Makes use of fundamental files from the annals of artwork in Cinema, certainly one of this country's so much influential movie societies, to bare an important measurement of the heritage of yankee self sustaining cinema.
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This should stimulate an added degree of interest. The Museum of Modern Art Film Library will let us have all the appropriate stills from their ﬁles, Fischinger and the Whitneys have very interesting material of this sort, and I think it will be a good thing. So we will welcome any of yours you could send. Since the series starts the 27th of Sept. we would like these at least a week or ten days before. Yes, I saw LOT IN SODOM at the Fifth Ave. Playhouse some years ago and I agree with you. I understand Weber and Watson also made a version of FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, but it has apparently disappeared because I have never heard reference to it since.
This meant that we did not hear from you, and so went ahead selecting what was suitable from The Museum of Modern Art Film Library and elsewhere. However, you mention having available, besides the ANTHOLOGY, three other ﬁlms: GHOSTS, (I am not sure of these, I may be reading them incorrectly) the one with the Darius Milhaud score, and the other one. ) As you can see by our program, there are still places in it that are not going to make up a full evening. We could add anything available that is not of feature length to the evening of Oct.
Now for business. We do accept with great pleasure your gift of the Rothko. I like it immensely and it wears well. It is in scale with our big galleries and we can use it to advantage. I wrote him and he is pleased he tells me. Many, many thanks. I like much some of the other oils too, and I do like the watercolors, also. I wish I could arrange to buy one for us. I may yet do it. It takes time and sometimes one does not manage the ﬁrst time—but does in the end. We shall see. A selection from the group has been invited to Santa Barbara.