Lee responds: "I did not receive your letter until today. It was forwarded by Lippincott to New York, and thence to Alabama, where I've been for the past two months. By now, you no doubt know that Alan Pakula has bought Mockingbird, and plans, I think, to start shooting in the fall ... Thank you for your kind words about the novel. I regret exceedingly that I did not receive your letter sooner, but I think Alan had his hooks on the property anyway!"
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