Just over 81 years ago in the September 8, 1934 edition of the Toronto Daily Star, Maud (LM Montgomery) and Ewan Macdonald were pictured with two of the stars of the upcoming Anne of Green Gables movie. “Probably no Canadian ever wrote a book nor created a character more famous than ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ by L.M. Montgomery…” the Star noted. “Mrs. MacDonald (sic) is now living in Norval, Ont., where she is busy on a new novel… For the movie production the author receives nothing, having sold dramatic rights to her book to the publishers in 1919.”
We can hope, however, that the new movie renewed books sales and notoriety for Montgomery when it was released.