Wednesday, September 30, 2009


In 2007, I discovered that you could write celebrities and ask for autographs — a whole new world opened up! There are many stars from the 40's, 50's, and 60's who will reply to your fan letters and send you autographs. I thought I'd post a list of the older one's I've heard from so you can start your own collection! (excuse the photography. I know it's not the best.)

The rules for requesting autographs are to include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your letter. If you are writing to someone overseas, include an international reply coupon (available at the post office.) For some of the older stars, I sent my own photos.

I get all my addresses from FanMail or ReelClassics.

This was my first success!
I couldn't believe it when I opened the envelope and had a picture that Lauren Bacall actually touched!! I was giddy. Lol.

She provided the picture.

Probably most known for her role in Mildred Pierce,
as Joan Crawford's spoiled daughter.

She provided the picture.

Starred in Royal Wedding with Fred Astair and Peter Lawford

My photo.

Starred with Doris Day in Move Over, Darling and The Thrill of it All.

He provided the picture.

Here is a link where you can view some more of my autographs. Trying to post them on here is a little tedious!

I urge you to write fan letters to these stars from the Golden Era. Not only will you have a timeless treasure, but I'm sure it means a lot to them to still be receiving fan letters. Don't be discouraged if you don't hear back for a while. It took two years for me to hear from Pat Boone and Jane Russell. Some of my favorites are Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Leslie, Joan Fontaine (Joan Fontaine charges $5.00. But she provides a beautiful 8x10 photo!), Jane Russell, Cobina Wright, and Lizabeth Scott. There are many others not included in that list. If you are looking for a certain star, leave me a comment and I will be glad to let you know if I've had any success.


  1. Oh you have a celebrity autograph collection too! It's so much fun. I have not yet scanned all my photos but would eventually love to and post them on my blog. I love Elizabeth's Reel Classics, this is one of the first classic movie web sites I ever found out about, and inspired me to start my collection. It's nice to see your collection, will you post more photos? Cheers,

  2. Hi Tom!
    Thanks for your comment. Eventually I would like to post photos of all of my autographs, but I have no idea when I will get around to it. If you post photos of your collection please let me know. I would love to see it! :)

  3. Hello!! I just discovered your blog and its soooo cute!!! I have written some celebrities for autographs too! I was wondering if you could email me the addresses you used for Vera Miles, Eva Marie Saint, Jane Russell, Jane Powell, and Ann Bylthe. The site I was using didn't provide he correct address for them. My email is Thanks sooo much!!