Letter from Bill Wittliff
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February 17, 1989 | Following the production of the eight-hour western epic Lonesome Dove, writer Bill Wittliff thanked the Texas Film Commission's collaboration with the production and the enthusiastic support of the project.
"Suzanne de Passe and I would like to express to you our appreciation for the Commission's fine cooperation with the "LONESOME DOVE" production company. The Texas locations were wonderful, and the availability of professional local-hire crew and cast members made it a special pleasure to work in the state. I'm a Texan myself, and I was always proud to see the enthusiastic support for the project that was evident everywhere we went. Again, thank you and your staff for your crucial assistance in the successful realization of our "LONESOME DOVE" mini-series."