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My Dear Lawrie & Jeanette [Lorraine]:-
Thanks yours of the 4th.inst.
Nice to hear from you again & to know alls well with you. Too bad you have had such a lousey summer - what's the matter with poor old England? Old Sod do'nt seem to like us anymore. To hell with him, we'll buy Sun lamps! sorry to note Bus. has'nt been good, but pleased it has'nt affected you. However, I realise it has'nt been any fun playing to empty seats, that can really knock down your Morale. We are coming over for Bernard Delfont again, but do'nt know to what extent Bill Marsh has to do with it, as he has not yet entered into the transaction, all our negotiations have been direct with Bernard Delfont, we have no correspondence with Bill Marsh at all are the deal. It seems strange, as he did all the business with us for the last tour. As far as the supporting Bill is concerned, that matter is entirely out of our hands, we are merely engaged for a certain period & have to play on any bill he chooses. We have nothing to say as to who we would like or dislike, we have no choice whatsoever. I can only suggest that you contact the Delfont Office & see what happens & I will personally hold good thoughts for you. Our reason for going direct to Dublin is, we are not allowed to enter Eng. until Oct.5th. & as we a pen the 19th. we have'nt time to get ready, being a new act, scenery to make, rehearsals etc. Its a nuisance, but the only way we can manage it. We leave here this Aug.30th. sail from New York Sept.3rd. SS "America", due in Cobh, Eire. the 9th. then train to Dublin. Got a big laugh out of your drawing Lawrie, it's very cute. All for now, busy as hell packing, seems like we'll never get through with so many other things to do.
Eda sends love & best. Hope to see you soon.
Bye & Bless.
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