Not a social media post but a real USPS letter, personal email or text -- did you get a response?
Did you ever write a fan letter?
|by Anonymous||reply 196||March 1, 2023 9:56 AM|
Yes and yes
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 19, 2023 2:19 AM|
I wrote to both Elizabeth Hubbard and Judith Chapman. I got a nice response from both ladies.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 19, 2023 2:21 AM|
Three to Sondheim, who returned all three (but he answered every letter he got)
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 19, 2023 2:26 AM|
I wrote to Rider Strong (Boy Meets World) in 1995. He did answer back - or at least someone representing him did.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 19, 2023 2:26 AM|
I wrote a fan letter to Diana Muldaur / the Born Free TV series lead, and she sent me an autographed photo. I was 7.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 19, 2023 2:31 AM|
Yes, to Taco Bell corporate with detailed praise for my local establishment. I was quite drunk, but it was a very nice email.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 19, 2023 2:33 AM|
In college. I took a class on Sondheim’s musicals. It was fantastic, opening my eyes to his genius. We even took the train to NYC to visit Sondheim and ask him all sorts of questions—a highlight of my life.
After the course was over, I decided to mail him my final paper, a very academic paper on religious imagery on Sweeney Todd. He wrote back thanking me for the paper and how he had thought of any of that.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 19, 2023 2:35 AM|
I wrote a real letter to Norm Korpi from the first Real World season. This gayling had a huge crush on him. Bitch never wrote back.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 19, 2023 2:40 AM|
In 1988 or ‘89, I sent a handmade 18th birthday card to Joey McIntyre of New Kids On The Block with a photo of myself enclosed.
I did not receive a reply.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 19, 2023 2:43 AM|
I wrote to Jonathan Taylor Thomas as a preteen in 1994. His address was in Teen Beat or Tiger Beat or one of those magazines.
He was my first big crush. I received a glossy print with his (preprinted) autograph on it and on the back was an offer to join his official fan club!
I joined that and got a folder, a bookmark, a shiny blue pencil with ‘Jonathan Taylor Thomas Fan Club’ written on it, and an 8x10 photo. I kept it all until a few years ago when I decided that since I was almost 40, I didn’t need it anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 19, 2023 2:46 AM|
DL fav Olivia de Havilland. Not suprisingly the epitome of gracious
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 19, 2023 2:46 AM|
R10 You must locate him now so we can see what he looks like
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 19, 2023 2:48 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 19, 2023 2:49 AM|
what most people don't know - is that the stars pay out of their own pocket the money for postage and pictures to respond back
You might think, what is a 50 cent stamp. But multiple that by 3,000 every month and it does add up. With stationary, the pictures, postage - some stars even hire someone to handle their fan mail. All out of the actors pocket
Some stars absorb the cost themselves, because they are grateful for the fans. Other stars don't respond, because they neither have the time, or they don't want to spend the money to respond.
But with the internet, stars have done away with all this postage and either respond online or charge through Cameo
Other stars, if you want an autographed picture - star would be happy to sign a picture. But if you want it, you have to send a self-addressed stamped envelope or fed-ex package so the star doesn't pay anything, Except their time.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 19, 2023 2:54 AM|
R12 I’m dying for an update on him! If that pic of the guy walking the dogs from a year or so ago was him, he looks decent.
By 1997 I had outgrown him, but I can’t believe how in love with him I was from 1994-1997.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 19, 2023 2:54 AM|
I wrote a letter to Queen Elizabeth for the Jubilee earlier in 2022 and got back a nice response. I think that was my first fan letter.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 19, 2023 2:56 AM|
Not exactly a fan letter but when I was a Freshman in college I managed to get Patti LuPone’s phone number when she was in Minneapolis doing As You Like It at the Guthrie. Believe it or not I was dared by some of guys in my dorm to call her, so after one night and a couple of beers, I did. Why they would’ve had known who she was is beyond me, except I must’ve have babbled about EVITA and there were a couple of soccer players from NY and NJ.I was at a s college in the South. I figure they must’ve seen that damn commercial, which apparently aired constantly.I actually woke her up even though I thought I accounted for the time difference. She was a bit reserved at first until I said something that she actually found funny , then she warmed up and spoke to me for about five minutes. I thanked her, asked her for an autograph photo and she said to send her a self addressed envelope care of the theatre..I did include a letter of apology and she did send me the photo.
About 2 years later I did get to meet her and she obviously recollected the incident. As a matter fact she hugged me and said “I’m so glad we finally got to meet” and introduced me to tell former members of The Acting Company. Back then she was delightful and more fun apparently . Now it seems like you never know what you might get. I’ve had subsequent experiences with her that were either wonderful or not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 19, 2023 2:57 AM|
I sent a letter to DC Comics in the early 1970s when I was but a little child and received a postcard replying to the comments I sent.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 19, 2023 2:57 AM|
Embarrassingly once, yes, to someone who played gay on TV. I got a signed autograph photo back. I cringe at myself but this was way back in the late 90s when gay people didn't get much representation on TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 19, 2023 2:58 AM|
R19, Kerr Smith? He was a nice guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 19, 2023 3:01 AM|
R19 Who was it?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 19, 2023 3:02 AM|
In about 1980 I was a teenager with an interest in silent movies and I wrote a fan letter to Lillian Gish. She never responded.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 19, 2023 3:14 AM|
She'll get around to it eventually, R22.
Her arthritis has been kicking in and Dorothy's not there to lick the stamps anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 19, 2023 3:17 AM|
Cher in 1976. She sent a signed 8x10 and a printed postcard.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 19, 2023 3:20 AM|
Yes, to Beverly Sills . . . not for her personal performance, but for a wonderful double-bill performance of her company combining the opera [italic] Dido and Aeneas [/italic] and the ballet [italic] Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme [/italic] with Peter Martins dancing. She wrote me back, longhand, a most gracious and spirited note.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 19, 2023 3:21 AM|
As a gayling I wrote a letter to QEII asking for an autograph. I got a polite "sorry, kid" reply from a lady-in-waiting.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 19, 2023 3:21 AM|
As a teen I wrote to Gower Champion and Robert Morse. They both wrote me lovely letters back with Champion explaining some of his staging for Dolly. I certainly didn't throw them out but I have no idea where they are now. There have been a few moves.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 19, 2023 3:27 AM|
Can I include how I sent Jane Fonda a message on her website back when that was possible, and she answered me.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 19, 2023 3:48 AM|
[quote]R14 Other stars don't respond, because they neither have the time, or they don't want to spend the money to respond.
