Sunday, November 18, 2007

Piper Perabo

This month has been successful as well, bringing me an autograph from actress Piper Perabo. She has starred in movies such as Cheaper by the Dozen and Because I Said So. She sent me this signed and inscribed photo thats about 5x7 in size.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tony Danza

Next up is a BW 5x7 signed and inscribed photo from Tony Danza! When I was little I used to watch his television series Who's the Boss. I also think he did an awesome job as Mel Clark in the Disney movie Angels in the Outfield. More recently I was a fan of his afternoon talk show, The Tony Danza Show, which unfortunately was cancelled sometime within the past couple of years.

Jonathan Jackson

It's been awhile since I last posted and I have ALOT of updates! First of them being from actor Jonathan Jackson. I wrote him sometime late last year and in October I received this 8x10 BW inscribed and signed photo. I think Jonathan is a great actor, I really enjoyed him in the movies The Deep End of the Ocean, Tuck Everlasting and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. Jonathan also guest starred in one of my favorite episodes of Boy Meets World! :)

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Reba McIntire

I came home for the weekend and another autograph was waiting on my desk for me! This time it was from Country singer and actress Reba McIntire. I really enjoyed watching her on the WB series Reba. It was a good show, too bad it got cancelled! After seeing a success from her I decided to try her via venue at a performace she did earlier this month. On the 22nd I got back this nice signed and inscribed photo.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Geoffrey Rush

SOOOOO excite about this success!!!! I saw some successes from Geoffrey Rush who plays Captain Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean. My mom and I are really big fans of the movie so I printed up two pictures and sent them off to Mr. Rush near the end of August. He been answering alot of fan mail lately and this week I got my two photos back signed (one inscribed to me and the other to my mom). I LOVE how he writes a little bubble with a message from the monkey... too cute! He also wrote "Hi Shelley, thanks for your letter" on the cardboard I had put in the envelope to prevent the photos from bending. Most definitely one of my best successes!

Lance Bass

I came home for the weekend and found two autographs waiting for me. The first one is from Lance Bass of *Nsync. As a teenager I was a HUGE fan of boy bands, and*Nsync was one of my favorites. A few years I got Joey Fatone by writing him when he was in "Little Shop of Horrors" in NYC. I recently heard Lance Bass was playing Corney Collins in Broadway's Hairspray, so I decided to write him. I received the pin-up I sent signed and inscribed and he signed my index card. Only three more members to go and I'll have the whole band!!!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Adam Pascal

I found a 5x7 photo of Adam from RENT in the back of the binder I keep my autographs in that he returned to me unsigned the first time I wrote him this past winter. I decided since I went through all the trouble months ago to get this printed up I might as well send it off to him while he's still in RENT on Broadway. He returned it signed and inscribed and he spelt my name right this time!!!! :D

Laura Osnes and Max Crumm

Earlier this year I watched Laura and Max on the reality series Grease: Your the One I Want. The television show was an American Idol- like competition where the finalists competed for the lead roles of Sandy and Danny in the Broadway revival of the musical Grease which opened this summer! I sent of a letter to both Laura and Max and shortly after I received this sign Playbill. Laura stuck a L-shaped sticky on the back thanking me for my support. :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Jason Earles

Today brought me not only a signed photo but also a handwritten note from Jason Earles, who plays Jackson on the Disney show Hannah Montana! In the note he answered the questions that I asked him in my request letter. Awesome success! Now if only I can get Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus.... :)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Letters Sent...

I sent out another bunch of autographs this past month. After this I probably won't be able to sent out requests as frequently because in a few weeks I'll be moving back on campus and classes start up again. Anyways, here is who I wrote to most recently:

  • Piper Perabo [Actress; Cheaper by the Dozen, Because I Said So]
  • The Goo Goo Dolls [Band; known for their songs such as "Slide", "Broadway" and "Iris"]
  • Sir Elton John [Singer/Pianist; "Candle in the Wind"]
  • Bryan Adams [Singer; "Summer of '69" "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You"]
  • Ed Alonzo [Actor; played Max on the TV series Saved By the Bell]
  • John Ondrasik [Singer; also know as Five for Fighting, sings the songs "100 Years"and "The Riddle"]
  • Les Paul [American Jazz Guitarist; helped design one of the most famous model of guitars]
  • Jerry Bruckheimer [Director; Remember the Titans, Pirates of the Caribbean]

Kevin R. McNally

I received this autographed photo from Kevin R. McNally in July. I just realized I forgot to post it back then because I was having scanner issues. I was really happy to add his autograph to my growing collection of POTC related signatures. I think he did an awesome job as Mr. Gibbs in all three of the films!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp

Recently Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp returned to once again perform their original roles of Roger and Mark in Broadway's RENT. Although I've never saw the Broadway production I love the movie! I decided this was a great opportunity to write to them again. I sent them a movie ad I got from one of my old magazines and they both signed it. The signatures resemble the ones I previously received but these seem a little bit more messy. Still I do believe they are authentic, they probably just signed it in a rush before or in between shows or something! :)

Friday, July 13, 2007

Clint Kelly and Stacey London

This summer I became addicted to a few TLC shows, one of them being What Not To Wear. I think it would be alot of fun to go on that $5,000 shopping spree with Clint and Stacey! Last month I sent off a letter both of them. This week I got back this signed photo and a typed form letter!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Letters Sent...

Here's who I sent out to most recently:

  • Carole King [Singer/songwriter; is most well-known for her album 'Tapestry']
  • KT Tunstall [Singer; "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Suddenly I See"]
  • Kathryn Beaumont [Disney Voice Actress; was Wendy in Peter Pan and Alice in Alice and Wonderland]
  • Faith Hill & Tim McGraw [Country Singers]
  • Caroll Spinney [Voice of Big Bird and Oscar on Sesame Street]
  • Jason Earles [Actor; plays Jackson on Hannah Montana]
  • Kat Von D [Tatto Artist on TLC's Miami Ink]

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dane Cook

Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to find an autographed photo of Dane Cook in my mailbox! I wrote him either very late last year or very early this year. I didn't think it would take him this long to respond so I kinda gave up hope on receiving a response. I'm glad I got something back though! I love Dane and the cute inscription he wrote on the photo!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Mark Henn

I recently received an autograph for my Disney autograph collection! Mark Henn is an animator that has worked on many popular Disney movies such as Lilo & Stich, Pocohantas, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Best, and The Little Mermaid. He sent this nice inscribed 10x8 photo, although he spelled my name wrong. :(
Oh well, no biggie...he just forgot one "e"!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Peter Donald Badalamenti II

Today I got another success for my Pirates of the Caribbean collection. Last week I wrote to the actor who played Penrod in POTC 2 &3. He sent me this inscribed signed photo of Penrod, a signed photo of himself and a typed letter that he intialed at the bottom in silver.

Jo Anne Worley

Last week I recieved my 4x6 photo of the Beauty and the Beast character the Wardrobe, whom Ms. Worley provided the voice for. She even drew a cute little music note too!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Gwen Stefani

I sent Gwen the cover of the October 2005 cover of Allure. It was my favorite magazine cover and I had been saving it to send her via venue to get signed. I also included a photo of her from the same issue of Allure. However, my stuff must have gotten mixed up with someone elses. I got back 2 8x10 printed out on computer photo paper we well as a smaller size of two photos collaged together. I was really looking foward to getting my stuff back signed so I was a bit disappointed. Still a great signature to have though, as I really love Gwen's music!

Letters Sent to...

