In 1966, Marlon Brando penned this letter of admiration to a stewardess who helped nurse a sick patient back to health during a flight. Yes, friends, one of the most beautiful men to walk the Earth also wrote love notes. He was a romantic! Some of you may find it unsophisticated (his salutation is “Dear Lady” and some of his grammar is sketchy), but if I got this letter from Marlon Brando, I would probably dissolve into a puddle of goo upon reading. Especially the part where he points out her “gothic aspects.” Swoonworthy. Check out the full transcript, after the jump. [Letters of Note]
Dear Lady —
There is something not quite definable in your face — something lovely, not pretty in a conventionally thought of way. You have something graceful and tender and feminine (sp). You seem to be a woman who has been loved in her childhood, or else, somehow by the mystery of genetic phenomena you have been visited by the gifts of refinement, dignity and poise. Perhaps you cannot be accredited with all that.
Irrespective of your gothic aspects, you have passed something on in terms of your expression, mien and general comportment that is unusual and rewarding.
It’s been a pleasant if brief encounter and I wish you well and I hope we shall have occasion to cross eyes again sometime.