Gwen Verdon to critic: Don’t overlook my choreographer

Gwen Verdon, a woman with values, in a handwritten note from September 1958, mildly protests to Los Angeles Times film critic John L. Scott about a crazy oversight in his review of the film Damn Yankees.

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Scott was sufficiently impressed by Verdon’s message that he saved the letter — it now resides in Scott’s collected papers at the USC Cinematic Arts Library.

Read John L. Scott’s review of Damn Yankees, the film, here.

photo: courtesy the verdon fosse legacy
gwen verdon letter published with permission of verdon fosse legacy
gwen verdon letter: john l. scott papers, usc cinematic arts library. thank you ned comstock!

Fosse/Verdon | premieres on FX Thursday April 9

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