MARTHA GELLHORN GAVE THE BEST NICKNAMES

One of the best things about Martha Gellhorn's letters are the nicknames she gave to recipients. Very rarely did she begin a letter with a proper name. Here are some of my favourite openers.
  1. Dearest Hunk of Despair...
    William Walton
  2. Pieface...
    William Walton
  3. Oh Teecher sweetelpipes...
    Hortense Flexner
  4. Lennypot darling...
    Leonard Bernstein
  5. Beloved Bug...
    Hemingway
  6. Dear Old Crowned-Head...
    Charles Scribner
  7. Dearest Pup-Pup...
    Hemingway
  8. Dearest Mucklebugletski...
    Hemingway
  9. Darling Napoleon Slice...
    William Walton
  10. Dearest Pissoir Attendant...
    William Walton
  11. My Pickle...
    William Walton
  12. My Beloved Binglie...
    Hemingway
  13. Dearest Vietato Fumare...
    William Walton
  14. Dearest Woolkie...
    Alexander Woollcott
  15. My Dear Honeychile...
    Sandy Gellhorn
  16. Dearest Trollycar...
    William Walton
  17. Beloved Cat's Paw...
    William Walton
  18. My little plum pudding...
    Allen Grover