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Dear Booth [Colman]-
Surprised to hear from you in Portland as I was just going to reply to yours of Memorial Day in N.Y. Sorry to hear your visit home is not too pleasant owing to your Dear Mother not being present - I have had the same experience, so know exactly how you feel. I do hope you will come to Hollywood before you return East, both Eda & myself would be more than happy to see you again.
I have just got home from the hospital, was there for a couple of days for examination - bladder & Prostate. They found a little infection on the prostate which they will clear up with a few treatments, so am glad that business is over with & there was nothing serious.
We have had one offer from Paramount for a picture & several TV propositions, but am not anxious about them at present, as I have to rest & get back in good shape. I am now 130 Lbs. so have to gain another twelve to fifteen. Note your show "DISRAELI" is not until the Fall, will certainly look forward to it.
I got a kick out of your description of Rathbone. I think he would do very well in "The Merchant Of Venice" if he could get Louella Parsons to play PORTIA. Happy to hear of your deal at WESPORT & wish you every success.
All for now Booth, have a hunch I'll be seeing you soon. Eda joins in love n'everything & appreciated your kind sentiments & wants you to know it's mutual.
Louella Parsons (1881-1972) was the first American movie columnist.
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I saw “Our Relations” on TV. the other week and got a big kick out of it seeing you, Daphne Pollard and Jimmy Finlayson.