I thought you may be interested in the following from one of my scrapbooks. This is a part copy of a letter as follows:
New York City
To: Mr. Selznick
Date : November 6, 1937
From : Anton Bundsmann
"I rehearsed Edith Marriner who is a J. Walter Thornton Model, for the past week. Mr. Cukor heard her yesterday afternoon. Next week she will be rehearsed by Mr. Cukor who told me he felt that she had definite possibilities."
As we all know Edythe did have "definite possibilities" or I wouldn't be writing this now!
Yes, thanks indeed to Cukor. The man always had taste, as we know from his pictures. What a shame he never had a chance to direct Susan Hayward. Can you imagine what that film would have been?
Thanks Trish, and I don't know if any of you have noticed but Walter Thornton's son has signed my Susan Hayward guestbook (a year or so ago I think) and he mentioned something about his father's postiveness (is that a word?.. ha) toward Susan as a model.. well, anyway, I'll see if I can find it in the guestbook and I'll copypaste it here... Ginger.
I do remember seeing Thornton's son's comments on your website. Not only shows how much of an impression Susan made on people, but how much your website makes, too.
Thank you, Gloria..working on Susan's site is a labor of love...something I truly enjoy and something from which I get a lot of personal reward and satification.