If you’re a fan of celebrities, there’s a good chance you’ll want an autograph at some point. Autographs can be great mementos, and they’re a way to show your admiration for a celebrity. If you’ve never requested an autograph before, don’t worry – it’s not as hard as you might think! In this guide, we will walk you through the process of requesting an autograph from your favorite celebrity. Let’s get started!
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Getting an Autograph in Person
If you’re lucky enough to meet a celebrity in person, asking for an autograph is pretty straightforward. Just approach them and politely ask if they would be willing to sign something for you. It’s always a good idea to have something ready for them to sign – a piece of paper or a photograph is usually best. If the celebrity says yes, great! If they say no, don’t take it personally – they might not be feeling well that day, or they might be in a hurry. Remember that celebrities are people too, and everyone has different boundaries when it comes to personal space and fan interactions.
Requesting an Autograph by Mail
It’s also possible to request an autograph from a celebrity by mail. This is a great option if you can’t meet the celebrity in person, or if you want to get an autograph for someone who can’t meet celebrities in person (like a child or elderly relative). To do this, simply send a letter to the celebrity’s agent or management company. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so the celebrity can easily send the autograph back to you. It’s also polite to include a short note asking the celebrity to sign the enclosed autograph.
What is a TTM autograph?
“TTM” stands for “through the mail.” This is a type of autograph request where you send a letter to a celebrity, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE), and ask them to sign the enclosed autograph. TTM requests can be sent to celebrities’ agents or management companies. Many celebrities are happy to oblige TTM requests, but it’s always possible that your request will go unanswered.
How write a letter to the celebrity? The most important thing!
When writing a letter to a celebrity, be sure to keep it short and sweet. Start by introducing yourself, and let the celebrity know why you’re writing to them. Then, politely ask if they would be willing to sign an autograph for you. It’s also a good idea to include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) so the celebrity can easily send the autograph back to you. Finally, thank the celebrity for their time – even if they don’t end up sending you an autograph, they’ll appreciate the gesture.
Should you protect cards / photo when sending a request?
No. I recommend sending card or photo without protection. Remember – people you are trying to reach are not collectors. Most of them have no idea what a penny sleeve or a toploader is. They may not know what’s going on 😉
How many things can I send?
You can send as many things as you want, but keep in mind that celebrities are busy people and they might not have time to sign everything you send. It’s usually best to limit yourself to sending one or two items. Remember don’t be greedy 😉
Where find the celebrity address?
There are a few different ways to find a celebrity’s address. One option is to look up the contact information for their agent or management company. Another possibility is to use a fan mail directory – these directories have addresses for hundreds of celebrities, and they’re often free to use. Finally, you can try using an online autograph database (like fanmail.biz). These databases have addresses for celebrities who have signed autographs through the mail in the past.
How long do you have to wait to receive a signature?
It depends on the celebrity. Some celebrities respond to fan mail very quickly, while others may take several months. If you haven’t received a response after a few months, it’s probably safe to assume that you won’t be getting an autograph.
Celebrities that don’t sign autographs
There are some celebrities who have a policy of not signing autographs for fans. This is usually because they don’t want to encourage stalkers or other undesirable behavior. While it’s disappointing if your favorite celebrity doesn’t sign autographs, it’s important to respect their decision and move on. There are plenty of other celebrities out there who would love to sign an autograph for you!
Links which may be useful to you:
- fanmail.biz – This website has addresses for hundreds of celebrities.
- playbill.com – This website has contact information for Broadway actors and actresses.
- contactmusic.com – This website has contact information for music celebrities.
- ticketmaster.com – This website can help you find contact information for celebrities who are touring.
- autographmagazine.com – This website has articles and tips about collecting autographs.
Here are a few abbreviations, which may be useful to you:
- LOR – Letter of request
- SASE – Self-addressed, stamped envelope
- TTM – Through the mail
- P.O. Box – Post office box
- F.A.Q. – Frequently asked questions
- Stalker – an obsessed fan who follows a celebrity around or tries to invade.
- Authentic – Real
- Autopen – A machine that signs autographs so the celebrity doesn’t have to.