A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Langston HughesApr. 15, 1941Beinecke 

Appreciated his gracious letter and is glad characters in Sapphira and the Slave girl seemed real to him. All the colored people in the book were people she knew in Virginia or elsewhere.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1535]

To Hugh King [agent(?) with Playmarket, Hollywood, California] [1941] transcription, not original. ; UNL-Rosowski Cather 

Appreciates kind request, but will not allow her books to be dramatized or filmed. Likes going to movies, but prefers to stick to the written word and a more discriminating audience of readers.