Crawford writes to Clifton Webb whom she calls "Poopsie." "Dear Poopsie...You must think...I am an awful bitch, I'll admit I've neglected you dreadfully, but Clifton dearest, I was working on "Grand Hotel" and I've never been so miserable in all my life, then before I completed that I started on my last film, which I have just finished...You lucky dog what a vacation you will have this summer at Grace Moore's in Cannes. Do keep us posted in case we are able to join you. No other news darling...Love from your Puss." Crawford refers to one of her most memorable films, "Grand Hotel," a drama released in 1932 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer drama, directed by Edmund Goulding, starring Greta Garbo and John Barrymore. Crawford played the role of the stenographer and aspiring actress. "Grand Hotel" won the 1932 Oscar for best picture. She mentions completing her next film which would have been "Letty Lynton" (1932). Because a plagiarism suit forced MGM to withdraw the film from theaters, "Letty Lynton" has become known as Crawford's "lost film." The movie also gained attention for the gown with large ruffled sleeves Crawford wore.
Clifton Webb(1889 –1966) known principally as an actor, was also a dancer and singer. He is best remembered for his Oscar-nominated roles in "Laura" (1944), "The Razor's Edge" (1946), and "Sitting Pretty" (1948) as well as for his stage appearances in the plays of Noël Coward, notably "Blithe Spirit." Grace Moore (1898-1947) was an American operatic soprano and actress in musical theater and film. As an opera singer, Moore made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on February 7, 1928, singing the role of Mimì in Giacomo Puccini's La bohème. This is a fine letter by Crawford full of vintage Hollywood appeal.