Dramatist in America: Letters of Maxwell Anderson, 1912-1958

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send a hundred to Algiers. Thought that would at least give you a notion of where I might be. It was sent about 5:30 P.M. At that time it's 11:30 A.M. in New City. You should get it today, may have it by dinner time, any way. Tomorrow I'm to have breakfast with Wyler--he's to spill to me all he thinks about the air force--he's made two sweeps over Germany or France lately--and I'm to write a continuity for his picture. I'll work all afternoon--and get it done, for I'll have no more time.

Sunday

Dear--I've decided to put stamps on this and send it off air mail--and get off a shorter one before I leave Tuesday. Today I'm working all day with Wyler on his film, writing the continuity, taking notes and seeing pictures of flights. Have been with him all morning and will see a film with him in a few minutes.

I'm waiting here now for Willie to call and we'll go over to the studio together--we're looking at a lot of film of operational flights--wonderful things; I've seen some.

I love you, sweet. Thank you for dear letters I've got--and the others that haven't come yet. We'll compare notes when we get together. Kiss Hesper for me. --There's Willie's ring--Goodbye, darling--

Max

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A composite letter, the dates of its several entries being: May 18 (Tuesday); May 19, 3:20 A.M. (Wednesday); May 19, midnight; May 20, 11:45 A.M. (Thursday); May 21 (Friday); May 21, midnight; May 22, 2:30 A.M. (Saturday); May 22, 12:30 P.M.; May 22, 10:00 P.M.; May 23 (Sunday).
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Morgan ( 1907-60), before and after the war a radio and television producer with CBS, was at the time Chief of Broadcasting and Communications for the Psychological Warfare Group of the American 12th Army.
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The Eve of St. Mark.
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British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).
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Edward R. Murrow ( 1908-65) had become European director for CBS news in 1937 and during the war became famous for his daily "This is London" broadcasts, which began with the chiming of Big Ben.
6.
Storm Operation, the play that resulted from Anderson's trip to North Africa, was not produced in London.
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Anderson's physician in New York.
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Kai Jurgensen ( 1916-71), at the time a graduate student in the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of North Carolina. With Robert F. Schenkkan (b. 1917), a fellow graduate student, he had translated Peer Gynt and The Wild Duck

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