Steph alerted me to this interview… not primarily about LOTR, but does have a bit about it. Here’s an excerpt “I used a woman to play Frodo for the film… Sharon was her name, and I wanted Frodo to be something other than masculine, and something other than purely feminine…you know, she came off of “The Mickey Mouse Club, of all things! And she worked out fine for me; she came off differently than a boy would, she had a different power than a boy would, and that’s where I really got that sort of Hobbit quality by using a girl. The only mistake on that film may have been in the producer…but that’s another story…”
A letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to illustrator Doris Sykes will be sold by Hermitage Fine Art Monaco for £15,000 ($25,0000).