Or they don’t want stalkers.
It’s dangerous to let a perhaps deranged stranger feel they have an increasing closeness with you.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 19, 2023 3:58 AM|
I sent letters to Judith Chapman (Y&R) and Danny Markel (AW), and they both sent handwritten letters. Judith enclosed a signed photo card as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 19, 2023 4:03 AM|
I wrote to, and received beautiful hand-written replies from Doris Day and Barbara Feldon. Both letters were several pages long, and they seemed genuinely pleased to hear from a fan who remembered their work fondly. Doris Day wrote her letter in a bold, red felt-tipped pen.
Never got a reply from Dawn Wells.
I wrote to Allyn Ann McLeary and never got a reply -but I heard that she was suffering from Alzheimer's, and she died not long after I wrote.
I sent a note to Rodney Dangerfield when he was in the hospital, and received a brief note from his widow. Likewise, I wrote a note to the widow of Pacific Overtures star Mako after his passing, and received a nice card back.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 19, 2023 4:10 AM|
[quote]R31 Never got a reply from Dawn Wells.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 19, 2023 4:27 AM|
Maybe around 20, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 19, 2023 4:34 AM|
I wrote to Micheal Jackson in early 1990s and never got a response
My best friend always got responses from the multitude of celebs she wrote to
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 19, 2023 4:40 AM|
[quote] I wrote to Rider Strong (Boy Meets World) in 1995.
He was very cute. I don't blame you for doing so.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 19, 2023 4:43 AM|
[quote] I joined that and got a folder, a bookmark, a shiny blue pencil with ‘Jonathan Taylor Thomas Fan Club’ written on it, and an 8x10 photo. I kept it all until a few years ago when I decided that since I was almost 40, I didn’t need it anymore.
Would you perhaps be interested in putting it on EBay? Some may have a need.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 19, 2023 4:44 AM|
Yes, I once wrote Ruth Warrick, Phoebe on ALL MY CHILDREN, to tell her even though I was in college, Phoebe was my favorite character, and that I’d read my grandmother’s copy of her autobiography. I never heard back, and had forgotten about it until years later, an envelope showed up at my parents house addressed to me. Ruth sent a signed photo and apologized for the delayed response and wrote that she had discovered her “now FORMER (underlined)” secretary had been hiding fan mail! I got a kick out of that.
I also wrote Julianne Moore, seriously. It was toward the end of her run on AS THE WORLD TURNS. She sent a lovely personal letter, and THREE autographed photos; two headshots, and one of her and Valerie Bertinelli from the miniseries I’LL TAKE MANHATTAN.
I’m sad to say I lost all of these photos and letters in moves over the years. I wish I still had them!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 19, 2023 4:49 AM|
I'd forgotten Julianne Moore was in I'll Take Manhattan.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 19, 2023 4:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 19, 2023 4:55 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 19, 2023 4:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 19, 2023 5:00 AM|
Yes, as a southern gayling, I wrote fan mail to the original cast of RENT (god - so embarrassing - MARY) and they all responded with handwritten notes except for Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 19, 2023 5:04 AM|
I have a reverse story: my early ‘90s bf was in a niche, west-coast-of-Canada-famous punk band, and he somehow got fan mail from a guy in fucking CUBA, of all places. It was a wonderful letter. I kept pestering him to write back, send CDs, merch, anything - hell, I offered to pay for postage, but the fucking idiot never did. I always felt really bad for that Cuban kid who had somehow heard of them and liked them enough to send them a letter.
My sister did write to Diana, Princess of Wales after her wedding, and got a nice, hanwritten note from one of her ladies in waiting thanking her for her kind words, etc. My sister kept it in a plastic dollar store frame for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 19, 2023 5:23 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 19, 2023 5:25 AM|
[quote] I always felt really bad for that Cuban kid who had somehow heard of them and liked them enough to send them a letter.
And that Cuban kid - Fidel Castro.
[quote] In 1940, a young Fidel Castro sent a letter to the White House praising Franklin Roosevelt and asking for a $10 bill
[quote] Castro was a teenager with basic English skills when he sent then-President Franklin Roosevelt a handwritten letter praising the American leader. He also had one special request: He wanted to add a $10 bill to his collection of American currency.
[quote] “My good friend Roosevelt,” the letter Castro began, “I like to hear the radio, and I am very happy because I heard in it that you will be President for a new [term]. “If you like, give me a ten dollars bill green american in the letter because never, I have not seen a ten dollars bill green american and I would like to have on of them.”
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 19, 2023 5:27 AM|
I wrote a fan letter to a soap star and got a lovely response; a headshot and a standard pre-printed letter WITH a personalized message for me at the bottom that was specific to my inquiry to her. (Why repeat all the standard, biographical stuff everyone wants to know? Smart to pre-print all that.)
Years later, I met her.
Nothing could ever be enough. Actors. Never happy. Not happy when not working. Not happy when not working. Nothing I could say or do could be taken at face value. I feel badly for her. I've met other people though and I'm glad I did.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 19, 2023 5:29 AM|
That’s fascinating, R45! (That sounds like sarcasm, bit it’s not!)
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 19, 2023 5:29 AM|
"Not happy when working. Not happy when not working."
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 19, 2023 5:29 AM|
[quote]r34 I wrote to Micheal Jackson in early 1990s and never got a response
I’m glad he died!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 19, 2023 5:29 AM|
When I was in second grade the class was told to write letters to famous people. I think half the class didn't quite get it and wrote ones to the deceased. Regardless, I had fallen in love with this cartoon strip called Peanuts and so I wrote to Charles Schultz and asked him how he got his ideas -- I have no idea how anyone knew his address -- maybe we sent it to the newspaper the comic appeared in? -- but a month later I received a lovely, surprisingly long letter from him talking about his inspirations and thanking me for being his fan. I still have the letter, framed.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 19, 2023 5:35 AM|
I forgot about this. Via mutual friends who suggested , after Jane Connell suffered a stroke, that she would enjoy get well cards etc and gave out her address. I had a couple rare live recordings and some video appearances from fund raising events that I thought she may or may not even be aware existed. Put together a little package and sent them with a card and got the loveliest letter from her husband Gordon.He said she actually was able to smile and react even though she could no longer speak and that I gave that dear crazy little soul (who was so much a part of my childhood) that pleasure did warm my heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 19, 2023 5:36 AM|
Love both your stories, R17 and R51.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 19, 2023 5:45 AM|
R50, before the internet I recall directories in libraries that had addresses to contact famous people, likely through their representatives/agents, and public officials.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 19, 2023 5:49 AM|
R46, I has menstrual cramps that day!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 19, 2023 5:49 AM|
Jodie got all upset..
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 19, 2023 5:50 AM|
Back in the early 90s, I was Mayor of a small town in the UK. Each year there was a civic dinner, where the great and the good would attend and after the meal there would be speeches and toasts. The most important would be to The Queen. Well I wrote to Buckingham Palace to explain that the loyal toast would be proposed to The Queen. A few days later I received a telegram, (Yes, Buckingham Palace still sent telegrams back then) from The Queen's Private Secretary telling me that The Queen was pleased to hear of our best wishes and sent her's to the town and it's people. I still have the telegram. It's a prize possession.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 19, 2023 5:57 AM|
Yes, I wrote a fan letter to Nancy Lee Grahn when she was on Santa Barbara. Everyone at my high school (boys and girls) raced home to watch it. I got a signed photo and I was pretty happy with that.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 19, 2023 5:59 AM|
I sent one to Linda Blair when she was still making TV movies (I hadn't seen "The Exorcist" yet). I got a nice handwritten note from some underling and encouragement to see her next movie "Exorcist II".
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 19, 2023 6:04 AM|
I wrote to Sally Ross.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 19, 2023 6:04 AM|
R57, I was fresh and not suffering from menstrual cramps that day.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 19, 2023 6:09 AM|
In the 70's I wrote Lucille Ball, Mae West, and Carol Burnett. All of them replied with autographed photos. I asked Carol if I could be on her show, and the signed reply was a kind no, but she gave me advice on how to study for a career in show business (which luckily for audiences everywhere, I never pursued). I still have the all of the pictures, and the letter from Carol.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 19, 2023 6:29 AM|
R34 if you spelled his name as “Micheal” I’m not surprised.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 19, 2023 6:40 AM|
Many years ago I wrote to my favorite cartoonist and a few weeks later I received a personalized cartoon from her with the character’s talk bubble responding to my comments. I had it professionally framed.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||January 19, 2023 7:19 AM|
I am NOT one of your F A N S!!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 19, 2023 7:23 AM|
I wrote to Bonnie Franklin in 1975 asking her for the secret to her success.
I never heard back. :-(
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 19, 2023 7:34 AM|
Do TV reality show participants count? I've had correspondence from several of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 19, 2023 7:34 AM|
W/W for R26.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 19, 2023 8:06 AM|
R7 "had" or "hadn't"?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||January 19, 2023 8:45 AM|
[quote] When I was in second grade the class was told to write letters to famous people. I think half the class didn't quite get it and wrote ones to the deceased.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||January 19, 2023 8:52 AM|
yes to jd salinger (catcher in the rye author), he wrote me the most beautiful romantic letter in return.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 19, 2023 9:03 AM|
Yes. To Abraham Lincoln in my early teens. But never got a response.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||January 19, 2023 9:09 AM|
Yes, to the folk singer Chad Mitchell. When he wrote back he actually apologized for taking so long, as he and his wife had moved in the interim!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 19, 2023 9:50 AM|
I wrote to Robin Williams fan club during my Mork and Mindy fervor of 1979. Someone wrote back. A nice postcard of Williams as Mork, the card said “Shazbot and nanoo nanoo” or whatever and was signed Robin Williams. I still have it.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||January 19, 2023 11:56 AM|
I once mailed a red ribbon to Deidre Hall and asked if she’d wear it on tv to support breast cancer. She sent it back and wrote “shove it up your ass.” The the next thing I knew she made a public statement about it. It unleashed a long and slow burn that still rears its ugly head years later.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||January 19, 2023 12:12 PM|
[quote] Yes, to Beverly Sills . . . not for her personal performance, but for a wonderful double-bill performance of her company combining the opera Dido and Aeneas and the ballet Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme with Peter Martins dancing. She wrote me back, longhand, a most gracious and spirited note.
Not a fan letter but I have a great Beverly Sills autograph story. I was an extra at the NYC Opera when it toured to DC. When I was in the dressing room, Beverly Sills, then the General Manager of the NYC Opera, stopped by. She was funny and kind. I asked for her autograph on a program, but all we could find was an eyeliner. So she signed with an eyeliner and said, "That won't last long!"
It HAS lasted almost 40 years. I put plastic wrap on top of it and have kept it in a file.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 19, 2023 1:33 PM|
I wrote a letter to Billy Joel in the late 80’s and invited him to my 7th birthday party. My mom got his address from an NYPD cop she knew and sent it off.
He did not attend my party, but he did send me an autographed black and white photo and wrote ‘Happy Birthday [redacted]! Have a Great Day!
