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The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature


The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature

This group is designed to assist people in analyzing the signatures of celebrities as it evolves throughout their career.

A celebrity can go through many modifications of their signature which often times makes it difficult to spot what may actually be a genuine autograph.

After all, a celebrity can have many different types of signatures: a full signature, a stacked signature, a fan rushed signature, a document/letter signature, etc.

It's my desire to see that collectors will post their genuine exemplars of a particular celebrity's signature modification and signify the decade or era in which it was signed. 

Please provide these different types of signatures (if available) in order to compare the similarities that can be made to determine that the signature of the celebrity was indeed made by the same person.

Any analysis collectors can provide to accompany their exemplar would be a welcomed addition to the group thread.

Members: 73
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2023

Discussion Forums

Re: Natalie Portman signature study

Started by Benjamin. Last reply by Eric Keith Longo Oct 18, 2022. 20 Replies

I found this thread recently and just signed up for Autograph Live, so as my first post, please bear with me.I want to post my Anne Frank playbill with Natalie's signature. I got Austin Pendleton's…Continue

Tags: #hollywood, #NataliePortman

Signature Study - JimMorrison

Started by JackGotLucky. Last reply by Shaggy67 May 10, 2022. 23 Replies

Thanks for the invite Bradford. Glad to be part of the group. I am a huge Doors/JDM collector of posters, handbills, tickets, photography, etc. and am very fortunate to own 2 Jim signed bank checks.…Continue

Signature Study: Natalie Portman

Started by Pete Bendu. Last reply by E-J Nov 26, 2020. 23 Replies

We seemed to be doing some Natalie coverage on the Keira study, so I figured why not do a Natalie entry as well.I will try and put these in order, but the signatures themselves will show you the…Continue

Signature Study Scarlett Johansson

Started by Pete Bendu. Last reply by Manuel B. Apr 22, 2019. 35 Replies

Scarlett Johansson, what can I say about her that hasn't been said before?  I would see her at film premieres in NYC all the time in the late 90's and early 00's, yet I never asked her for an…Continue

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Comment by Bradford on February 10, 2015 at 8:34am

You did the correct thing, Pete. I just used the Reeve one's on the comment page to kickstart the conversation. I will be moving mine over soon to the discussion I created earlier. Thanks again.  

Comment by Pete Bendu on February 10, 2015 at 8:28am

I am still not used to the layout of this site, and I am sorry for dumping studies into your Reeve discussion, I have moved them to their own categories.  

Comment by JXE on February 10, 2015 at 4:04am

Great thread idea! I love it.

Comment by Zoe C on February 10, 2015 at 12:30am

What a fabulous idea for a topic!

Thanks for the invite Bradford. As I've already told you, I think your knowledge of all things Reeve is astounding but to study the quirks and peculiarities of a signature over the span of someone's lifetime (sadly too short in Reeve's case) certainly takes things to another level and makes for an engaging discussion - great stuff, mate!

Also Pete, I've been watching this site for a while and your Star Wars knowledge and collection is simply stunning - bravo! Love the Ford study as well, amazing how much his signature has changed over the years.

Nice job guys! :)

Comment by Pete Bendu on February 9, 2015 at 10:52pm

I was a member of another autograph site a few years ago, which became a bit much in the drama and whining aspect. I left the site and didn't bother going back. I did however put together some autograph studies for them which I will post here tomorrow. Once I find the disc, we will have a nice selection of Star Wars related names including Lucas, Cushing, Guinness, Hamill, Oz and Portman.

Then I will tackle some of the ladies I love to collect....maybe Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence and Keira Knightley.  

Comment by Bradford on February 9, 2015 at 9:11pm

You made my night, Pete! I hoped that you'd get pulled in by the vacuum of temptation. I also hope this will be a worthy topic for people on our site. You picked, what I believe, to be one of the most debated and evolved (and weird at times) autographs of them all....Harry Ford. Thanks for the time you put into that work of art below.

Thanks for sharing Clive. It's hard to believe that autograph came from the same person. Another good reason to contribute info such as what you shared.

Also glad to have you on board, Ian. I appreciate the title you have honored me with. I guess you can tell who the Harrison Ford expert is (but definitely not limited to). 

Comment by Ian Baldock on February 9, 2015 at 7:02pm

Thanks for the invite, Its amazing how these peoples signatures have changed. Great collection from AMLs Christopher Reeves man!

Comment by Clive Young on February 9, 2015 at 6:49pm

Great idea for a topic! Here's a signature I've been mulling over for a few weeks. I got the signature of Alan White, drummer of Yes, in person at the 2010 and 2015 NAMM Shows. When I compared the two, I couldn't believe how different they were; if he hadn't signed them in person, I'd say one was a fraud. Of note, for the recent 2015, I was maybe the second or third person in line when he was signing at the Ludwig drums booth; since Ludwig typically has drummers sit there for an hour, I may have gotten him at the end of the hour back in 2010. The word above his signature in 2010 is "thanks," by the way.

Comment by Bradford on February 9, 2015 at 6:46pm

I'll begin by commenting with a number of Christopher Reeve signatures. Feel free to start a discussion or comment on whatever celebrity you have a working knowledge of and include examples that would enhance the groups ability to recognize their various style of signatures! 


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