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Sister Carrie
"A Strangely Strong Novel
in a Queer Milieu"
Curated by Nancy M. Shawcross
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Pennsylvania

Harry E. Edington for RKO Radio Pictures
Typed letter signed to Theodore Dreiser
5 February 1940

Edington asks for Dreiser's patience as RKO tries to compile a storyboard for the adaptation of Sister Carrie to the screen that does not require a million-dollar budget. In a letter dated the very next day, Edington asks if Dreiser would be willing to take $2,500 for the ninety-day option rather than $5,000.
The Hollywoodization of Carrie
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