GENERAL STEEL PRODUCTS CO.
MONAD STEEL SASH
431 S DEARBORN ST.
CHICAGO. April 9, 1914.
LIr. Jack London,
Glen Ellen, Calif.
Your letter by Mrs. London,
received this morning and was indeed surprised
that you did not receive the former manuscript,
sent you some time ago. However, I am sending
you today, by parcel post, another copy of the
play and trust you will examine it at your earliest convenience.
You will note that I have
placed a romance in the plot that does not exist in the book. I did this, owing to the
fact that last year, while in Hew York, I had
Elizabeth Karbury, the play broker examine the
play and she informed me -very frankly- that
unless there ?/as a romance injected that would
continue through the entire play, it would be
impossible to get a producer. She also stated
th&t the plot does not contain a strong plausible reason for Smoke going to Alaska. I
later corrected it and submitted it to the
Frohman Company and the manuscript was held
for about six weeks and then returned with the
comment that they were not in the market for
After coming to Chioago, I
submitted it to Kr. Davis, manager of the Illinois Theatre. He is favorably impressed, but
of course, is powerless to produce it. I feel
if it looks good to you, in the shape it stands,
we will have no trouble to get a producer. However, I want you to be perfectly frank with me.
Thanking you for your past
co-operation, and assuring you of my intention
of trying until I got an acceptable dramatization, I am
Yours very \^^7j
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409 E. 40th St.
Chicago - If ft si o r*&
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