‘The enclosed file is a memo from film composer Max Steiner to his fellow workers and superiors at Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO). Max Steiner was famed for his ability to create more than 40 cinematic scores a year and was one of the most wanted composers in Hollywood during the Golden Age. His work includes films such as “King Kong”, “Gone with the Wind”, “Now, Voyager” and “Mildred Pierce”.’
Many thanks to Matthew for sending the memo, and for his words.
R K O STUDIOS, IN
To Messrs: KAHANE, BERMAN, O’HERON, NOLAN, WHITE, ABBOTT, WILKINSON
From: MAX STEINER
Date: September 29, 1934
Subject: OFFICE HOURS
TO ALL LOVERS OF NIGHT SHIFTS!
Effective Monday morning, October First, I can be found at the Studio during the hours: 9:00am to 12:30pm; and from 1:30pm to 6:00pm, every day except Sundays and Holidays. However, I WILL NOT be found, any longer, during the hours from 6:00pm to 9:30am next morning, as in the past.
Should this not be satisfactory to anyone, I shall be only too happy to cancel my contract.
Furthermore, I just received an offer from the President of the May Company, Eighth at Broadway, Los Angeles, California, who wants to obtain my services, on a long term contract, as a “BED-TRYER” and that looks awfully good to me.