J.D. Salinger’s literary trust recently threatened legal action against memorabilia dealer Gary Zimet for posting a letter on his memorabilia site,momentsintime.com, that was allegedly written by the famous author. The letter was addressed to a producer, and concerned selling film rights for Salinger’s classic “The Catcher in the Rye.”
In the letter, Salinger appeared hesitant to allow a film adaptation to be made. He noted, “What he thinks and does so naturally in his solitude in the novel, on the stage could at best be only pseudo-simulated.” He continued:
And Holden Caulfield himself, in my undoubtedly super-biased opinion, is essentially unactable. A Sensitive, Intelligent, Talented Young Actor in a Reversible Coat wouldn’t be nearly enough. It would take someone with X to bring it off, and no very young man even if he has X quite knows what to do with it.
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