Since I last posted I bought Star Archive to use for a month so I can get some more addresses. I also sent out another batch of requests:

  • Kevin R. McNally [Actor; played Mr. Gibbs in all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies]
  • Jo Anne Worley [Actress; was the voice of the Wardrobe in Disney's Beauty & the Beast]
  • Eddie Kramer [Music producer and photographer; most well know for his work with Jimmy Hendix and Woodstock]
  • Zoe Saldana [Actress; played Kit in Crossroads, and Annamarie in POTC: Curse of the Black Pearl]
  • Fran Brill [ Voice Actress; provided the voice of Zoe on Seasme Street]
  • Stacey London and Clint Kelly [Fashion experts from TLC's What Not to Wear]
  • Mark Henn [Disney animator; has worked on movies such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Lilo & Stitch]
  • Peter Donald Badalamenti II [Actor; played Penrod in the 2nd and 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean movies]

Monday, June 04, 2007

Angela Lansbury

Just a few days ago I sent off pictures to actress Angela Lansbury who is currently starring in a play called "Deuce" in NYC. What a fast reponse! Today , I received the two 4x6 pictures from Beauty and the Beast that I sent back signed. She provided the voice of Mrs. Potts.

Sarah Dessen

A few weeks ago I sent a Myspace message to one of my favorite authors, Sarah Dessen. She writes YA fiction and I have read quite a few of her books. My all time favorite is The Truth About Forever. Today I received this note from her in the mail!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Letters Sent...

It's been awhile since I got around to posting a list of who I sent requests out to recently. I thought it was about time I add a new blog with that info! :)
  • The Pussycat Dolls [Band; "Don't Cha", "Wait a Minute"]
  • Mark Paul-Gosselaar [Actor; played Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell]
  • Joe Walsh [Singer; member of The Eagles]
  • Sarah Dessen [Author of YA books; Keeping the Moon and The Truth About Forever]
  • Diane Warren [Songwriter; wrote songs such as Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" and Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me"]
  • Gwen Stefani [Singer; "Cool", "Sweet Escape"]

Friday, May 18, 2007

Randy Meisner

Today's mail brought me another success from an Eagles member, bass guitarist and singer Randy Meisner. I sent out a letter to him recently so it didn't take very long at all for a response. So far, this means I have 2 out of the 7 members (past and present). Hopefully I will be able to "Take It to the Limit" and get the signatures of the other 5 members as well! :p

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Timothy B. Schmit

I sent an email to Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles last summer. Recently the manager of his website got back to me and Fed-Exed this autograph to me. It arrived the other day. Another great success! I LOVE the Eagles, they are one of my favorite bands. Now I am going to have to work on getting the rest of the band members! :p

Amanda Bynes

I'm really excited about this success! Not to long ago I wrote to Amanda via a set address for a new movie of her's, which finished up filming called Sydney White. I wasn't really expecting much, because I have sent quite a few requests to movie sets over the years and never got any back. Much to my suprise I received this magazine cover and a magazine photo I sent back signed and inscribed. She also included her own 5x7 that was signed and inscribed as well. A great success to start off the summer with! :)

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Cast of Hairspray

It's Playbill, it's autographs, It's HAIRSPRAY! Yes, I do seem to have thing for sending requests out to this musical, but they are great at responding to fan mail. This past summer, when my sister had seen the musical they didn't have Playbills available for that performance. The theatre told her she could either stop by on another day to get one or write to the theatre and they could send her one. So, I wrote to the cast of Hairspray for her asking for an autographed Playbill. After receiving other successes to Hairspray cast members shortly after sending them I didn't think I would get a signed Playbill for my sister, but suprisingly one came this week in the mail! :)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Jodie Sweetin- IN PERSON! :)

I seem to be having an autograph drought lately. But I finally have a new success to report! I attended a lecture that Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner on Full House gave about her addiction to crysyal meth. She was really sweet and took the time to pose for pictures and sign autographs afterwards. I got a picture taken with her and an autograph. I've been wanting her signature since I started collecting so I'm really happy about this success! :)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Letters Sent...

