My first Letters of Note-related post in a while concerns one of Hollywood's greatest actors, Jack Lemmon. Famous for his collaborations with Billy Wilder, in the likes of Some Like It Hot and The Apartment, Lemmon had a wicked sense of humour as well as a ton of ability.
Nowhere is this more evident in this 1982 letter from Lemmon to fellow actor Burt Reynolds. Reynolds had made a generous donation of $10,000 to the Jack Lemmon Burn Centre in the Children's Hospital of Buffalo, New York. Lemmon responded to this kind donation with a witty and acid letter, which you can read in full here.
For more on Burt Reynolds, check out my review of Deliverance or listen to the Movie Hour podcast about it here. For more Jack Lemmon, I heartily recommend this clip of Kevin Spacey doing a dead-on impression of Lemmon and others during his time on Inside The Actors' Studio: