Saturday, August 26, 2006
I have been a fan of Carrie Underwood's ever since seeing her audition on American Idol during Season 4. She instantly became one of my favorites, as has her CD Some Hearts. She's made quite an impact on country music in the shortwhile since being declared American Idol in 2005, winning a number of prestgious music awards from the Billboard Music, Country Music Televison and the Academy of Country Music.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Earlier this month I sent a request to Haylie Duff via the Broadway play Hairspray where she is currently performing the part of Amber Von Tussle. She plays Sandy on the WB's 7th Heaven. She is also a singer as well, and I love the cover of "Our Lips Are Sealed" that she recorded with her sister Hilary for the movie A Cinderella Story! I've been anxiously waiting for this reply and am happy to receive my 2 photos back signed and inscribed! She also included her own 8x10 color photo with a pre-printed autograph that she personalized to me.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Earlier this summer I had a success with Mel Stuart, but the photo I received had been damaged in the mail. I recently got around to sending another letter to him and quickly received another reply. Mr. Stuart was the director of 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, an adaption of the classic Rahl Dahl novel. He made a movie of the book at his daughter's suggestion. Rahl Dahl wasn't pleased with the result, so much that he refused to watch the movie in it's entirety! I received a black and white photo of Mel Stuart with Gene Wilder that was signed and inscribed to me. Mr.Stuart also enclosed a replica of the Golden Ticket that was autographed by him as well!
Saturday, August 19, 2006
I LOVE Disney movies and have a small collection of Disney related autographs (mostly voice actors and actresses). When I came across an mailing address online for Pixar Vice President John Lassester I decided to write to him. He has worked on many notable Disney movies such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and most recently Cars. Unfortunatley, John is too busy to personally reply to his fanmail, so the autograph is pre-printed. I'm not a big fan of pre-printed signatures in general, I'd much rather have the real thing. But wouldn't we all... Even though it's not an authentically signed photo it was still nice to receive something back and it is a cute photo!
Thursday, August 17, 2006
I recently received this photo from a young-up-and-coming actress Aria Wallace who starred in the movie The Perfect Man as Hilary Duff's character's younger sister. I'm not entirley sure that this one is authentic, because Aria is only 10 years old, and to me the writing on the picture doesn't seem like the penmanship of a 10 year old. But you never know... Anyway it's a cute inscription and picture at the very least!