Jules C. Goldstone Agency
with Alvin G. Manual
9118 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood California
Letter to Homer Croy, Pinehurst Avenue New York , NY, on January 18,1947.
Signed by Jules Goldstone.
Obviously friends, Jules nicknames him Homer-the-Croy.
Goldstone tells Croy has not yet received the papers from Harpers. Perhaps he can give them 'a good stiff goose'?
Also, he suggests better to be more formal than a postcard when authorizing the agency to cash a cheque!
Weird typewritten lines on back of letter from Homer Croy:
Homer Croy published two articles in Harpers magazine in the fall of 1946: 'You wouldn't know the old farm now' in the October issue, and 'The Rainmakers' in the September issue.
Horizontal folds. Some creases. Some yellowing along edges. Paper chip left side.
Jules Conrad Goldstone (1900-1980) was an entertainment attorney who took part in the early Hollywood anti-trust suits.
A native of Schenectady, NY, he attended the University of Michigan Law School. Goldstone was an early Hollywood agent, representing Elizabeth Taylor, director Clarence Brown, and James Thurber, among others.
With his brothers, Charles and Nat Goldstone, he founded one of the earliest boutique Hollywood talent agencies (later the Goldstone & Tobias Agency).
Goldstone was the father of the film and television director James Goldstone.
Homer Croy (March 3, 1883 - May 24, 1965), was an American author and occasional screenwriter who wrote fiction and non-fiction books about life in the Midwestern United States. He also wrote several popular biographies, including books on outlaw Jesse James, humorist Will Rogers and film director D.W. Griffith.
Croy was born on a farm northwest of Maryville, Missouri, and published his first book, When to Lock the Stable, in 1914. During World War I he was production manager in Paris, France, for the Community Motion Picture Bureau, which distributed movies to Allied troops. His first successful book was West of the Water Tower published in 1923. It dealt with hypocrisy in a small town, "Junction City," which was a thinly disguised version of Maryville; a sequel, R.F.D. #3, appeared the following year.
Croy's most famous work was the novel They Had to See Paris (1926), about a rural couple from Missouri on a European trip. The book was filmed in 1929 as the first talking picture to star Will Rogers.
Croy had a long but intermittent association with the motion picture industry. Many of his novels and stories were adapted for the screen, and he also directed a series of short travelogue films in 1914-1915; he received screenwriting credits on a handful of feature films in the 1930s. In addition to his biography of D.W. Griffith, he also wrote about the film industry in his 1918 book How Motion Pictures Are Made and a 1932 novel Headed for Hollywood.