#1100: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, March 13 [1932]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ FG See Ex. Com
3/15/32
Dear Mr. Greenslet1;

If you can get3 a very high price for the film rights of "The Song of the Lark"4 I'll consent to the sale. But I wish you would send me a letter5, signed by several members of the firm, assuring me that you will never asking ask me to consider a film proposition for "Antonia"6. I would like to feel entirely safe where that book is concerned. You can do this for me, can't you?

I don't for a minute believe that a film production would do more than give the sale of the book a temporary punch. The production7 of "A Lost Lady"8 brought in hundreds of letters from illiterate and sloppy people, which gave me a low opinion of "movie" audiences.

I notice that you are advertising the new edition very handsomely, and I hope it will bring you in good returns. Please let me know if you are in New York2 before the end of April, as I expect to be here until then.

Faithfully yours Willa Cather