This amazing letter to Marilyn Monroe, being offered on eBay, was written by Elia Kazan after a tryst on the set of Viva Zapata.
The seller's listing includes the following information about the rare document:
The text included profanity, sweetness, scolding, crazy advice like "don't let them lighten your hair too much, or put floozie dresses on you". This is one spicy "love" letter, and it mentions Marilyn's future husband (and close friend of Elia Kazan) Arthur Miller. I purchased this years ago at the Butterfield "Red Velvet" images auction. Marilyn memorabilia is really shooting up in value, and this letter would make an incredible investment. It would also make a great screen play in and of itself, as it reveals the innermost emotions of two giants of the silver screen. I could go on and on about Marilyn and Elia Kazan, but if you don't know the story . . . well, just let me say this letter is a whole chapter unto itself. The letter is typewritten on a train, and is signed "g" for Gadge which was Elia Kazan's nickname. The thing about Kazan is that he sort of glossed over his relationship with Marilyn Monroe (he was a notorious womanizer) but according to this letter after being with Marilyn "no night will ever be the same."
Elia Kazan, who died in 2003, was a noted director and novelist. He was married three times. Search for books by Kazan.