Archive of Material related to the filming of "Edison, the Man" property of Edison's daughter, Madeleine Edison Sloane

Price: $1,500.00

Softcover. A small of archive of material related to the filming and premiere of the film *Edison the Man*. As follows:

1. SLOANE, Madeleine Edison. *Inventor's Daughter on Location*. Orange, New Jersey: From *The Bulletin* - The Woman's Club of the Oranges. March, 1940. Offprint. Quarto. One leaf folded to make four pages. Some foxing on the outer pages, else very good or better. Offprint that contains the text of a long letter by the inventor's daughter about Hollywood and the MGM studio where they were making the film *Edison, the Man*, including an account of a visit to Louis B. Mayer's office, a meeting with the costume designer Adrian, a visit with make-up artist Jack Dawn, and lunch at the Commissary with quaintly dressed ladies from *Pride and Prejudice*, surrounded by Spencer Tracy, Maureen O'Sullivan, and Laurence Stallings. Sloane spent a good deal of time on the set of the Edison film and gives an account of the filming including Hedy Lamarr getting soaked while filming and that she "...had lost a great deal of glamour!" Sloane also gives an account of how the film was made and about the MGM sets. *OCLC* locates no copies of the offprint.

2. One page Typed Letter Signed from New Jersey Governor Harold G. Hoffman to Madeleine Edison Sloane dated 13 March 1940 thanking her for her offprint *Inventor's Daughter on Location* saying "...I got a big 'kick' in observing that you do not write at all like one of those 'Llewellyn Park stuffed shirts' to whom I refer once in a while."

3. One page Typed Letter Signed from the London correspondent of *The Times* Louis E. Hendricks to John Sloane dated 21 March 1940 thanking him for his wife's offprint *Inventor's Daughter on Location* saying "Will you tell her for me how greatly I enjoyed it, even though it was written by a non-union journalist... ."

4. Two page Typed Letter Signed from MGM Publicist Howard Herty to Madeleine Edison Sloane dated 3 April 1940 thanking her for a gift and reporting on a visit to MGM by her father Thomas A. Edison, and a luncheon given to him by Louis B. Mayer, with singing performances by Mickey Rooney (who had played Edison in that year's film *Young Tom Edison*) and Judy Garland, and begging Sloane to use her influence to have him attend the Orange, New Jersey premiere of *Edison, the Man*. One smudged area on the letter, very good.

5. One page Typed Letter Signed from John W. Considine, Jr., producer of *Edison, the Man*, to Madeleine Edison Sloane dated 8 April 1940 thanking her for a gift of a photograph of her parents, reporting on a visit to the studio by her brother, and reporting on the preview of the film (a huge success) "We have shortened the picture considerably and are going to preview it tonight, after which we may decide to make a few retakes... In order to make Spencer Tracy available for the world premiere of *Edison, the Man* in the Oranges, our executives have postponed the general release date of the picture."

6. *N.E.L.A. Bulletin. Lights: Golden Jubilee Number. Vol. XVI, No. 9*. New York: National Electric Light Association 1929. Quarto. Stapled wrappers. Copy number 179 of 200 copies on special paper. On the title page designated as "Concerning Mr. Edison," the issue devoted to him. Light wear, near fine. Includes statements on Edison by Jane Addams, Walter P. Chrysler, General Pershing, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and many others.

A nice little collection of material connecting Edison's daughter to the creation of the two films about her father.


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Archive of Material related to the filming of "Edison, the Man" property of Edison's daughter, Madeleine Edison Sloane. Thomas A. EDISON.
Archive of Material related to the filming of "Edison, the Man" property of Edison's daughter, Madeleine Edison Sloane
Archive of Material related to the filming of "Edison, the Man" property of Edison's daughter, Madeleine Edison Sloane
Archive of Material related to the filming of "Edison, the Man" property of Edison's daughter, Madeleine Edison Sloane
Archive of Material related to the filming of "Edison, the Man" property of Edison's daughter, Madeleine Edison Sloane
Archive of Material related to the filming of "Edison, the Man" property of Edison's daughter, Madeleine Edison Sloane
Archive of Material related to the filming of "Edison, the Man" property of Edison's daughter, Madeleine Edison Sloane