Atlanta, Georgia: May 12, 1937.
One page, on personal letterhead. 4to. To Cukor on “old mimosa groves” — “bees demented in the blossoms” -- and Tallulah. light creasing and toning, esle fine Item #252027
Mitchell thanks Cukor for the gift of Mary Chess perfumes, and especially the “mimosa”:
“I had tried someone’s brand of mimosa many years ago, but it was heavy enough to be used as an anesthetic for a major operation. This brand is so sweet and faint and the lovliest part about it is that it reminds me of old mimosa groves far in the back country on a still, hot day with the bees demented in the blossoms.”
She then goes on to discuss Tallulah Bankhead's recent performance in Atlanta, which she unfortunately missed:
‘Of course I was eager to go, but the show opened the night after the Pulitzer Award arrived. The Vice President of The Macmillan Company was in town and he gave me a party that night. I hoped to see her the following night, but the house was so filled with friends and excitement that I could not go to the theatre. I was very disappointed for everyone was charmed with her. So few people here had liked her in her films, and I am afraid many of them went to see her play determined not to like it. But everyone was most enthusiastic about her and the phone rang all day long as people told me how charming she was… ”
Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her novel GONE WITH THE WIND; and George Cukor was David Selznick’s first choice as director of the film.
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