July 31, 2015
Sealed With A Kiss
Here's a mushy peek inside the minds of some of some of the most poetic musicians, artists, and movie stars. Their love letters are saucy and sweet, full of heinous spelling errors and lots of gorge sentiment. If you're only using stamps to mail in your rent check a week late, it's time to reconsider. Writing letters doesn't mean you have to invest of fancy paper and calligraphy pens and gold-embossed envelopes sprayed with Chanel No. 5. Just pull out a pen, write down what's in your heart and sign it with your name.
FROM: Marilyn Monroe
TO: Joe DiMaggio
BEST LINES: “If I can only succeed in making you happy — I will have succeeded in the bigest [sic] and most difficult thing there is — that is to make one person completely happy.”
WEDDING DEET: On January 14, 1954, they tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall. She’d mentioned the wedding plans to someone at her film studio, who leaked it to the press. The couple was mobbed by fans and photographers upon their arrival at City Hall.
RANDOM FACT: After her death, this undelivered letter was found folded in half in her address book.
FROM: Frida Kahlo
TO: Diego Rivera
BEST LINES: “I adore you more than ever. Your girl, Frida”
RANDOM FACT: Kahlo’s father pulled her suitor aside to find out if he was serious about her, and then told Rivera that his 22-year-old daughter was a “devil.” Rivera didn’t seem too concerned. “Well, I’ve warned you,” Kahlo said with a sigh. He was the only one to attend the couples wedding ceremony.
FROM: Georgia O’Keefe
TO: Alfred Stieglitz
BEST LINES: “Dearest — my body is simply crazy with wanting you — If you don’t come tomorrow — I don’t see how I can wait for you”
RANDOM FACT: They held a small ceremony in a friend’s house, and then went back home. No reception, no honeymoon.
FROM: Jimi Hendrix
TO: Someone he called “Little Girl”
BEST LINES: “Just spread your wings and set yourself FREE”
RANDOM FACT: Hendrix once cut off a lock of his girlfriend’s hair and put it in his boots so that his body would be in contact with part of hers even if they were apart.
FROM: Johnny Cash
TO: June Carter Cash
BEST LINES: “The fire and excitement may be gone now that we don’t go out there and sing them anymore, but the ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.”
RANDOM FACT: On February 22, 1968, after performing "Jackson" onstage, Johnny stopped the show and asked, "Will you marry me?" on the microphone. Unfazed, June said, "Go on, sing another, sing another." He said, "I'm not gonna sing until you answer me — will you marry me?" She ignored him and tried to get the band to start playing again. Johnny wouldn’t play. She finally answered him. They married a week later. She wore a knee-length icy-blue dress.
FROM: Elizabeth Taylor
TO: Richard Burton
BEST LINES: “I wish I could tell you of my love for you, of my fear, my delight, my pure animal pleasure of you — (with you) — my jealousy, my pride, my anger at you, at times. Most of all my love for you…I wish I could write about it but I can’t.”
RANDOM FACT: The first time they married in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montreal. She wore a daffodil yellow empire waist dress and lilies of the valley and white hyacinths in her hair. After a 16-month divorce, they re-married in South Africa. She wore green dress with lace frills and guinea fowl feathers in her hair.
FROM: Charles Eames
TO: Ray Eames, née Kaiser
BEST LINES: “I love you very much and would like to marry you very very soon.* I cannot promise to support us very well. — but if given the chance I will shure [sic] in hell try — *soon means very soon.”
RANDOM FACT: She said yes.
FROM: Ludwig van Beethoven
TO: His “Immortal Beloved,” who remains unknown
BEST LINES: “Ever Thine. Ever Mine. Ever Ours.”
RANDOM FACT: Carrie reads this to Big in the SATC movie. He recites it back to her in the end.
Image: Huffington Post