I was happy with that.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||January 19, 2023 1:48 PM|
Not exactly a fan letter, but I wrote a letter to Pauline Kael, care of the New Yorker, and asked her what she thought of the movie "Jesus of Montreal". She wrote back a nice letter, saying she didn't have an opportunity to see it when it was playing in New York.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||January 19, 2023 2:19 PM|
Yes. To an Olympic eventing rider. I got an amazing and encouraging reply to stay in school because I wanted to work in veterinary medicine even then (I was 14) and was advised I can still be involved with the sport and that there should be more veterinarians competing in the sport.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||January 19, 2023 4:50 PM|
When she was a kid, she looked up swimmer Diana Nyad in the phone book, called her up, and had a fun conversation
|by Anonymous||reply 79||January 19, 2023 5:15 PM|
I got a DM response from Matt Bomer on Twitter once. It was about a teen fan of his in India who was threatening to kill himself. He wrote back an encouraging message for me to send to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||January 19, 2023 5:23 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||January 19, 2023 5:59 PM|
I wrote a letter to Miss Joan of Romper Room, circa 1957.
She replied and sent a coloring book and a "I am Romper Room Do Bee" button along with the letter.
My one and only brush with fame.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||January 19, 2023 6:04 PM|
[quote] I once mailed a red ribbon to Deidre Hall and asked if she’d wear it on tv to support breast cancer. She sent it back and wrote “shove it up your ass.” The the next thing I knew she made a public statement about it. It unleashed a long and slow burn that still rears its ugly head years later.
I have so many questions, but let’s start with what was her public statement? Did she call you out by name?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||January 19, 2023 6:27 PM|
R82, did you grow up in or around New York? I remember Miss Joan on Romper Room around that time, too. And you remind me that Uncle Fred Sayles used to display my drawings on Junior Frolics (channel 13).
|by Anonymous||reply 84||January 19, 2023 6:31 PM|
i was DMd by a famous hot actor. i was freaked but responded,. he kept asking for fotos and stuff....so fun
|by Anonymous||reply 85||January 19, 2023 6:47 PM|
No, R84. This was in St. Louis. Romper Room was on KTVI, Channel 2 (The ABC Network affiliate at the time).
IIRC, the show was a franchise and a lot of cities had their own version of the show that was produced locally.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||January 19, 2023 7:16 PM|
I remember her, and her successor, R82/R86.
You may be interested in this, if you can see it on Facebook. Sorry for this link - I don't do Facebook myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||January 19, 2023 7:23 PM|
Also, Miss Lois, RIP, of KTVI "Romper Room." I didn't like her as much as I did Miss Joan (Jane Pirtie).
It's a Fox station and so is the link station in Peoria. Cringing, but she was from there and did the local show there until moving to St. Louis.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||January 19, 2023 7:28 PM|
As long as we're going down Memory Lane, R87/R88, do you remember Popeye cartoons on Cookie and the Captain on Channel 4? Captain 11 and JoJo showing the Three Stooges on KPLR (who the hell thought it would be a good idea to let that old drunk Harry Fender around kids?). Corky the Clown on Channel 5?
My older sister and her Brownie troop were on the Texas Bruce and the Wrangler's Club show on Channel 5 on Christmas Eve, 1956. The troop from Immaculate Heart of Mary parish school included most of the girls in our development off Morganford Road, so the entire neighborhood was gathered around a neighbor's TV set to watch. Sadly, I think that is my sister's only brush with fame.
Hasta la vista, vaquero!
|by Anonymous||reply 89||January 19, 2023 8:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 90||January 19, 2023 8:08 PM|
Yeah, I wrote a gushing fan letter to AM Homes on her website. She actually responded twice! I also wrote to Barbara Ehrenreich through her site (the same night as I was bored and sober and living in Maine) and she replied once. Both were polite and courteous and though it was a positive experience for me, that was the last time I reached out to someone famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||January 19, 2023 8:28 PM|
When I was little, I wrote a letter to Dear Abby. My question wasn't published, but I did get a response letter from her (or her staff).
I also wrote a letter to Herb Caen (San Francisco columnist), taking issue with one of his columns. He wrote back and acknowledged the points I had made. Very gracious.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||January 19, 2023 8:57 PM|
This does suddenly remind me that I did write to Eartha Kitt after seeing her cabaret act at the Café Carlyle. I don’t even remember her songs so much… it was more the impact of seeing someone with 70-odd years of experience and technique perform for an hour a few feet away. Just this deep, rich history being drawn on and played out in front of you.
She wrote back on a postcard from the Concord. I guess when she flies it she swipes a couple extra (as her engagement was still playing in town at the time.)
|by Anonymous||reply 93||January 19, 2023 9:17 PM|
I love this thread.
As a young gayling, I also wrote to Carol Burnett. I also wrote about being on her show. And I also got a typed form letter back. It was still exciting. It has embossed letter head from the show. I wish I still had it.
The second one was to Bernadette Peters(how in the world did my parents not know was gay?). I got a lovely handwritten letter back.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||January 19, 2023 9:38 PM|
R78, did you end up in veterinary medicine after all?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||January 20, 2023 12:07 AM|
[quote] When she was a kid, she looked up swimmer Diana Nyad in the phone book, called her up, and had a fun conversation
Who was “she”?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||January 20, 2023 12:08 AM|
R77 - re Pauline Kael. In the 1980s I wrote to her c/ The New Yorker to say I was having trouble finding one of her books and she replied sending me a copy. After that every time she published a book she would send me a copy. She was very generous. The books were always autographed but I could see her handwriting get weaker as her Parkinsons set in.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||January 20, 2023 12:21 AM|
Yes, to Maureen McCormick when I was 10 or 11.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||January 20, 2023 12:27 AM|
I sent a birthday card to Troy Aikman once and got stuff to join his fan club. Which I did. 😛
|by Anonymous||reply 99||January 20, 2023 12:31 AM|
R99, did you stuff Troy Aikman?
|by Anonymous||reply 100||January 20, 2023 12:33 AM|
Yes to Grassle.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||January 20, 2023 12:37 AM|
Yes, and I'm still embarrassed by it. She put a halt to her career a few years later. I never got a response.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||January 20, 2023 12:38 AM|
I wrote Hal Prince a letter telling him how much I loved the FOLLIES recording and that I wouldn't be able to see the show but that it seemed wonderful. I got a signed note back from him thanking me and saying it was too bad that I wouldn't get to see it but the recording would give me some idea of it. I put it in my FOLLIES scrapbook.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||January 20, 2023 12:45 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 104||January 20, 2023 12:52 AM|
Nancy Frangione the one, the only Cecile DePoulignac.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||January 20, 2023 12:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 106||January 20, 2023 1:10 AM|
I have actually-
Dear Mr. Gable, I am writing this to you,
and I hope that you will read it, so you'll know...
|by Anonymous||reply 107||January 20, 2023 1:22 AM|
R2 I should have written to Liz!
