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#1885: On behalf of Willa Cather to [unknown recipient], [unknown date]

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CEC FORM LETTER which we used during the past two or three years on movies or dramatization of her books

Miss Cather is now in California3 and I am taking care of her correspondence during her absence. I am sorry I cannot give a favorable answer to your request. Miss Cather is absolute and unvarying in her refusal4 to allow any of her books or stories to be filmed or dramatized. She not only refuses offers from cinema producers but within the last year two of her oldest and best friends, who are both stage and screen stars, have urged her to allow them to dramatize two of her novels in order that they may play the leading role. She wrote them both personal letters, explaining clearly that had she intended these books to be dramatized she would have written them quite differently.

Very truly yours, Secretary5