866 MANOR LANE
BAY SHORE, LONG ISLAND
NEW YORK, N. Y. 11706
Dear Mr Brando
I wrote a book called THE GODFATHER which has had some success and I think you’re the only actor who can play the part Godfather with that quiet force and irony (the book is an ironical comment on American society) the part requires. I hope you’ll read the book and like it well enough to use whatever power you can to get the role.
I’m writing Paramount to the same effect for whatever good that will do.
I know this was presumptuous of me but the least I can do for the book is try. I really think you’d be tremendous. Needless to say I’ve been an admirer of your art.
A mutual friend, Jeff Brown, gave me your address