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 *** Reply to note of 03/13/92 09:31
 Subject: Re: Propoganda
 
 Furthermore, I MARRIED A COMMUNIST was reputed to be Howard Hughes's loyalty
 test at RKO. A number of studio directors were offered the project and worked
 on it a while (like Nicholas Ray) or turned it down (like Joseph Losey).
 
 Losey: Hughes out of spite kept me under contract and out of work when I
 refused I MARRIED A COMMUNIST. He sent me a message that I had a seven-year
 contract and he said, "You'll stay here for seven years and you'll never
 work." But I eventually got out. (Michel Ciment, Conversations with Losey
 [London: Methuen, 1985].)