So, in the movie THE ARTIST (which is a great film by the way…my review at the end of this)…
There are two autograph scenes. In the beginning, there’s silent film star (played by Jean Dujardin), and he’s hamming it up for a crowd waiting for signatures and photos.
One girl drops her note pad. Her name is Berenice Bejo (she’s gorgeous, although a bit thin for the actresses of that day), and she gets a photo, and ends up becoming a star.
Later, when we see Dujardin, with his limo driver James Cromwell…it is Cromwell that is signing the photos for him in the dressing room. Something all you “through the mail” folks fear about. It is cute when he signs “bark” for the cute Jack Russell Terrier in the movie. On a side note: I met Cromwell at a benefit I paid $500 to be at. When I asked him to sign my program, he just looked down at me angirly (and he's over 6'6"). He asked if I was donating any money to the charity. Well, aside from paying the $500 to get in, I showed him a check I had that was already filled out for more money. He begrudgingly said "Okay," and signed my program. I told him my daughter and I loved "Babe" (the pig movie, not the one about Babe Ruth). He said nothing, handing me my program back. I'm guessing he's not very good "in person" at signing.