Checks Written in Blood

Charles K. Feldman (left) and Alexander Korda (right)

Film producer Charles K. Feldman (1905 – 1968) related this story:

I lost at gin rummy with Alexander Korda one evening, and mailed him a check next day. It was written in red ink, and accompanied by this note: “Dear Alex: You will see that this check is written in blood.”

A few nights later Korda lost to me. The next day I received a check written in blue ink. The note clipped to it read “Dear Charlie: Here is my check. Please note it is also written in blood — but be sure to note the difference in color.” Signed “SIR Alexander Korda.”

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Theater Arts, January 1948


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