A Vintage Nerd's Project: Writing Letters to Classic Film Stars

by - November 20, 2013

A Vintage Nerd
Would you ever consider writing a letter to a film star that you admire or adore? Many of us enjoy films especially classic films and yet sadly there only a small number of classic film actors alive today. Wouldn't it be nice if we could in some way communicate with our idols of old hollywood?

For a few years now I have been wanting to reach out to those people and send them a letter. So you know what? I am. I am going to do just that!

I have compiled a list of 45 classic film stars and decided to start small and focus on ten at a time. I chose my top ten favorites and scoured the internet for as many addresses as I could find.

Next step is to order some new blog business cards and some proper stationary. I am torn between using note cards or stationary because as much as I want to ramble on about how much I admire them and their work, I know that short and sweet letters are most likely the way to go. I am also debating whether I should send them a small list of questions for my blog or a book for them to sign. I may just try both. It would also be savvy to provide them with a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) so they could return a response back.

Afterwards, I will have to wait with baited breathe. I have to be honest, I am nervous to take on this project. But I have decided to trust in my letter writing skills (I penpalled for 15 yrs) and my sincere approach of my forever love for classic film.
Letter Writing
If you are curious to know who I am mailing my first letters too-here is my list:
  • Doris Day
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Rod Taylor
  • Joan Fontaine
  • Tippi Hedren
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Shirley Temple Black
  • Sidney Poitier 
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Rita Moreno
I will keep you all updated on the process and if you are interested in joining me on my first ever vintage nerd project, feel free to contact me via Facebook or my email avintagenerd@gmail.com and I will happily share the addresses to those on my list above.

Fingers and toes crossed! I do hope I get a reply from someone! Gah! This is so exciting!

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11 comments

  1. What a great idea - I hope you get lots of responses!

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  2. So exciting! I hope you are able to get some lovely responses back!

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  3. What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to see what sort of responses you get! :D

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  4. This is a wonderful idea! I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to join you as well :D I'm particularly excited for Doris Day and Lauren Bacall. Those are two of my very favorites. I'm going with lovely stationary myself. It's more fun to write on.

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  5. I hope so too! Thank you so much!! xox

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  6. This is such an inspiring, thoroughly awesome idea, dear Daffny! I truly hope that you get at least a few replies back - how could anyone not want to write back to a lady as lovely and knowledgeable about yesteryear cinema as you?

    ♥ Jessica

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  7. Amazing! I can't wait to see what kind of responses you will get.

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  8. This is very exciting, what a good idea. Hoping you get lots of responses.

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  9. I hope you get responses

    kate the old fashioned way

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  10. What a great idea!! I may join you as well. Sounds like loads of fun =)

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