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SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, INC.

NEW YORK CITY

INTER-OFFICE COMMUNICATION

TO: Mr. Selznick

DATE: November 6, 1937

Attention of Miss Rabwin

FROM: Anton Bundsmann

SUBJECT: PEOPLE MR. CUKOR HAS SEEN

The youngest talent in the theatre sent in by our leading theatrical agents: Out of
one hundred and fifty of these people that Mr. Cukor saw, seventy-five of them were
picked to have readings. Mr. Cukor is hearing the best of these Thursday and Friday
of next week. We heard all of the one hundred and fifty, and selected the very best for
Mr. Cukor. The agents who sent us people were:

Lyons Office
Leland Hayward Office
Louis Shurr Office
William Morris Office
Leah Salisbury Office
William Liebling Office
Briscoe & Goldsmith Office
Jane Broder Office
Brandt & Brandt Office

The Radio Stations that we contacted were:

W.O.R.
W.E.A.F.
W.A.B.C.
W.J.Z.
W.I.N.S.
W.H.N.
W.N.Y.C.
W.N.E.W.

Mr. Cukor saw the best of this group. Most of them, unfortunately, were pictorially un-
suited for picture work.

Miss Madalyn O'Shea from the Federal Theatre has brought in fifty of the best players of
that group. We have heard them read, and there are six we feel Mr. Cukor should defi-
nitely hear.

The people who Mr. Cukor has rehearsed for the entire week, and whose tests we are making
Tuesday and Wednesday, are:

Lenore Ulric Belle Watling
Katharine Locke Melanie
Halie Stoddard Scarlett
Diane Forrest Scarlett
Eve March Melanie
Cissie Loftus Aunt Pitty Pat
Josephine Hull Aunt Pitty Pat

Miss Gladys Hanson has been teaching these people southern dialect for the past three days.


SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, INC.

NEW YORK CITY

INTER-OFFICE COMMUNICATION

TO: Mr. Selznick

DATE: November 6, 1937

FROM:Anton Bundsmann

SUBJECT: Page 2

We made silent close-ups Saturday morning with Rudolph Mate as camera man, which
Mr. Cukor will see at 2 o'clock Monday. This entire group came from the theatrical agents
mentioned above.

Thursday of next week Mr. Cukor is seeing all of John Powers' models.

I rehearsed Edith Marriner, who is a J. Walter Thornton model, for the past week. Mr.
Cukor heard her yesterday afternoon. Next week she will be rehearsed by Mr. Cukor who
told me he felt that she had definite possibilities.

Mr. Cukor saw Miss Helen Claire of "Roses and Drums" fame, and wants to hear her read
next Thursday. He felt she might be a possibility for Melanie.

Mr. Cukor heard Jane Gilbert, Margaret Lindsey's sister, read and felt that she was
not right for "Gone With The Wind."

Peggy Stevenson read for Mr. Cukor, and he wants her to read something modern.

Edith Marrener (Susan Hayward)
Edith Marriner, mentioned on the second page,
later changed her name to Susan Hayward.