Back in the 1980s, at which point he was starring in some of the funniest movies ever to be filmed, fans who wrote to Steve Martin could expect to receive a reply very similar to the fantastic letter seen below — a form response, wonderfully personalised for each recipient. This particular "personal letter from Steve Martin" was sent to a teenage boy named Jerry.
(Source: Chattering Teeth; Image: Steve Martin, via.)
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A PERSONAL LETTER FROM STEVE MARTIN
WHAT A PLEASURE IT WAS TO RECEIVE A LETTER FROM YOU. ALTHOUGH MY SCHEDULE IS VERY BUSY, I DECIDED TO TAKE TIME OUT TO WRITE YOU A PERSONAL REPLY.
TOO OFTEN PERFORMERS LOSE CONTACT WITH THEIR AUDIENCE AND BEGIN TO TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT WILL EVER HAPPEN TO ME, WILL IT Jerry? I DON'T KNOW WHEN I'LL BE APPEARING CLOSE TO YOU, BUT KEEP THAT EXTRA BUNK MADE UP IN CASE I GET TO Flint.
(Signed, 'Steve Martin')
P.S. I'LL ALWAYS CHERISH THAT AFTERNOON WE SPENT TOGETHER IN RIO, WALKING ALONG THE BEACH, LOOKING AT rocks.