the writer and the actress

“My dearest Marlene: I write this early in the morning, the hour that poor people and soldiers and sailors wake from habit, to send you small letter for if you are lonely or anything.”
That’s Ernesto, writing to Marlene Dietrich, affecting the style of someone for whom English wasn’t his first language. Read more about Hemingway and Dietrich’s correspondence here. The letters have been donated to the Kennedy Library in Boston