Love Letter to Edie

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Love Letter to Edie
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Maier
Produced by Robert Maier
Written by Robert Maier and Edith Massey
Release date
  • 1975 (1975)
Running time
15 minutes
30 minutes (DVD)
Country United States
Language English

Love Letter to Edie is a 1975 short documentary by Robert Maier. The film is about actress Edith Massey who starred in many John Waters films such as Desperate Living, Pink Flamingos, Multiple Maniacs, and Female Trouble. The film follows Edith Massey around her Baltimore thrift store, and includes fantasy sequences and stories about her past.


  • Edith Massey as Herself
  • John Waters as Himself
  • Mink Stole as Blonde Wicked Stepsister
  • Delores Delux as L.A. Showgirl
  • Pat Moran as Red Headed Evil Stepsister
  • Ed Peranio as Brothel Client
  • Vincent Peranio as Sailor in Bar
  • Mary Vivian Pearce as Store Customer (uncredited)

DVD release[edit]

The DVD release of Love Letter to Edie includes extra footage and commentary by the director. This is a director's authorized version remastered from his original 16mm color film footage.

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