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Who has turned you down for an autograph more times than anyone?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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Denzel !!!!!!! Dont start me on him!




How do you know the time/location of where to catch the celebrities? If there are reliable websites that share such info can you please point to a few, thanks!

Submitted by: Mohamad


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Today ... not sure. Back prior to cell phones and internet there were secret phone numbers you could call for film sets and they told you time of pickups of celebs and location of set and where lunch was. Easy back then.




Who is the one famous person you wish you could have met but never did?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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Too many to mention ..... trusted crew guy got me Burt Lancaster on a Rainmaker photo .. would have loved to actually see him sign it. Missed Peck by minutes.




Which celebs would you say are most UNLIKE their famous persona?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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In years prior to his passing I know Alan Rickman was getting a bad rap. Since I had a different relationship with him he was always funny and friendly.




How long have you been an in person autograph seeker?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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Mid 60's I got my first. Jackie Coogan




Which actresses are the nicest?

Submitted by: Michael Betlinski


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Sophia Loren & Audrey Hepburn were the best. Cant say anyone current .. retired now.




I heard some celebs ask trivia questions before they will sign. Have you experienced this and, if so, what happened?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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Lance Hendrickson from Aliens ... wanted to know at least one other movie he had been in other than Aliens. I name at least 3 others.




Do you ever butter up celebs with gifts and compliments?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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Many times I would give them or leave an envelope at Stage Door of what I would call an awesome photo I took of them at a previous encounter. Many times I got a letter back thanking me or a phone call ... had a few of them .. Henry Winkler, Red Skelton, Robert Duvall and the parady song guy, cant recall his name. On top of phoning me Winkler sent me a package of stuff in mail.




Have you ever asked a celebrity to sign their full name? What happened?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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Most of them did when I was collecting!




What is the biggest misconceptions when it comes to people that sell autographs?

Submitted by: David Durocher


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Gonna pass on that one!




Do you keep any of the autographs you obtain for yourself?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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Did until 3/18 !! Only started to sell recently. I got 40 years of collecting to sell.




How do you avoid having a celebrity personalize the autographs?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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I loved having them sign my name ... I wasnt selling so it didnt matter. Retired now.




How do you respond when a celebrity assumes you're an eBay dealer?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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That's when I stopped collecting! I wasnt selling back then and when it started to be a scrawl or a line ... not worth it anymore.




How do you keep organized with 100s of photos when you're out graphing?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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For NY or TIFF (Film Festival) ..... never had any more than maybe 50 and just had a portfolio with them alpha until you knew who you needed at Stage door and pulled them out. Hobby for me so 1 for each person was fine.




What is the biggest changes in the autograph scene since you first started?

Submitted by: David Durocher


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SELLING !! There was no way to sell before the internet really and I dont think we would have. It was those that sell that stopped me from going out anymore. It wasnt a hobby for most out there and you were considered a seller regardless.




What is the most autographs you've ever obtained from one person during a single occasion?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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Alan Rickman .... knew him prior to Die Hard ... he did January Man in Toronto just before its release. Two other ladies and I hung out on set with him many nights talking. He kept in touch. In NY in 02 he made sure I had stuff to take back for 2 others that couldnt make it to see him. He signed Playcards, Programs and photos ... must have had over a dozen things.




Who was your first autograph?

Submitted by: Nick Maas


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Jackie Coogan prior to Addam's Family.




What was your greatest autograph success?

Submitted by: Adam Halloran


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Too many to count ... Audrey Hepburn and James Stewart for sure but many others.









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