Saturday, October 24, 2009

October 24, 1936

I have no time to write anything now, my darlings. I was having a perfectly lovely time in Los Angeles - Penny had come all the way out to join me - and then, with no warning at all, I was rather, well, kidnapped! Well, I suppose it's not really that; I wasn't sold into white slavery, after all. Haha! But I'm down in Mexico as I write this - yes, Mexico! I've not been to Latin America since the Peruvian debacle. Oh, and this is another rotten mess. As I said, I can't go into the whole bloody thing right here and now. But soon I will. Yes, I will. Pray for me, my dears. Pray for me....

7 comments:

Penny Prévert said...

Mother, what has happened? You must tell me the whole story. I motor down to Hollywood for one luncheon with Jimmy Cagney and return to find you gone! And now this very cryptic announcement. I'm worried sick!

Madeleine Prévert said...

Oh, don't worry, Penny dear. I'm quite alright. Perhaps I overstated things a wee bit; I'm in no actual danger. You know Mummy does tend to be a bit emphatic .

James Cagney? I didn't know that that was who you were meeting. Oh, he's terribly attractive, isn't he. But he's married, darling. And happily; I don't care what Noël Coward says, cheeky thing. Why must you toss your hat at all the least available men?! But yes, he is so very attractive....

Lu said...

Ah, Mexico... I was wondering where you were, dear lady..

Penny Prévert said...

Four days go by and no word! You say you're in no danger but then I don't hear from you! If it's about Jimmy, please don't worry. I'm not throwing my hat or myself at him. It was just lunch, after all!

Madeleine Prévert said...

"Lunch", she says!

Not to worry. All is well. Presently, darling, I'll give a fuller report.

Penny Prévert said...

Do write soon! Jimmy says hi.

Lu said...

Madeleine, darling.. I grow very worried by your continued silence.. have you been distracted by some Latin Lover? White slavers? Tequila? Your fans clamor for some hint of your fate...