Transcript follows. Image courtesy of Walt McCord.
Image: Walt McCord
December 17, 1957
Mr. Jerry Wald
20th Century Fox Studios
P. O. Box 900
Beverly Hills, Calif.
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed "Peyton Place." As a matter of fact, I CAN tell you. I enjoyed it very much.
I thought the courtroom scene could have been a little shorter, but the courtroom scene with L. Ewing Scott could also be shorter -- so who am I to cavil?
In addition to enjoying the picture, it seemed that the whole evening had been planned by a master hand. My De Soto was whisked away from the front of the theatre so swiftly that I arrived at Romanoff's in a Buick. There I rapidly got drunk, danced with Audrey Hepburn, looked down (and up) Jayne Mansfield's knockers, had a fine lobster dinner and spent a good half hour rubbing someone's legs under the table .... which, on investigation, turned out to be my wife's.
It was a bang-up evening .... and that's how I wound up.
Best to Connie.