Monday, 9 PM (Jan 29)
Dearest little wive (sic):
Time passes - but slowly, and I had to count the days until I get home; the half-way mark hasn't been reached yet. I"ll squaaze you when I get you.
Yesterday afternoon I went to the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit "Ae Clothes Modern?" was not very good. I saw a wonderful painting - about 8 feet square - by a Russian named Tschelitscheff. It is called "Hide and Seek", "and is a Vexierbild - all parts doing double or triple duty - a great tree dominating, and with the bark and limbs and leaves and twigs composing faces, bodies (very well painted, and complete, once you find them), and arms and hands, sometimes showing the veins and arteries, or the bones - most clever and interesting. I watched it for perhaps over half an hour. I then saw some Charlie Chaplin films from 1915 - The Tramp, The Woman, The Jail, and The Police; and then at 5 went to the Mirsky's , and talked to Alfred, who is staying at the Rock. Inst. Having turned down the good job at Cold Spring Harbor. Rebsie [?] made a supper for us - a fried egg, toast, milk, + cake. Reba was away, at a flute concert. At 9 I came back to the hotel, read a while, and went to sleep.
Today I saw Dr Beard at American Garanmide. He took me to lunch ^ (mushroom omelet) in the French Room next to the ice rink at Rockefeller Center. We watched the skaters. Lederle is going ahead with making our oxypolygelatin. Then I talked with Hanson at the Rockefeller Foundation about our work and about money for a bigger program; I may see Weaver on Thursday. And then I walked down 5th Ave. And went to a 4-hour show at the Paramount on Times Square - Bing Crosby in "Here Come the Waves" - very entertaining, especially one song - "Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative, ---"
Now I'll go to bed, and get another day off.
Did I tell you that Carl Niemann had an emergency appendectomy in Washington on Friday or Saturday?
I adore you, darling girl.
Tell Linda that I still have some marshmallows, nuts, and cookies, and that they're good.