ambersons ambersons ambersons:
i need some help. somewhere on this board or the other board that is now at the bottom of the ocean with atlantis, there was a letter from rockefeller to welles asking him to go to rio.
this letter was dated late 1941 ir early 1942. below i posted the late 1942 letter, this is not the one i'm looking for.
i think it might have been todd beasen that posted it. i have googled it, i have searched this site with the search engine, and can't find it. any one konw where it is?
Nov. 10, 1942 Nelson Rockefeller to Orson Welles-
Thank You for your letter of Oct. 20 which I have delayed in answering in order to become fully aquainted with all of the facts involved. Please be assured that we deeply appreciate your work on behalf of our cause. Your broadcasts are excellent and I hope they will continue. Regarding It's All True, I naturally hesitate to encourage you to accept any contract that your lawyers advise against and which, as you state, may mortgage your future. However, if you want my candid opinion, the collective future of the American people is in serious danger of being mortgaged, and individual or personal sacrifices that any of us can make today that will contribute, even in a small way, to the preservation of the freedom and human dignity of the people of this country, seem to me to be a priveledge. Few people have the great talent that you have to offer, and knowing you as I do, I am confident that, in the last analysis, your own decision in this matter will not be influenced by anything other then your true desire to serve your country in this time of need.
With personal regards, sincerely,