To Armand Salacrou (1889-1989), the French playwright whose Night of Fury appeared on Broadway during the 50's. "The words 'thank you' are so tired, used in such a hypocritical way that they lost all flavor. I would like to find other words that would not have to go through the mouth, where everything gets twisted, but directly to the heart. For you, Armand Salacrou who are always at the crossroads, indicating the way to salvation to octogenarians whose shoulders are beginning to bend. My wishes, my thanks to all in this illustrious Society, a member of which I am proud to be." Signed large and angled, "Abel Gance."