RÓZSA, MIKLÓS. (1907-1995). Hungarian-American composer known for scoring the films The Four Feathers and The Thief of Bagdad. ALS. (“Miklos Rozsa”). 2pp. Large 8vo. Hollywood, November 14, 1963. On his Hollywood stationery. To David B. Williams.
“How kind of you to write me about my score to Alex Korda’s Four Feathers! The score unfortunately remained in England and apparently it was destroyed during the war and that is the reason why they couldn’t use it in Storm Over the Nile, which I have never seen. I don’t even have a sketch of it in my possession, (nor do I remember a single note of it) so, you see, a commercial recording is not any more feasible. This is a pity of course, but it can’t be helped I have to consider it as a victim of enemy action.
I do appreciate your kind words about it and do hope that we shall meet one of these days…”