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Autograph Sources
Last updated April 28, 2005

Where my autographs are from...

The best and funnest and most dependable way to get autographs is in person. Of course. ~grin~ Sometimes, this can be a little expensive as most celebrities are charging for autographs now; usually this is anywhere from $10-$60 per autograph, depending on who it is and what they're signing. At some conventions, autographs are part of the ticket price. At others they're not and you have to buy an autograph ticket. For me, getting autographs from lesser known stars is more fun because they have time to talk, unlike the big name stars, and since I don't collect autographs for their monetary value. And they're more likely to personalize the photo (which I always want).

In person autographs...


Another way to get autographs is to write the celebrity. If they're on a tv show, then usually the best thing to do is write them through the show. If they're not, then you probably should go through their agent or their fan club (if they have one). *Never* write a celebrity at home -- it's just downright rude. They deserve privacy just as much as everyone else does. Also, if they're not charging for the autograph, be nice -- send along a 9*12 stamped envelope with cardboard backing. That way, you're more likely to get a photo back. Sometimes if you send along a photo you want auto'd, they'll autograph it, but not always; they may send it back unsigned along with one they did sign (or it could be a preprinted autograph). If they charge, they are usually including the cost of the packaging along with the autograph and photo, so a SASE probably isn't necessary, unless specifically requested. Keep the letter short; write it in legible long-hand (more personal). I use regular paper with my name and address printed on it so it's readable.

Received by letter request... (addresses below)


Some photos you can just buy signed photos at a set price from dealers such as Creation, who I think generally have a big booth up at their cons with more photos available. If you're looking for signed Babylon 5 photos, try Pipeline Productions or the merchandise page at The Galactic Gateway. Also try Jungle Intrigue (lots of scifi folks) and Metro Entertainment Autographs (Buffy, Angel, Star Trek, Babylon 5, etc.). For a list of several other autograph dealers, try Kirk's Celebrity Autographs Webpage.

Purchased...


I get a number of my auto'd photos from ebay from dealers whom I *believe* are respectable and don't fake the autographs. I do this mostly for people I figure I'm never gonna meet or just can't afford to get in person or it's a photo I really like. Joe Motes (user name: joe_motes) is one -- he's the one who does the Vulkons. Another is starbase-atlanta -- they're another convention group. Creation (the big convention group) does sell auto'd photos on ebay and tends to have reserve prices (which I hate), but some of them are *very* expensive IMO; it just depends how much you're willing to pay. Jungle Intrigue and Metro Entertainment seem to be a good places as well. When I buy from ebay, I look to see how long they've been in business, if they're a member of UACC (the autograph collectors club, I believe), and I look at their feedback. I also see if they say where they got the autograph. You can also compare autographs with other sources if you know where to find them (which I don't).

From ebay...


Addresses that I've used...

Links:

Jay Acovone -- wrote 10/00; received about a month later
Fonda St. Paul Management
3811 Multiview Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Robert Beltran -- ordered from official site in 9/01; received in about three weeks

Dirk Benedict -- wrote (sent my choice of photo) via official site in 7/02; received about two weeks later

Richard Biggs -- ordered via official site in late 9/01; received 4/02 (due to communcation mix-up)

Marc Blucas -- wrote him c/o the series after he was off the show in 3/01; received signed photo (preprinted) 1/03 from Studio Fan Mail, 1122 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Richard Burgi -- originally wrote Pet Fly; now write via official site

Jason Carter -- ordered via Pipeline Productions site in late 9/01; received in about three weeks

Lynda Carter -- wrote 4/14/02

Scott Cohen -- wrote agent in late 9/01 (from fan club site); no response as of yet
c/o First Artists
18 E. 53rd St. 14th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Brian Fitzpatrick (guest star on TS) -- wrote agent in early 11/01 (from IMDB page); received in a month
c/o Nancy Abt
Daniel Hoff Agency
1800 N. Highland Ave. Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Anna Galvin -- originally wrote Pet Fly; now use agent's address (from unofficial site)
c/o Susan Smith & Associates
121 North San Vicente Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Virginia Hey -- ordered from official site in 10/01; received in about a week

William Katt -- wrote 4/14/02

Daniel Dae Kim -- wrote early 12/01 (from fan site)
c/o Marathon Entertainment
8060 Melrose Ave #400
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Garett Maggart -- originally wrote Pet Fly; now use agent's address (from official site)
SDB Partners, Inc.
1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 902
Los Angeles, California 90067

Bruce McGill -- wrote 9/7/03 (from unofficial site); received 4/28/05
c/o Stone Manners Agency
8436 West 3rd Street, Suite 740
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Marjorie Monaghan -- does several cons a year; also can try manager's address (from official site)
John Crosby Management
Attn. Deborah Shaw
1729 N. Sycamore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Michelle Pfeiffer -- wrote mid 10/01; received 2/02
c/o International Creative Management
8942 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Suzie Plakson -- wrote in 9/01; no response as of yet

Duncan Regehr -- ordered from official site in 10/01; received in three weeks
address incorrect on site -- here is correct one
c/o Alar Productions
10558 Faulkner Ridge Circle
Columbia, MD 21044

Martha Smith -- ordered from official site; took several months

Stargate SG-1 stars -- wrote principal cast 10/00; received (except CJ) all in a couple months; wrote Corin Nemec 9/02
c/o Stargate SG-1
Bridge Studios
2400 Boundary Road
Barnaby, BC, V5M3Z3
Canada

Leigh Taylor-Young -- ordered from official site in 10/01; received in three weeks

Connor Trinneer -- wrote 10/01; no response as of yet
c/o Enterprise
Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Karri Turner -- wrote 10/01; no response as of yet
JAG Productions, Inc.
c/o Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue
Mae West Building, #152
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Alexandra Tydings -- ordered from official site in late 10/01; received in one week