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Curriculum vitae

Cuando el redactor Robert Pirosh aterrizó en Hollywood en 1934, decidido a convertirse en un guionista de cine, escribió y envió la carta siguiente a todos los directores, productores, y ejecutivos que se le ocurrieron. El acercamiento funcionó, y tras asegurar tres entrevistas tomó un trabajo como escritor junior con MGM.
Pirosh fue a escribir con los Hermanos Marx, y en 1949 ganó un premio de la Academia por su guión de Battleground.

Dear Sir:
I like words. I like fat buttery words, such as ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady. I like solemn, angular, creaky words, such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pecunious, valedictory. I like spurious, black-is-white words, such as mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demi-monde. I like suave "V" words, such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve. I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words, such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crusty. I like sullen, crabbed, scowling words, such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl. I like Oh-Heavens, my-gracious, land's-sake words, such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid. I like elegant, flowery words, such as estivate, peregrinate, elysium, halcyon. I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words, such as crawl, blubber, squeal, drip. I like sniggly, chuckling words, such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble and burp.
I like the word screenwriter better than copywriter, so I decided to quit my job in a New York advertising agency and try my luck in Hollywood, but before taking the plunge I went to Europe for a year of study, contemplation and horsing around. 
I have just returned and I still like words. 
May I have a few with you?

Robert Pirosh
385 Madison Avenue
Room 610
New York
Eldorado 5-6024

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