Dear Miss Reed

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Recently released letters from soldiers to Donna Reed, the actress and archetypal sweetheart of the 1940s:

“All told, Ms. Reed held on to 341 letters, some typed but many written in the kind of elegant Palmer method cursive script rarely seen today. Taken as a whole, the correspondence offers a candid glimpse of a vanished era, a time when six hard-bitten Marine sergeants could write that “we think you’re swell” and mean it …”

 

New York Times

 

 

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~ by eaesthete on 05/26/09.

One Response to “Dear Miss Reed”

  1. I always liked Donna Reed. Not surprised to learn she was actually nice and caring.

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