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STEPHEN LONGSTREET: Letter from Mervyn Leroy: 1956.

Mervyn LeRoy, (1900-1987), Prolific, mainstream Hollywood filmmaker who had an intuitive, almost uncanny grasp of what constituted successful screen entertainment. He directed 77 films and produced 28 films. Some of the movies he was best known for were, "The Wizard of Oz", "Mister Roberts", "The Bad Seed" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo".

He received the Irving Thalberg Life Achievement Award in 1975


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