I wrote Marj Dusay.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||January 20, 2023 1:31 AM|
[r17] thank you for your story. You said subsequent experiences with her weren’t as great. What happened?
I’ve met her 4 times and tried to get a picture with her each time and she has declined every time. She’s always been generous with autographs..but I get the whole mixed bag thing with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||January 20, 2023 1:38 AM|
Yes, back in 1981 when I was a little girl in the 3rd grade to the singer Vicki Carr. I grew up near the Tex Mex border and the inhabitants of my town was about 90% Mexican American. My teacher made an assignment for us to write to a famous Mexican American. He put up several pics to choose from. Ms Carr was the only female and I thought she was so pretty. I wrote a few lines and told her I liked her a lot and told her how pretty she is. Mind you I've never heard of her before. A few weeks later I got an 8 by 10 picture signed by her. Totally wasn't expecting that! It was really sweet of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||January 20, 2023 2:05 AM|
Oh yes. I wrote quite a few, back in the 1980s, to older movie stars. Elizabeth Taylor (of course), Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Angie Dickinson, etc. I received autographed letters and photos. They were so gracious and I'm still thrilled to have them.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||January 20, 2023 2:56 AM|
Yes, I wrote one to Ace of Base back in the day :D
|by Anonymous||reply 112||January 20, 2023 2:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||January 20, 2023 3:01 AM|
I'm reminded of two times when I was in an online chatroom (remember those?) dedicated to theatre. There was a lot of discussion about Stephen Fry suddenly dropping out of a West End show and out of sight. Fry was known to frequent that board/room, and people were saying some pretty shitty things. I wrote a defense, saying that no one had any facts and that the speculation was cruel and unnecessary. I was surprised to get a private message from him, thanking me and telling me where he was and what was going on. Of course, I didn't believe it was him -until the next day his official statement appeared and corroborated what he had said to me the day before.
Similarly, someone was bashing a Broadway actor who happens to be a friend of mine, and with whom I had worked in several shows. I wrote back that the poster was full of shit and couldn't possibly know him because he's actually a very sweet and down-to-earth guy. A couple of days later I got an email from Lea Salonga (the original Miss Saigon) who had worked with my friend on that show and in Les Miz. She was very sweet and said I was a good friend to stand up for him like that. We actually traded emails for a little while.
Celebrities do, from time to time, visit boards like these!
|by Anonymous||reply 114||January 20, 2023 3:21 AM|
I also wrote Fifi d'Orsay twice and she responded back with two notes on postcards. I don't know why I didn't write Ethel Shutta. My best friend Mark did and he got a signed photo back from her. I had her represented in my scrapbook with this sheet music...
|by Anonymous||reply 115||January 20, 2023 3:21 AM|
From Jennifer Lawrence website under the heading "Fan Mail"
Due to the overwhelming volume in fan mail and Jennifer’s desire to answer all her fans, we Need your Help! Please send a self addressed stamped envelope (minimum size 8.5″ x 4″) with your request letter and include the photograph or item that you want autographed.
You can include a piece of cardboard to keep the photo from bending in shipping and also add “Please Do Not Bend” on the envelopes.
If you have sent Jennifer fan mail in the past but failed to include a self addressed stamped envelope, please resend your request so she can get back to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||January 20, 2023 3:25 AM|
cheap ass cunt
|by Anonymous||reply 117||January 20, 2023 3:31 AM|
I've written a letter to Diddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||January 20, 2023 3:34 AM|
[quote]Did you ever write a fan letter?
Why, yes, sir. On the side opposite the pretty flowers, sir.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||January 20, 2023 4:10 AM|
I sent a fan letter as a boy to Ron Husman. I got nothing back but an 8x10 with a signature. I was kind of hurt. No best wishes no glad you enjoyed the show. Guess he could tell this kid was besotted with him and he was disgusted.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||January 20, 2023 8:29 AM|
Oh, God yes. In the 60's and the early 70's it was definitely a thing to do! And while I don't recall getting actual, personalized letters back, you almost always got autographed glossy photos. Rock stars, sports stars, TV personalities.
A notable one was The Doors - I got a picture of the band signed by all four (not mimeographed, either - the ball-point pen ink made its impression through onto the back). I still have that one framed now - and it was last appraised at a couple thousand $$.
Another notable one was Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates. I received an autographed photo from him, too. He then died in the plane crash about 2 weeks after I received the reply. I'm crushed that I lost track of that photo. I believe it was stashed along with my childhood memorabilia - most of which got washed away in Superstorm Sandy. If I had it today, it would be worth a few thousand $$
|by Anonymous||reply 121||January 20, 2023 9:01 AM|
[quote] Who was “she”? (referring to R79)
Sorry, in my haste, I left out that the "she" was my sister
|by Anonymous||reply 122||January 20, 2023 1:45 PM|
I was such a music dork. In high school I wrote a fan letter to John Mauceri, the conductor at the Kennedy Center. He wrote back a lovely letter
|by Anonymous||reply 123||January 20, 2023 1:46 PM|
I taught 9th grade English. One of the assignments was to write to someone ( anyone in the world) with a question or comment to see who responded. Interesting as to who actually did. The first response came from Mark Hamill, followed by Bob Saget, and Margaret Thatcher. Usually, the bigger the star, the less likely a response. One kid wrote to a pro football player and got a response from his wife who said that her husband was unable to read well, so she was responding. He was an all-pro.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||January 20, 2023 2:48 PM|
[quote]cheap ass cunt
Now, R117, no need to put yourself down. Miss Lawrence is under no obligation to supply her fans with photos or postage.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||January 20, 2023 3:32 PM|
R124 Margaret Thatcher! She had time to respond?
