"THE FILM INDUSTRY OUGHT TO HAVE BOUGHT ALL MY BOOKS BUT IN FACT, THOUGH THEY HAVE BOUGHT ALL MY BOOKS BUT IN FACT, THOUGH THEY HAVE BOUGHT 'CASINO ROYALE' AND 'MOONRAKER', THEY HAVE NOT PLUCKED UP ENOUGH COURAGE TO HAVE A BASH"
FLEMING, Ian. Typed letter signed. London, September 29, 1959.
Humorous 1959 typed signed letter from Ian Fleming to Ray Russell, the executive editor of Playboy, thanking him for his letter and for sending an issue of Playboy; discussing the film industry's limited purchases of rights to his books (confined to "Casino Royale," "Moonraker," and one original story); and promising to send self-portrait photographs, but apologizing for their waist-up nature. $15,000.