The Correspondence of, and to, Charles Hoy Fort
New York, May 23, 1916.
My dear Dreiser:
This is assuming that you're still doing moving pictures. Some time ago you asked me for something in this line, but I was so interested in "Y" I forgot I had some. It isn't that I absolutely forgot but that I hadn't even a little intelligence to give to the matter. In June and July and part of August, of 1914, I did up half a dozen. I sent them to the Edison Company. They were all kept until the middle of September, or even into November, and then rejected; that disgusted me with moving pictures, and with life generally; so I wrote "X." When you wrote to me, I thought those manuscripts were no good, but I have read over the enclosed one, and there seems to be considerable fun in it. Also it expresses what I know you stand for: getting away from old forms, or funny business without slamming pies in faces.
S.M. I send also another, entitled "Fear."
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