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"Uncly Wiggily in Connecticut" [story in] The New Yorker, March 20, 1948
New York: The New Yorker Magazine. 1948. The complete story "Uncly Wiggily in Connecticut" in The New Yorker for March 20, 1948. Quarto. A newsstand edition, not obscured by a mailing label. Wrappers worn at the extremities and rubbed, very good. A story related to the Glass family, and the only work by Salinger that he ever allowed to have filmed. Like any young writer, Salinger was eager to have his work purchased by Hollywood, and it was potentially a tremendous advance for his career. But the story was too slight for a feature film, and so Samuel Goldwyn employed Julius and Philip Esptein (who had scripted Casablanca) to adapt it. The resulting movie, My Foolish Heart directed by Mark Robson and starring Dana Andrews and Susan Hayward, was a major hit and both Hayward and Victor Young's title song were nominated for Oscars. But the prickly author, who became enraged at the mere suggestion that story titles be altered, was aghast at the overtly maudlin film (Robson also all but disowned it later). Salinger never again sold film rights for any of his work, though he came closer to doing so than is generally known. This story was later collected in Nine Stories but is scarce in this original format. .
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