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.
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,
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).
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.
British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).
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.
Storm Operation, the play that resulted from Anderson's trip to North Africa,
was not produced in London.
Anderson's physician in New York.
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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Book title: Dramatist in America:Letters of Maxwell Anderson, 1912-1958.
Contributors: Laurence G. Avery - Editor, Maxwell Anderson - Author.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press.
Place of publication: Chapel Hill, NC.
Publication year: 1977.
Page number: 165.
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