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Incidentally Henry Miller has been here for the past few weeks and is writing an article for the pamphlet, and he hopes to be able to return from Big Sur in Oct. or Nov. to see part of the series, at least. He wants us to send you his best regards. At dinner one night he again recounted his seeing 30 Art in Cinema: The Documents L’AGE D’OR and, since he can be extremely eloquent, it was a great experience just listening to this description. We told him of our very good visit with you some weeks ago.
As part of the Museum’s over-all policy of bringing to San Francisco the best representative works of contemporary artists in all art mediums, this series has been arranged. The program as it was originally conceived had no principle of organization. The ﬁeld of the socalled art ﬁlm was an unknown quantity; none of the normal distribution channels for commercial ﬁlms were of any help in arranging the series. The New York Museum of Modern Art Film Library was the best source for the ﬁlms, and we have leaned heavily upon them for help.
I hope, that if you have the opportunity to do so, you will straighten this out where you can. My very best wishes for your ﬁlm program, and I expect to hear from you soon. Sincerely yours, Maya Deren [hw] Reprinted by permission of Anthology Film Archives. ] 1946 27 ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ Letter to Arthur Rosenheimer Jr. from Frank Stauffacher, 8/20/46 20 Aug 1946 [. ] Dear Mr. Rosenheimer, I am working with Mr. Foster in arranging this ﬁlm program, and so this letter comes from him also. First we wish to express our thanks to you for following through so well on our arrangement.