Lot n° 45
150 - 200 EUR
Henri DECOIN (1890-1969) filmmaker. 2 L.A.S.,... - Lot 45 - Ader
Henri DECOIN (1890-1969) filmmaker. 2 L.A.S., Neuilly-sur-Seine 1936-1937, to an "old brother"; 1 page in-4 each at his address. October 27, 1936. He still hasn't signed anything for Danielle [Darrieux, his wife], and America excites him less and less. "In March I am shooting a German and French version for the Tobis [Port Arthur]. Me, director; Danielle stars in both versions. She speaks German nicely. She is starting to type a little in English. - Anyway everything is going very well here and I personally have a lot of work to do. My operetta by the Bouffes-Parisiens [Normandy] is a great success, and Paris, in spite of the "Popular Front" is still a pleasant capital "... He regrets that the film with Daven doesn't win. "It's distressing, for your European standing, that you didn't make a French film. Everyone is anxiously waiting to see and hear you in French. You should be a little more active in choosing your screenplays here...". April 1, 1937... I think we'll shoot Katia in '38 when we get back from Hollywood. - My contract with Universal seems very good [...] Excellent financial question. No taxes to pay. Artistic question... Well, we'll see... But you know me... I have persuasion. Unfortunately, the English language is quite painful for me. Luckily, I can handle myself pretty good as a "little nigger". Danielle already speaks like the American Communists...
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