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Hello AML members. I purchased an autograph book from my mentor a couple of years ago with 87 autographs in it. My mentor worked for KABC in Los Angeles. He was a producer and kept this book at his desk for the most interesting of guests. The singers in the book were all guests on the Michael Jackson show (white British guy) and while waiting in the green room,  my mentor would hand the select few the book and a writing utensil. He would then ask them to write "there meaning of life." The majority obliged, leaving some wonderful inscriptions and some drawings. It is a time capsule of the late 80s and early 90s pop culture. Ot covers the gambit from music, film, literature, politics, sports, 1 astronaut etc. I can only put a few pictures here. The hope for myself and my mentor is to publish it for historical purposes and as a good reference book. Any suggestions? Enjoy the few photos. 

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Very nice, Shawn!

Thanks Joe. It is an amazing piece, I really want to share it somehow. Some of the inscriptions take up the entire page. A large majority of the signers are no longer with us.

You can share the photos individually in your photo section on your personal page. I always enjoy seeing these pieces of history.

I added 8 more to my photos if you'd like to see them.

What a great book! I loved Michael Jackson's radio show back in the 1970s-80s. Such a classy guy.

Would you mind posting a list of the names?

Thanks

No problem. I'll do it as soon as I can. Michael's a great guy. Met him often and was on his show once. I hung around the station in my early 20s.

Thanks, Shawn. No rush.

When we move to the upgraded website you can publish them as one album, with room for comments, etc. The platform we're on is a service and they're behind in upgrading some of us. Hopefully in the next couple of months.

Done! It is a long list.

These are the names in the book:

MEL TORME, ART BUCKWALD, BETTY FORD, PHYLLIS DILLER,  ALEX HALEY,  MEL BLANC, STEVE ALLEN, MARK RUSSELL,  DICK/TOM SMOTHERS, BEVERLY SILLS, DESMOND MORRIS, RUSSELL MEANS, RICHARD THOMAS, ARMAND HAMMER, JOAN BAEZ, JOHAN SADAT, NORMAN MAILER, SALLY FIELD, MICKEY ROONEY, JOEL GREY, DON AMECHE, GORE VIDAL, JIMMY CARTER, PATTY DUKE, HELEN HAYES, DICK GREGORY, JACKIE COLLINS, WILLIAM SAFIRE, PETER, PAUL AND MARY, JESSICA HAHN, CORNELL WILDE, STEVE AND EYDIE, LEO BUSCAGLIA, ROBERT BALLARD, GEORGE MONTGOMERY, JANET LEIGH, JUNE LOCKHART, JERRY FALWELL, JUDY COLLINS, MORGAN FAIRCHILD, ARTHUR C CLARK, JACKIE MASON, CHUCK NORRIS, VALERIE HARPER, DOM DeLUISE, JANE FONDA, MARLO THOMAS, PEARL BAILEY, RAY BRADBURY, MILTON BERLE, EDWIN NEWMAN, RALPH NADER, ANNETTE FUNICELLO, OMAR SHARIF, BILLY CARTER, TOM SELLECK, DONALD REGAN, KIRK DOUGLAS, ROGER MOORE, SARAH McCLENDON, JOAN COLLINS, JOHN DENVER, HENRY KISSINGER, RON HOWARD, JESSIE JACKSON, MORT SAUL, MICHAEL CAINE, BURGESS MEREDITH, OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN, WALTER CRONKITE, SAMMY DAVIS JR, BOB KEESHAN, ORSON BEAN, JIM BROWN, IMOGENE COCA, SID CEASAR, TONY CURTIS, ALI McGRAW, LITTLE RICHARD, WALLY SHIRRA, OLIVER NORTH, REGIS PHILBIN, GOV. JERRY BROWN. 

That's some good names! Nice collection.

Thank you, Shawn. Those names are like comfort food! So many of them were "part of the family" from the 1960s-80s for me.

You've GOT to publish the pages online! You'll bring back great memories for so many people.

Impressive!  All those great autographs, and you don’t have to worry one bit about authenticity!

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