about the survivor picture. He has told Gabby that he would need you to work on the script with me, and that if I will stay and do the story for them he will arrange about your passage. I haven't been able to talk it over with him myself, so I can't get it clear about whether or not Hesper could come. Rank says that he wouldn't insist that I write that picture immediately, and that if I want to go to North Africa first he'll be happy to get the script later--but he wants to sign a contract with me now.
All this has led to infinite complications in seeing people and trying to learn things and straighten out unexpected difficulties. One runs into jealousies and army procedure and prejudices that drive him mad--but I guess things are getting into some kind of order. Brewster Morgan is in charge of army liaison here--with O.W.I.--and he's doing what he can to smooth my way to Africa. I still feel that that trip is imperative if I'm to get the background for another play--the play I want--though there are plays and play materials everywhere.
Had lunch yesterday with Shaw's secretary, Miss Patch--and there's a character. She's been with him only 22 years. 4
Oh, darling--it may actually come about--that you get here-- and we learn about England together. I'm doing my best to bring it about. I only hope you're not sorry. I love you, darling,
I have written a new scene for St. Mark, to put in place of present dream scenes. 5 And a new speech for The Wingless Victory. I have taken a little studio place to write in and which is a more or less permanent address--it's 34 South Molton St., London, W 1