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application forms (note handwritten letters by Mr. Surtees in 1942), 1935 and 1942; correspondence, November 26, 1942, through January 28, 1977; biography, undated, 6 pages.
Note: Date of membership: June 24, 1935, and November 23, 1942, active.
handwritten letter from Michael [Sacks] relating his experiences on THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS, February 3, 1973; letter from Stanford Sherman, 1974-1975; handwritten letter from Peter Strauss, March 31, 1976; letter from Charles W. Short, May 24, 1977; copy of a letter from Mr. Hill to Robert Surtees, August 11, 1982; birth announcement for Molly Johanna Schrader (from Paul Schrader and Mary Beth Hurt), January 1, 1984; memo from Max Schulman with story notes about "Mixed Singles," undated, 5 pages.
letter from Marton to Johnny [John Schmitz] regarding the unsuccessful stampede sequence, explaining Robert Surtees's and Deborah Kerr's involvement in replacing Compton Bennett, and discussing the use of Technicolor, March 1, 1950; letter from Marton to Sam Zimbalist providing production updates, June 1, 1950; letter from Zimbalist to Bundy [Marton] regarding cancellation of Herman Hoffman's and Whitback's [sic] [Frank Whitbeck] one-reel exploitation short [JUNGLE SAFARI], June 13, 1950; typed excerpt from Zimbalist's letter of July 11, 1950, lamenting Kerr's unfortunate hairdo, undated; memo from Dory Schary to Marton imparting the contents of a telegram from Zimbalist regarding film cuts and eliminations, and suggesting another sneak preview, July 14, 1950; letter from Marton to Zimbalist disclosing how suggestions for film changes were made and who was involved, July 18, 1950; letter from Zimbalist to Marton stating his disappointment with the final cut of the film, September 26, 1950.
letter from Tim Durant, May 14, 1952; handwritten letter from Paul Dickson, June 17, 1952; letter from Robert Parrish, July 22, 1952; letter from Henwar Rodakiewicz, August 6, 1952; letter from Dick Moore, November 1952; letter from William H. Wells, December 10, 1952; congratulatory letters from Robert Benjamin, Shirley [Booth] [also mentions MEMBER OF THE WEDDING casting], and Mabel Walker Willebrandt, December 30, 1952; telegram from Carl [Forman], January 3, 1953; congratulatory telegram from Gary Cooper, January 6, 1953; letter from Jim Murray, January 16, 1953; congratulatory telegram from Joseph Mankiewicz, January 17, 1953; handwritten letter from Charles O'Malley, undated [circa February 1953]; handwritten letter from Katharine Hepburn with her thoughts on the film, February 5, 1953; congratulatory letter from Stanley Kramer, February 10, 1953; letter from Mankiewicz detailing his acceptance of the Page One Ball award on behalf of Fred Zinnemann, April 21, 1953; correspondence regarding the Reno Silver Spurs Awards; letter from Franklin D. Thompson with a carbon copy of a paper written by his son for a literature class at Harvard, December 27, 1953, and Fred Zinnemann's reply, January 15, 1954; telegram from Robert Surtees, undated; postcard from Katy [Jurado], undated; handwritten letter from James Brown thanking Fred Zinnemann for the opportunity to work with him, undated; handwritten letter from Stewart [Stern] on Fred Zinnemann's humility, undated.