and I mention him only because he's the spectacularly successful man in the field right now, and all the other agencies and networks are trying to hire him away from Wm Morris. He'd be expensive, and he'd come to us only because we could give him a good deal of freedom and a firm name that he'd be proud of. But I think he'd be worth the investment.
It may be that Roger doesn't want to dip into television. It certainly would be a commercial venture pure and simple--but it looks to me to be something that we could do which would assure us a steady and certain return. And that's something the theatre no longer offers anybody. My best to you and Betty.
710 North Palm Drive Beverly Hills, California February 13, 1952
Dear Elmer: 1
This is certainly a thorny subject. Let me begin with a small point. You say that several of the Authors' League Council expressed "shocked surprise" that I should defend "blacklisting." You were present at that meeting and you know that what I said was that of all the television sponsors I knew the Celanese Theatre made the least use of Red Channels and was most inclined to be tolerant of actors who had been smeared as reds without deserving it. I can see that this