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 Subject: Re: Attn JMS: Your Book on Christine Collins
    Date: 3/10/2009 2:37:52 PM  

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On Mar 8, 7:52=A0pm, Dan Dassow <> wrote:
> Joe,
> Back in November the Hollywood Reporter quoted you as saying that you
> would be writing a book on Christine Collins. It reported that since
> you had over 6,000 pages of historical information there was material
> that you could not include in Changeling and hope to include a lot of
> this in your book on Christine Collins. At that time, the Hollywood
> Reporter quoted you as saying that you expected to complete your book
> by the end of February 2009.
> Considering your incredible work load, especially in light of having
> to rewrite the Forbidden Planet script, and the significant amount of
> information on Christine Collins that the LA Times published in the
> Daily Mirror, is your Christine Collins still in work and viable? If
> you are still pursuing this book, what is your current expected date
> to complete this book and when would you expect it to be published?
> Since Universal published your Changeling screenplay on their "For
> Your Consideration" website in order to promote your screenplay for
> best original screenplay do you still retain publication rights for
> the screenplay? I told Jan and Captain Jaclyn the night of the BAFTA
> awards that I have permission from my wife to buy the annotated
> version of your Changeling screenplay when it becomes available. It
> would be great for you to include you account of your experiences on
> the Changeling set, at Cannes, at the BAFTA award, during interviews
> and other venues.
> Sincerely,
> Dan Dassow
> Obsessed with the story of Christine Collins and related matters

I still retain the novel rights, but have fallen behind on the writing
of it due to other, more crucial deadlines.


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