I got the idea for this blog from Letters of Note, a fabulous website that collects fascinating correspondence from the famous and not so famous, including letters from classic Hollywood actors and directors. Having been a fan of old Hollywood films ever since I was a young girl and thinking there must be so much more to be found in terms of classic Hollywood correspondence, I decided to start my own spin-off— a blog dedicated exclusively to correspondence written by or addressed to those who made movies during Hollywood's Golden Age. With my blog I will try to provide you with an interesting mix of the stars' personal correspondence and film-related correspondence. And along with all these letters, notes and telegrams, I will also give the stories behind them (which in some cases may even be more fascinating than the correspondence itself). 

Have I piqued your interest but you don't know where to start? Hop over to the my favourite letters-page and check out some of the greatest correspondence on this blog. 

Thanks for visiting and enjoy! 

Janet (aka Clarissa)

From left to right- top row: Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall and Joan Crawford; middle row: Tyrone Power, John Wayne & Gail Russell, and Peter O'Toole; bottom row: Ava Gardner, James Stewart and Cary Grant.


  1. This is a great idea for a website. I also enjoy Letters of Note. Yours is fast becoming one of my favorite places.
    - Java