As a movie critic, I often have the opportunity to interview actors and directors. And sometimes, after the interview, I'll ask them to sign a DVD of a favorite film of mine.
I've gone to other events, where it's not appropriate to ask for autographs, so I don't. The one time this really hurt was when I was doing sports for a radio station, and had a press pass to the first "dream team" when NBA players were first allowed into the Olympics. I interviewed most of them. The players had…Continue
I wrote a story about meeting Olivia Newton-John for one of my local newspapers. But, I left out the part about me getting her to sign my Xanadu album (which she signed upside down, and apologized for). I didn't want it to come across like I was a big autograph hound or something.
And when I talked to the cast of Grease, I had them all sign a "Grease" soundtrack album that I had bought already signed by Olivia and Travolta.
So, here's the story (and I'm sticking to…Continue
I was surprised to see in one of my movie magazines, an interview with Tom Brady. Apparently he has a few movie projects and was talking about them. I was surprised when I read this. He is starting a company called "Autograph" and he hired more than 100 employees for that company. I have to admit, reading that made me think -- what will this company Autograph do? Is he going to sign footballs, 8x10s, ticket stubs, or items fans send in? The possibilities were endless. I figured with that…Continue
I am going to give you the best Beatles autograph story ever, and one of the worst. First, I’ll start with the best. Years ago, I met a guy at a party at a fancy mansion in L.A. He was one of those old dudes, that had all white hair, in a long ponytail. You know the type. But he was really interesting, and a great storyteller. And he was the kind of storyteller where you believed what he was saying, because the stories weren’t over-the-top. We talked for a…Continue
There's nothing worse then coming home from having a cigar with my buddies, and listening to my wife complain that I smell like smoke. I'm told to take my clothes off and...throw them in the backyard and light them on fire because they stink. I feel like Sissy Spacek in Silkwood, being checked for radiation poisoning and being banished to the shower.
What makes it worse is when she has the show Jeopardy! on. That's because she knows about 80% of the answers. I know about 10%. Even…Continue