Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bradley Cooper!

Bradley Cooper
Received: May 5, 2014
Sent: March 2, 2013

Address used:
Bradley Cooper
WKT Public Relations
9350 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 450
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Comments: Confession time. I used to dislike Bradley Cooper a great deal because I hated his character on "Alias." Then I saw "Silver Linings Playbook" and finally saw in him what so many others had seen, and boom, huge fan. I wrote him, not expecting a response because, hey, he's an A-lister right now, and he actually responded! It seems authentic? Either way, it's a pretty cool success! Thank you, Bradley!

Pretty Little Liars success!

Ashley Benson
Received: May 7, 2014
Sent: November 12, 2013

Address used:
Ashley Benson
"Pretty Little Liars"
Warner Brothers Studios
4000 Warner Blvd
Building 36
Room 124
Burbank, CA 91522

Comments: I remember Ashley from her days playing Abby on "Days of Our Lives," but now that she's on primetime, I wanted to update my autograph of her. I sent her a picture, which she returned signed along with this publicity photo. She seems very considerate of her fans, and I really like that she's into animal welfare causes. Really glad to have this for my collection!

Another Doctor Who success!

Jenna-Louise Coleman
Received: May 1, 2014
Sent: August 17, 2013

Address used:
Jenna-Louise Coleman
"Doctor Who - Series 8"
Roath Lock Studios
BBC Drama Village
Porth Teigr Way
Cardiff CF10 4GA

Comments: Personally, I like Clara as the most current companion, so I wrote her as soon as I first saw her on the show. I wasn't sure I'd get a response, and while she didn't sign either of the 8x10s I mailed to her, she did return them, along with this cool Doctor Who postcard, which she personalized a signature on. This is my only success from the current cast, and it's awesome! Thanks Jenna-Louise!

Elvira Mistress of the Dark

Elvira Mistress of the Dark
Received: May 10, 2014

Comments: I've been a fan of Elvira's since I was a teen and first discovered her hilarious show skewering bad movies. She was at DragonCon a few years ago but I didn't have enough cash to get her autograph. Took me a while, but I recently visited her website and followed the instructions on getting an autograph.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

RIP Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple-Black
Received: Many years ago through the mail

Comments: I wish I could express how profoundly sad I was today to hear the news of Shirley Temple's passing. I watched her movies over and over as a youth; they helped bring some joy to me during a dark period of my life - but that's what Shirley did. I wrote her a letter in the late 90s, I think, and got this response from her, back before she stopped signing through the mail. I've always said this is one of my most treasured autographs. Now, it means even more. RIP, Shirley. You will be missed.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Doctor Who - Arthur Darvill

Arthur Darvill
Sent: 4/24/12
Received: 12/23/12
Address used: no longer valid (Broadway's "Once" venue)

Comments: I absolutely adored Rory on Doctor Who, and I thought I'd try to get his signature via venue when he was on Broadway. He's since left the show, and I guess he must have waited until his exit to respond to his fanmail. I'm so grateful to have gotten this for my collection!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Another Doctor Who success!

Catherine Tate
Sent: 3/3/2013
Received: 12/11/13
Address used:
Dawn Sedgwick Management
3 Goodwins Court
Covent Garden
 London WC2N 4LL

Comments: I got Donna Noble's sig! I know Donna isn't everyone's favorite companion, but she really grew on me and I enjoyed her turn on the show. She's the third companion sig I have for my Doctor Who collection. If I can get Rose, I will have all of the Tenth Doctor's regular female companions. How awesome would that be?