Copy letter from John J. Lyng to William O'Brien discussing the screening of 'Plough and the Star', a play written by Sean O'Casey and adapted into a movie, in Radio City, New York, and speaking of the size of the theatre and the assorted audience that attended,
1937 Mar. 15
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|Main Creator:||Lyng, John J.|
In 1936, the play 'Plough and the Stars' was adapted into a film by American director John Ford, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Preston Foster.
Lyng writes of looking up old friends and his time in America "....I went looking up old friends and found so many of them had kept their date with the funeral director that I was lonesome. Life in America is nomadic. Yearly or half-yearly in non-lease apartments, we exchange dwellings and leave our bugs and dirt to the landlord to paint and fumigate. We discard everything not having a present usefulness.".
Letter includes Lyng's address as "2952, Marion Ave., / Bronx N.Y., / U.S.A.".
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