Hot on the heels of Steve Martin’s personal letter comes another fan mail response — again with a humorous post-script — but this time courtesy of Martin’s sorely missed Planes, Trains and Automobiles co-star: the late, great, John Candy. It was sent in December of 1984, just months after Candy’s breakout role in Splash had hit the screens, and three years before his fantastically funny performance opposite Martin caused millions to sob with laughter.
Transcript follows. Many thanks to Paige.
Curt A. Silvers
Hoping this letter finds you in good health. In response to your letter, I’m sending you a photo.
Sorry about the delay. Fortunately, I’ve been busy…oh, enough excuses. I’m sure you don’t buy that anyway.
I promise to keep in touch more often. Honest. I really mean it. I’m not lying. I’m not. Honest. I gotta go, okay?
Your friend from the North,
P.S. Could you send me a little something? Acting isn’t working out like I planned.