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    First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson Typed Letter Signed. One page, 6.25" x 9.5"; Washington, D.C.; November 25, 1943. A letter to film producer Darryl F. Zanuck regarding final approval of the content of the film, "Wilson", a biopic of the life of President Woodrow Wilson. In part: "This expression, - 'then select one', &c. implies that you take my approval for granted without submitting your 'selection' to me. Although I may misinterpret your meaning I owe it to frankness to repeat I cannot approve any 'selection' sight unseen. So to date the Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corporation has not authorization to portray 'Edith' on the screen until this final hurdle is crossed..."

    The film was released in 1944 to great critical acclaim, but was a failure at the box-office. The film was a personally overseen by Zanuck, who was a great admirer of Wilson; and its financial failure was a personal blow to the producer. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.

    Condition: Single horizontal fold, with filing punch holes at top. Two mounting remnants at top on verso.


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