This week was my spring break, so I had some free time to send out some more requests. I had also sent out a few more before then that I didn't get around to posting. Here's who I wrote to:
  • America Ferrera [Actress; Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ugly Betty]
  • Amanda Bynes [Actress; What a Girl Wants, What I Like About You]
  • Chris Pratt [Actor; played Bright Abbott on Everwood]
  • Peter Cullen [Voice Actor; provided voice of Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh]
  • Tyler Hilton [Singer; "When It Comes", Actor; played Elvis in Walk the Line]

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Flashback: Brandi Carlile

I haven't received any new autographs in the past few weeks. Anyways, I thought I would start up again with the Flashbacks... I originally started by posting an old autograph up when I created my blog, and planned to continue until I had integrated all of my past successes in with whatever new ones came. However, I never really kept up with it.
The autograph I chose to be featured as a Flashback this time is from an awesome singer and songwriter, Brandi Carlile. If you've never heard of her, I highly recommend you check out her debut CD Brandi Carlile! Brandi will also be releasing her second album The Story on April 3rd!
I attended a concert in the fall of '05 where Brandi was the opening act, and had the opportunity to meet her. She's really sweet and down-to-earth. She was signing autographs for fans at her merchandise table, which is how I obtained this signed postcard! :)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Missy Peregrym

I found an address for Missy so I decided to send off a request, and I received this great 8x10 color head shot signed inscribed to me! She played Haley Graham, former gymnast turned juvenile delinquent in the movie Stick It!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Letters Sent...

  • Dane Cook [Comedian]
  • Johnathan Jackson [Actor; Deep End of the Ocean, Tuck Everlasting, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights]
  • Christina Aguilera [Singer; "What a Girl Wants", "Dirrty", "Ain't No Other Man"]

Friday, February 09, 2007

Bill Nighy

My latest success brings me yet another success from Pirates of the Caribbean...I received the 5x7 photo I sent to Bill Nighy via the Broadway play The Vertical Hour back today! He also included his own 8x10, a promo photo from Dead Man's Chest that he signed and inscribed to me! A great success for my growing POTC collection! :)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Anthony Rapp

Earlier this week I received another autograph from a cast member of Rent! Anthony Rapp kindly signed and inscribed this 5x7 photo of him as Mark that I had enclosed with my letter. He was an original cast member in the Broadway production and he also starred as the same role in the movie.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Martin Klebba

Today I got another success from a Pirates of the Caribbean cast member! Martin Kleeba who plays the pirate Marty sent me this color 8x10 from Dead Man's Chest signed and inscribed in silver paint pen. The inscription is a bit odd... but I guess that is pirate talk for you! LOL. He also sent a typed forum letter about his foundation, Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy- .

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Letters Sent...

  • Bill Nighy [Actor; played Davey Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean]
  • Missy Peregrym [Actress; played Haley Graham in Stick It!]
  • Martin Klebba [Actor; played Marty in Pirates of the Caribbean]
  • Tyler Hilton [Singer; "When It Comes", Actor; played Elvis in Walk the Line]
  • Ashley Parker Angel [Singer; "Let U Go"]

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Adam Pascal

This fall I saw Adam Pascal live in concert. After hearing his own songs and his re-arrangement of Broadway classics I have to say I was hooked... I instantly became a fan. He is probably most known for playing Roger in the original cast of RENT. He also played the original Radames in Aida, and starred in Cabaret as well. He returned the 5x7 photo I sent back unsigned but he signed and inscribed the other photo I sent, this 10x8 from the movie RENT. Unfortunately, he spelled my name wrong- he forgot the "e" before the "y". Maybe I will try writing to him again in the summer. Anyways, it's still a great success, and I'm thrilled to add his autograph to my collection!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Lee Arenberg

Todays mail brought me a success from Pirates of the Caribbean! In late November I sent an email to Lee Arenberg via his agent. He plays Pintel in both of the Pirates films, and he sent me this AWESOME color photo from The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Aaron Tveit

Today I received my first autograph of 2007! Near the end of December I wrote to Broadway actor Aaron Tveit. He is currently starring as Link Larkin in Hairspray. I saw Hairspray in September and thought he was phenomenal! I received this Hairspray collage I made and another 8x10 photo I sent back signed and inscribed to me. He even wrote a note back to me on tablet paper that I enclosed. A fantastic success to start off the year with! Looks like he lives up to that Hairspray rep of being one of the "Nicest Kids In Town". :)