CHATEAU MARMONT 8221 SUNSET BOULEVARD HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Sunday, July 11 Darling, I am enclosing a rather hurt and unhappy letter that I wrote you yesterday but could not bring myself to mail. It is true that you have been pretty bad about writing; that it gives me strange and uncomfortable notions about your not caring a damn; and that you certainly have not been working any harder than I have here (despite evening gaddings which in themselves have been just a little ordeal-like). On the other hand, whatever you do is right well, about .92.76% right. I haven't received the ration books; I don't even know that you know this is my new address. God I have seen so many people here! -- particularly on an evening when Geo Macy and I went to dinner at the populous Mike Romanoff's and then on to a party given by Bill Fadiman to Kip Fadiman, who is here, with the gang, broadcasting. To speak to, since I last wrote: Jean Hersholt & wife, Walter Huston, Frank and John Craven, Frank Morgan, Lewis Milestone, Ted Lawson -- that fine young captain who flew over Tokio and whom we saw at the party given to him by Bannett, Bob Foulk [“now in arm[y]” is written in the margin next to this word], Dick Carlson, Bill Bacher & w[i]fe -- I ran into them at a restaurant and we were all as cordial as though we had been incessantly sleeping together, of course Rafe & Dorshka and Lewis Browne several times, Charley Laughton, Alex Knox -- rem? created Jason, and was baron in 3 Sisters with Cornell, his great friend the adorable Barry Fitzgerald, who created the old priest in White Steed, Kavin Kemble -- the fat, conceited, but very polite young man who backed and weekly starred in the Stony Creek Theater a year ago, and who claims they came out §1500 .ahead on the season, which I take to indicate white-magic bookkeeping, Len Sillman and a really charming sister and bro-in-law-Sidney Carroll of Esquire, Dick Hale -- the psycho-analyst in “Lady in the Dark,"" and the voice of the narrator in ""Peter & the Wolf"" of Prokofieff -- he is an old friend from Stockbridge, John van Druten, here doing a film and John Erskine and Michael Arlem ditto, Tilly Losch, now the Countess of Carnavon but here looking for a film job ----- And just seen in the shimmering near-distance: Irving Berlin, Paul Whiteman, Gary Cooper, Baron Rothschild, Mary Pickford, Roland Young. And it's been altogether too cool for the white linens I brought — one could wear them just an hour or two in early afternoon, and at that time I'm at MGM, just finished lunch and persuading myself that I don't WANT a l.n. [written at the bottom]: Darling!