September 23, 1936
Miss Louella O. Parsons
Motion Picture Department
Universal Service, Inc.
321 Los Angeles Railway Building
Los Angeles, California
Thank you for your letter with enclosures from fans
of GONE WITH THE WIND. I found these letters most
interesting, and would be very grateful if you would
send along any others as they arrive.
Certainly I want to be, as always, guided largely by
the public's wishes, and I can think of no better way
of learning what these wishes are than through your
column. However, if you care to, you might explain
1. With such a wide difference of opinion even among
your own readers, everybody cannot be made happy with
my final choice of cast.
2. Stars are under contract to different studios, and
however much I might like to obtain this or that player,
it is more often than not, impossible.
3. I am hopeful that there will be no condemnation in
advance of any decisions I may make, and no fears in
advance as to how faithful I may be with the story.
I refer you to my productions of DAVID COPPERFIELD,
TALE OF TWO CITIES, LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY, etc., as
to the reverence with which I treat important original
material, and the accuracy with which I attempt
If you will bear with me, and ask your readers to, I can
promise them as faithful a job as it is within my powers
and talents to achieve.