141 Downes Avenue Stamford, Connecticut October 7, 1957
Dear Miss Bailey--
I want to thank you for devoting so much clearheaded thinking to my plays. At the moment they hardly seem worth it--but I was always too bored with rehearsals and too busy writing the next one to look back at the jangle of writing I've left behind me, so perhaps I'm not a good judge. I hope not.
Anyway I'm grateful.
Only now that it's done you'd better go on to someone who's in fashion. Time, as you know, has a wallet at his back wherein he puts alms for oblivion. 2
As for me, I'm putting on a new play this season if we can find a cast. It's an adaptation of "The Day the Money Stopped."3 One way to make a living.
Sincerely Maxwell Anderson
141 Downes Avenue Stamford, Connecticut August 13, 1958
Dear Paul-- 1
That was a pleasant note to get, one that should help me go ahead with this bit of work I'm trying to do at the moment. Rewriting a play as usual, looking toward production. 2 It was especially good to hear