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Clarence Darrow to Paul Darrow, April 07, 1931

Clarence Darrow narrated and appeared in a film about evolution titled "Mystery of Life" in 1931. The film also featured Smith College Professor H.M. Parshley. It was produced by Carl Laemmle, a founder and president of Universal Pictures Corporation. Darrow and Laemmle corresponded in 1932.

Notes on date: Year written on letter by an unknown person. Letter was written in either Jan., Feb., Mar., or April.

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Cable Address, Murahill
Telephone Lexington 2300

Murray Hill Hotel
Park Avenue, 40th to 41st Streets
New York

B.L.M. Bates, Proprietor
G.T. Sandalls, Manager

Tuesday — 7th

Dear Paul

I am of course somewhat alarmed over the market. I dont know how we stand assets and liabilities. I dont know whether we are in better or worse shape than at the first of the year or even at the low point before the first of the year. I believe every thing is low and will be higher. But the country is D — n sick. Of course I dont want to loose all we have, would rather sell some stuff now. Would suggest B — O. My U.P, and yours S.P, perhaps International T. & T. possibly some bonds. Any how do what you think best. If we had 2 ½ or 3 for every dollar of indebtedness I would say all right[.] Perhaps [?] [?}need that much. I am obliged to stay longer than I thought. I am finishing the Evolution picture and I think there is some money in it. I would guess that I will get $25000? out of it before the year is out and perhaps more. Of course I have put nothing in it and do not have to. I am of course willing to risk what I have in holding our stocks but want you to
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figure it out the best you can and keep me posted. Hope you wont worry too much[.] I think we will pull out some way. I had a good time with [Schoolcraft?]. Spent a day together driving[.] He told me you were the best asset that N & J. had[.] I am sure he is your friend. One of Arthur Hayes rich friends (for whom he is attorney) is in the business of by buying Utilities. He (Arthur) thought you might get a line on some of them & make good money by it. Any Any how keep me posted. You might write often[.] Shall not be home (most likely) until May 1st . Shall not xxx draw more than 1000? from my account and probably that much, so use what there is if you want to ?