Did she sign her name "Hateful Destructive Cunt?"
|by Anonymous||reply 126||January 20, 2023 3:37 PM|
I used to work at a studio where a soap opera was taped and I was walking by one of the top stars of the show's dressing room.
STACKS of letters and the rumor was that this particular star never wrote back to anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||January 21, 2023 4:40 AM|
[quote] STACKS of letters and the rumor was that this particular star never wrote back to anyone.
Why I will not respond to fan letters.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||January 21, 2023 4:43 AM|
If you're not going to name the name, r127, keep your story to yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||January 21, 2023 4:44 AM|
R129, um yeah because people always give ALL the details on the DL.
Honestly, her not answering the letters may have been just a rumor. It would be irresponsible to label her as a flake when that may not be the truth.
R128, cute...I will say it was NOT D. Hall.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||January 21, 2023 4:59 AM|
Who is top billed on that program?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||January 21, 2023 5:01 AM|
As a child of the 90’s, I used to write fan emails and I actually got responses from the people I wrote (especially during the late 90’s and early 00’s). Among the people who replied were:
Anderson Cooper - I complimented him during a period he had been filling in for Aaron Brown on CNN. He was very kind in his response.
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis on Y&R) - She had just returned to Y&R and I wrote to say how excited I was, because her character had been one of my favorites. She was nice and even funny…but learning she’s a Scientologist was a letdown.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||January 21, 2023 5:05 AM|
I wrote to Ethan Mordden after reading Buddies. It was the late 80's and his work was very inspiring to me. I was moving from Alaska to New Jersey at the time - and his response was quiet friendly, but pretty much along the lines of "Alaska? New Jersey?... you poor thing." I was thrilled to get the response - signed "Bud," of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||January 21, 2023 9:22 AM|
How do you respond to stacks of letters when you've got a job? I've never understood this. I find responding to one a pain in the ass. And who wants to receive an acknowledgment from a secretary who forges the person's name?
|by Anonymous||reply 134||January 21, 2023 11:14 AM|
[quote] How do you respond to stacks of letters when you've got a job?
They hire a secretary, dictate the response to that secretary, who then types it up and submits it for signature
|by Anonymous||reply 135||January 21, 2023 11:46 AM|
Who also sometimes gets her face slashed. See Maureen Stapleton in The Fan
|by Anonymous||reply 136||January 21, 2023 12:04 PM|
R135 Did you read my post? Your comprehension abilities need some work. I already said they use a secretary. And you are very very naive. If they are a big star with a ton of mail they are not going to be dictating letters and signing their responses. The signatures are forged by a secretary. Or like the soap star completely ignored.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||January 21, 2023 12:38 PM|
I wrote to Alicia Minshew, Kendall #2 on All My Children, and she wrote back with a very kind personal note. That’s the last one I ever sent, and I can’t even remember what moved me to send it.
The only non-soap person I’ve written to is artist/writer Terry Moore to tell him how much his Strangers in Paradise series had meant to me. Lovely response from him. Met him a few years later..super nice guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||January 21, 2023 2:10 PM|
I've mentioned this story on DL before...
After reading his novel 'Good Times/Bad Times', I wrote a fan letter to James Kirkwood. I received a very nice note in response.
Years later - this is the short version - I was friends with a writer from Atlanta who had hosted a cocktail party for Kirkwood when he was on a book tour - I think it was for 'P.S. Your Cat is Dead'. This friend came to NYC to visit me, and while in NYC, Kirkwood invited us both for drinks. I'm pretty sure Kirkwood lived in Lincoln Towers. While having drinks at his apartment, I sheepishly explained to Kirkwood that I had written him a fan letter. He got up, went into (what I believe was) his bedroom and returned with the letter I had written him.
I have no idea how he was able to do that, unless he had all his fan letters sorted alphabetically. I don't remember now if I even asked him how. I was rather star-struck.
He was very gracious that night (and was also very good looking.) It's one of my favorite memories.
I saw him again, years later, one afternoon at the 'Swamp' in the Hamptons on Long Island in NY. I didn't have the balls to interrupt him; he was surrounded by golden boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||January 21, 2023 3:06 PM|
Not everyone has a secretary forge their name. It’s not that hard to just sign a stack of pre-typed letters.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||January 21, 2023 3:59 PM|
Don’t argue with r135. His only connection to fan mail is having watched Mommie Dearest thirty-seven times.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||January 21, 2023 4:49 PM|
Margaret Snatcher. I asked her how often she shaved her snatch
|by Anonymous||reply 142||January 21, 2023 9:29 PM|
Alright moron you're getting on my nerves. Did I say everyone? No. I said those who get A LOT of mail. You think movie stars, TV stars including soap stars are dictating fan mail responses and signing them? You'd have to be an idiot to think that.
And yes a lot of those signatures are forgeries if they aren't out and out rubber stamped. You must have a huge collection of big star letters and autographs that are worthless.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||January 22, 2023 12:53 AM|
[quote] Alright moron you're getting on my nerves
What a pissy little bitch you are
|by Anonymous||reply 144||January 22, 2023 12:57 AM|
I wrote to Joyce DeWitt about 15 years ago and got a nice autographed photo back. Such a class act.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||January 22, 2023 1:01 AM|
Rosanna Arquette wrote one to Holly Hunter. Holly says it is the only one she ever got. See 28.15.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||January 22, 2023 1:13 AM|
I sat on a copier once and sent a fanny letter.
Does that count?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||January 22, 2023 1:33 AM|
Via facsimile, R147?
|by Anonymous||reply 148||January 22, 2023 1:35 AM|
[quote] They hire a secretary, dictate the response to that secretary, who then types it up and submits it for signature
Back in the 90s there were actually companies that dealt with fan mail for stars. All fan mail would go directly to the company, not the star, and the company would send a form letter with a printed signature back to the letter writer
The star would never see the fan mail, nor be bothered or kept up to date on how much or how little mail they got - out of sight, out of mind
They paid a monthly fee, and wouldn't have to deal with any fan mail ever again.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||January 22, 2023 1:38 AM|
[quote] out of sight, out of mind
These stars don't see fan mail as real mail. Because their minds, these letter writers are responding to the character they are playing. They are not responding to them as a person, because people who see them on TV don't know them.
