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, memos, 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

  2. I have just discovered your website, didn't know about Letters of Note (I am definitely going to check it out now), and think it is such a great and interesting idea. I've been reading some of your entries for the past hour, have absolutely enjoyed them and am astonished at your research and good work. Thank you very much!

  3. Love your blog. Thank god people wrote letters back in the day!