68 posts categorized "AUTOGRAPHS"

Apr 28 2014
An Offer I Couldn't Refuse: Chiller Theatre Rogues Gallery Comments (0)
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Having just survived the most recent Hollywood Show not long ago, I couldn't justify attending this weekend's Chiller Theatre horrorfest at the Parsippany Sheraton in New Jersey. That is, until I found out two of my all-time favorite hunks—Andrew Stevens and John Wesley Shipp—were going to be there.

Autograph Andrew-StevensI sure wish Andrew would've thrown in the towel.

The decision was made.

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Apr 16 2014
I'm Good At This: A Last-Minute Trip To The Hollywood Show Comments (0)
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My "then and now" gallery is above...

I wasn't going to attend the latest Hollywood Show in L.A. at the Westin LAX this past Saturday. I'd made up my mind that while dropping in would make all the sense in the world if I were an Angeleno, dropping in from across the frickin' country made about as much sense as the fact that Joan Collins does these things out of an actual need for cash. (See my other trips to autograph shows at #5 on this list.)

“Even my worst orgasm was right on the money.”—Woody Allen

But then I figured out a bunch of other stuff to do in L.A. and splurged, booking Monday and arriving with some goodies for a variety of the over 100 (!) scheduled stars to sign. Unfortunately, it was one of my least exciting shows, but I was still reminded of that Woody Allen quote. You know the one.

BabyJaneHaunting detail from a covered table

The show was meh because, for one thing, quite a few stars canceled, including some whose advertised presence had helped me decide to go in the first place. For example, I'd spent part of one day sourcing a fabulous Rene Auberjonois portrait from The Eyes of Laura Mars on eBay, then tracking it down in person here in NYC, only to discover that he'd canceled the night before. Apparently, Rene told a fellow celebrity guest, “I don't have any pictures to bring so I'm not going.”

Rene-AuberjonoisI will get this signed by you, Rene!

I also missed seeing Dale Bozzio, the original Lady Gaga, whose lead vocals on the Missing Persons record Spring Session M are the perfect combo of pleasing and unnerving. No matter that she's since become a crazy cat lady—I love huh!

Elliott-GouldElliott Gould was a no-show...how would he have reacted if asked to sign this?

But it's a thin line between love and hate when it comes to fandom. I overheard one attendee fuming that the gossip columnist Rona Barrett had canceled (another one I'd been so curious to meet), saying, “She canceled? What a fucking bitch! I'm dying to meet her!”

Kelli-MaroneyKelli told me my friend, a former co-star of hers, would "clean up" if they did the show in tandem.

Not having as many stars to “get” made for a leisurely show. Unfortunately, it did not make for one of my favorite shows; kudos to the organizers for rounding up so many diverse celebs, but it just so happened that the ones I was most excited to meet didn't wow me. I had precious few fun encounters...well, if we're talking about the ones with celebrities.

Here they are. I calls 'em likes I sees 'em...

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Mar 25 2014
The Real Desperate Housewife Of New Jersey Comments (0)

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Teresa Giudice is gonna go to the big house for a long spell, so forgive her if she wants you to pay her in cash only and real quick for her autograph and a pic-with. Forgive her, but what about the morons paying her? She's a crook—she doesn't merely play one on TV.

 
Mar 20 2014
She's Not Me, I'm Not She Comments (0)

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Luckily, this "Madonna" autograph comes with a certificate of authenticity. This case of mistaken identity reminds me of the time when a (famous) picture of Madonna from her 1992 Sex book was thought to be a long-lost Marilyn Monroe nude...and was authenticated by a Marilyn Monroe expert!

 
Feb 10 2014
Laurel & Hardy Boy Comments (0)

Della-LindSon & daughter of the desert

I stumbled across the blog of this guy who has been starfucking for over 30 years while Googling around for Della Lind info. Lind, aka Grete Natzler (1906—1999), was a leading lady in the Laurel & Hardy films, and was referenced in a massive post I'm about to drop on all you Golden Age of Hollywood freaks. Reading about this guy's exploits as a kid at an autograph show 34 years ago called Hollywood '80 really blew my mind and sucked up a lot of my time today—in a good way.

 
Feb 09 2014
Madonna Auction Makes A Mint Comments (0)

Madonna-Martin-Burgoyne-MaripolAn amazing Burgoyne/Ciccone Polaroid by Maripol that went for well over $5000!

Now is not the time for Matthew to be haunting Madonna auctions, but I did my darnedest anyway at the Myers Fine Art auction of Martin Burgoyne's personal effects. Burgoyne, you will recall, was Madonna's gay BFF and one-time roommate who designed her early record sleeves, designed her first album cover (which was not used) using Edo Bertoglio photographs and who died in his twenties of AIDS. Madonna was generous with Martin, helping him out personally and financially. I've always been fascinated by him and would have loved to have owned something from what was repeatedly called a "treasure trove" in all the media surrounding this auction by his elderly parents.

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Dec 21 2013
WIN IT: Kellan Lutz Signed THE LEGEND OF HERCULES Movie Poster! Comments (0)

Enter to win a movie poster for The Legend of Hercules (Lionsgate, in theaters & 3D nationwide on January 10, 2014) signed by "Hercules" himself, Kellan Lutz!

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To enter, comment this post with your favorite gif or image from the movie, found here.

Tumblr_my4jzlHqo01t2bq1xo2_400Mine is this one.

I'll pick 1 of you to win at random on January 10, the day the movie opens.

Good luck!

Check out the trailer after the jump...

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Dec 19 2013
Guardian Of Edie Comments (0)

Little_edieNewkirk has so many amazing letters from the cinema's highly imitable doyenne of delusion.

Walter Newkirk, who corresponded with Little Edie Bouvier for decades, is ready to part with his archive. Check out this lengthy piece on his friendship with the staunchest woman no longer alive, and feel free to contact him at the email address contained therein.