So to them, fan mail is not real mail. Either ignore it, throw it in the garbage, or hire companies to deal with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||January 22, 2023 1:40 AM|
Jeanne Cooper (Kay Chancellor, Young & Restless) was very good about fan requests. My friend used to work in a hotel and he said one of the housekeepers was a huge fan of Cooper / Y&R. Cooper was a guest of the hotel and somehow that housekeeper got to meet and talk with Jeanne. Next thing you know, the housekeeper received a cast photo (Y&R) signed by all of the Y&R cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||January 22, 2023 1:44 AM|
The letter went to Robert Goulet, R148. If I sent it by facsimile they'd have checked at my office, and Bob would have had my number.
We were trying to keep things quiet at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||January 22, 2023 1:48 AM|
I wrote to Marjorie Mains. I told her how she was my idol and I look like her
|by Anonymous||reply 153||January 22, 2023 1:56 AM|
How many Marjorie Mains did you write to, r153?
|by Anonymous||reply 154||January 22, 2023 2:24 AM|
The one who worked at Walmarts
|by Anonymous||reply 155||January 22, 2023 2:26 AM|
I liked her as Ma Kettles.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||January 22, 2023 2:30 AM|
I wrote to Bette Davis when I was in high school. I sent her a pencil drawing I made of her in The Petrified Forest (haha. I really did). A few weeks later, a big manilla envelope arrived with a photo autographed to me. It was a photo of a painting of her. There were a lot of stamps on the envelope and it was addressed to me and had the return address (in Bel Air). It was all in her handwriting. No note, but she took the time to do that.
I had a piece of sheet music from The Glenn Miller Story, so I sent it to June Allyson to sign, as well as a lobby card from The Stratton Story. She signed them both. The sheet music had a photo of her and Jimmy Stewart, and she signed it over her head, then drew a heart next to Jimmy.
When I was about 16 I saw Van Johnson in a play in Ogunquit and wrote him a short letter - he sent me back a photo autographed in red magic marker with a smilie face and a "Happy Thoughts" written under it.
I also wrote to Lauren Bacall - never heard back.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||January 22, 2023 3:09 AM|
[quote] When I was about 16 I saw Van Johnson
Golden Age Hollywood Queen Van Johnson
|by Anonymous||reply 158||January 22, 2023 3:12 AM|
R158 No, the other Van Johnson.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||January 22, 2023 3:15 AM|
Minshew is known for being extremely nice as is co-star from AMC Cameron Mathison.
Posters above who said that they use a secretary are correct.
I knew a young woman who worked for numerous soap stars on west coast shows (not the actress with stacks of mail, possibly unanswered.)
The assistant opens the letters, reads them, drafts a response, the star signs and off the letters and signed photos go...the assistant told me she'd flag certain letters...if a fan was terminal, very elderly, was an exceptionally long time fan...occasionally, the actor would reach out with a phone call. I forget what the going rate was...a buck a letter? .50?
Yes, this is a time and money commitment for the actor. But the assistant helps cut down on the time. As far as the money's concerned, no, you can't place a monetary reward for the star...but if they ever need fans to speak up for them come renewal time, then a few letters back to a person over the years is suddenly gold to them.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||January 22, 2023 3:24 AM|
R134 / R137 / R143 , etc, is one bitter queen who didn't get ANY of her letters answered.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||January 22, 2023 3:37 AM|
[quote]r157 I also wrote to Lauren Bacall - never heard back.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||January 22, 2023 3:42 AM|
I once had a hookup with a guy who had a wall display of autographed pics of movie stars. It was like a home version of Sardi's. I forget what the sex was like.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||January 22, 2023 3:43 AM|
[quote] I also wrote to Lauren Bacall - never heard back.
Perhaps your letter arrived on Tuesday morning when she was busy shopping?
|by Anonymous||reply 164||January 22, 2023 3:44 AM|
[quote]I also wrote to Lauren Bacall - never heard back.
She knew...you'd smear!
|by Anonymous||reply 165||January 22, 2023 3:51 AM|
Her professional advice is: Get off your Hmm and Go!
|by Anonymous||reply 166||January 22, 2023 4:11 AM|
When I was younger I volunteered to helped read and respond to letters sent to one of the most famous people in the world.
A lot of the responses were based on templates depending on the subject matter, but significantly poignant letters were set aside for a personal response.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||January 22, 2023 10:12 AM|
R161 thinks his autographed pictures of David Cassidy and Donny Osmond which he received from their fan clubs 50 years ago are real.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||January 22, 2023 11:24 AM|
An actress told me her agent had a special assistant for her fan mail. This was no doubt due to the actress playing an iconic character in a film. Unfortunately she also got a stalker.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||January 22, 2023 11:28 AM|
Lauren Bacall didn’t answer you back because Maureen Stapleton ripped up the letter before it got her!
|by Anonymous||reply 170||January 22, 2023 12:48 PM|
[quote] [R161] thinks his autographed pictures of David Cassidy and Donny Osmond which he received from their fan clubs 50 years ago are real.
Watch out. R168 is getting annoyed again
And you know what happens when she gets annoyed!
|by Anonymous||reply 171||January 22, 2023 1:31 PM|
[quote] And you know what happens when she gets annoyed!
She whines like a little baby?
|by Anonymous||reply 172||January 22, 2023 1:31 PM|
I guess if it is an "important" celebrity they may not personally respond or sign things, but when they're old (in the case of June Allyson, for instance, who was in her 80s, and lived in Ojai with her husband, a dentist), I doubt she had a secretary. As for Bette Davis, while it's possible someone could have forged the signature and message, the signature and writing were identical to her handwriting I found elsewhere...and it seems unlikely a secretary would then go on to forge Bette's handwriting on the envelope, both the address and the return address! As for Van Johnson, I had an autographed program from the play, also in red marker, since I met him afterwards, and the writing was identical to the signature and writing on the photo (and a short note he sent about a play he was going to be doing).
