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On a Dublin Bus this morning

William writes:

“‘Qualified success’ means ‘partial success’ – so their college poster-child [possibly posed by model] is literally saying ‘I want to be a partial success’. All the more amusing as this college specialises in communications…”


A letter sent by 24 year-old future screenwriter Robert Pirosh (1910 – 1989) to the directors and producers of Hollywood in 1934.

It landed him three interviews and a job as junior writer with MGM which led on to a gig writing for the Marx Brothers and, later, an Oscar for his script for Battleground in 1949.


(Pic: guardian)

(H/T: Marsupial)