A typed letter signed by Marlon Brando written on his personal letterhead. Dated February 2, 1993. The letter is to [President] Robert Rehme of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, regarding a letter written by Brando for a tribute to Karl Malden, which Brando refused to attend.

In full, “Enclosed is a copy of a letter of a highly personal nature that I have written to Karl Malden. If he feels that it is fit and proper to have this statement read on tomorrow’s occasion, the decision to have it read will be upon him. The letter is self-explanatory. I hope that you will not be bitter or resentful of my unwillingness to participate in these matters. I do hope that you understand.” The reclusive Brando sent this letter of tribute for his life-long friend Karl Malden. In fine condition, with paper loss to top left corner and a couple wrinkles.

Sold with LOA’s from TAS and PSA.

Measures 8.5″ x 11″ (one page).

Museum-caliber frame included in price.