Unbound. One octavo leaf Signed ("Terence Rattigan") on his 16, Chester Square stationary dated 6th December 1949. Folded as mailed, else fine; envelope present and near fine. Rattigan writes to Loy, apparently in response to her inquiry about the rights to his play *Love in Idleness* (produced in the U.S. as *Mistress Mine*). Rattigan regrets: "a few days ago these were definitively and finally sold to R.K.O. I've heard nothing of their plans but I gather they want to go into production very soon and I presume they will be using my script. Would you like me to write to them saying you would be interested, or would it be better if you got into touch with them yourself? I should be so happy if you played the part which, after all, was written for you." Loy apparently wanted to obtain rights to the play in order to co-star with Cary Grant, after their previous successful films *The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer* (1947, with Shirley Temple) and *Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House* (1948).