Starngely enough I think if you have a good eye and good instincts, you can tell when a star really responds in a personal way, and when it's just a secretary or factotum.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||January 22, 2023 5:55 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 174||January 22, 2023 5:56 PM|
I wrote many fan letters in my youth. A few I remember- the first one a I wrote was to Kathy Garver. She sent an autographed photo as did Patty Duke. I wrote to Michelle Lee when she was in "Seesaw" and she sent a photo plus a very nice letter where she talked about the things I wrote. I wrote to Cathy Rigby who answered my letter with one of her own. In my letter, I mentioned how I thought she looked like Ann-Margret. Many years later I waited on her when she was staying at the hotel where I worked. I mentioned my letter and she remembered it because no one had ever said that to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||January 22, 2023 6:48 PM|
She looks like she could eat an apple through a chainlink fence. Talk about a toothsome woman 😬
|by Anonymous||reply 176||January 22, 2023 6:52 PM|
I don't see the resemblance between Cathy Rigby and Ann-Margret.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||January 22, 2023 6:52 PM|
I was 10, R177, what can I say?
I forgot one! I think I've told this story on DL before. So in college, my BFF and I got drunk and wrote a letter to Edie McClurg. We told her we were drunk and we included Polaroid photos of ourselves. Several weeks later we both got photos and letters where she told us that she loved all of her fans, "...even the drunk ones!..."
|by Anonymous||reply 178||January 22, 2023 7:03 PM|
Do people still write to stars or do they just email or try to contact them through FB, Twitter, or Instagram?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||January 22, 2023 8:09 PM|
I was really into Bollywood for a while and I contacted all sorts of Indian actors on Facebook. Even the big name ones responded, all of them amazed that an American was watching their films. My favorite was Himanshu Malik - he was such a hunk back then. I even told him I was gay and would happily watch a movie of him walking back and forth and he thought that was funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||January 22, 2023 8:43 PM|
I have often attended the Palm Springs Film Festival when either the directors or stars of the films are available for Q and As after the films. If I like the film, especially one of the gay-themed films, I have looked up the people who impressed me (either the actor or director) and have sent off emails thanking them for having made the film. Generally I receive an email reply. None of these people are world-famous, and most of the films are independent films, generally low-budget. I think the recipients of my emails are grateful that someone watched and enjoyed. In my experience, performers are eager for feedback and everyone can use an ego-boost now and then.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||January 22, 2023 9:38 PM|
R168 needs a signature ... on a meds Rx.
I can't imagine living with so much rage and venom.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||January 22, 2023 10:57 PM|
R182 I can't imagine living with your profound stupidity and naiveite. Are you still writing letters to the Charlie's Angels fan clubs at the age of 72 poor dear and thinking those signatures on the photos are real?
|by Anonymous||reply 183||January 23, 2023 3:02 AM|
The Must-Have-The-Last-Word Troll is alive and well - and making a silly fool of herself!
|by Anonymous||reply 184||January 23, 2023 5:34 AM|
To Whom It May Concern,
It's a mystery. It's a mystery. My asshole is a mystery to me. It's a mystery to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||January 23, 2023 11:22 AM|
In 1982, Bette Davis visited Tower Records in Westwood for an album signing...
|by Anonymous||reply 186||January 24, 2023 9:26 PM|
R186 one of the worst albums ever recorded
|by Anonymous||reply 187||January 24, 2023 10:08 PM|
No but I once worked with a woman who sent Margaret Hamilton one when she was a young girl and she received "a beautiful autographed photo" of her. I told her she was being generous calling her beautiful and she got pissed off at me.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||January 24, 2023 10:42 PM|
R188 the woman must have had a lesbian thing for ugly women.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||January 24, 2023 11:01 PM|
R157, I had a black and white glamor photo of Lauren Bacall. I mailed it to her, and asked her to sign it. I enclosed a fan letter and a self enclosed stamped envelope. She mailed back the photo with her autograph. I was thrilled.
Then came Datalounge...
|by Anonymous||reply 190||January 24, 2023 11:17 PM|
Many. Here are some:
Barney Frank- wrote to him after 9/11/01 and he called me immediately. We hooked up in DC. He also came to NYC and I took him to The Producers. We also went to closing night of Outfest in LA a couple years later. Once he got married, we drifted apart.
Victor Garber- wanted to hook up with him. After sending letter, I marched up to his Damn Yankees dressing room and no on stopped me. I asked him out and he said he was busy.
Nathan Lane- offered to give him a blowjob. He declined.
Erin Torpey- I was impressed she was on OLTL and in THE GOODBYE GIRL at the same time. She sent me an autographed photo that said “Keep smiling!”
Papa Joe Chevalier (national sports talk radio host)- after sending it, I would call in a lot and we would flirt. Then he came to NYC and we had a one night stand.
Half the cast of SEUSSICAL- not sure why but I brought congratulations cards to the theater on closing night. Men and women.
Some famous artist- I can’t remember his name. I saw him in a documentary and thought he was hot. We hooked up,
I’m friends with Stephan Fry by the way. We worked on the same TV show but had no scenes together. Still we contacted each other and have stayed in touch though it’s been a couple years since last contact. He said he wanted to be my boyfriend but by that time he was married. We did not hook up.
There are others.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||January 24, 2023 11:41 PM|
R188, that was bitchy.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||January 24, 2023 11:47 PM|
When I was 17 I wrote a fan letter to Paul McCartney during the Beatlemania years. Needless to say he never wrote back. That was the one and only fan letter I ever wrote to anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||March 1, 2023 7:11 AM|
No mention of me? Other than the utterly calumniating R141, as I do all of my own typing, and you should all know better.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||March 1, 2023 8:59 AM|
I got a signed publicity card and handwritten letter from Mark Conroy, gorgeous hunk from 80's Australian soap Sons & Daughters
|by Anonymous||reply 195||March 1, 2023 9:12 AM|
[quote]R194 I do all of my own typing, and you should all know better. —Joan Crawford
Another cunting lie from The Whore of Lies.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||March 1, 2023 9:56 AM|