October 30, 1948
Mr. John C. Gall
Gall and Lane
Washington 6, D. C.
I have just received word that my friend, Mrs. Marie Strachow has obtained her visa and is on her way to the United States. She is due to arrive in New York tomorrow, Sunday the 31st.
I am extremely happy that she was able to get on the first boat of displaced persons coming here. Please accept my most sincere gratitude for your help in this matter.
In regard to the film of WE THE LIVING, the Italian Consul here was not able to make his arrangements with Scalera in time to show the film on Columbus Day. He is now planning to show the film, instead, at a patriotic celebration of the Federated Italo-Americans of Los Angeles during the first week of December. He has obtained Scalera’s permission to show the film and to have me cut it. He has agreed to make the announcement as you suggested in your letter. I assume that it is all right to let him go ahead with this showing, but if you have any objections, please wire me to that effect. If I don’t hear from you to the contrary, I will let him proceed.
With best regards,