My Collections- Part One

I have had many collections throughout my life.  I think most artists have that desire to collect, record and document.  I am going to take you on a little journey of my various collections.  When I was little I collected stamps, stickers, postcards, trading cards and autographs.  What follows in this post is a portion of my AUTOGRAPH collection which I collected over the course of 3-4 years by writing letters.  I haven't collected many new autographs in the past few years.
Oprah Winfrey, Bette Midler
This one is from my Grandpa's collection.. he was also a huge collector.  Paul Newman!  Now I'm really wondering what happened to some of my other autographs, because I had another one with Paul Newman and Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.. hmmmm.. what happened to that one?
This is Jodi Picoult, my favorite author.  If you haven't read any of her books, this one is awesome!  I heard her speak at a bookstore.  I probably have other signed books... will have to look through mine.

Brendan Fraser, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Pesci
My favorite hosts... Casey Kasem, Pat Sajak, Vanna White.  I also have Alex Trebek, but unfortunately I framed it at some point and now have misplaced it.  :(
Mark Grace, Greg Maddux, Dwight Smith (baseball players)
Julio Iglesias and Barry Manilow-- these were given to me by my Grandpa, who was a flea market dealer and was a HUGE collector (packrat/hoarder.)

Do you recognize her?  She is Sarah Michelle Gellar, been in countless movies and was Buffy, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  This was her when she was 15 years old and in a teen soap opera that I loved when I was a girl.  She wrote me a whole letter on the back! 
Artist Sandy Skoglund (saw her at the National Art Ed. Conference), Mike Peters cartoonist, Stan Goldberg (Archie), and Bil Keane (Family Circle cartoon)
Mort Walker (Beatle Bailey cartoon), Dana Summers cartoonist, Jim Davis, Eric Carle (author and artist)
This one was my favorite.  Dana Summers sent me this original cartoon layout from his cartoon "Bound and Gagged."  He has done other editorial cartoons and strips.  Don't google "bound and gagged" or you'll find all kinds of bad stuff, lol.   This was my favorite cartoon from the Sunday papers when I was a kid. 

Up next, be on the look out for My Collections-- Part Two:  Zines and Part Three:  Artist Trading Cards and Mail Art.


Mescrap said...

Whoa !! Those are precious.

Lynn Cohen said...

The personal letter from the teen star must have been such a rush to get!!!! I have a few of these from our vacation to L.A. when I was ten yrs old. ;-) Wonder where they are?

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, my. These are amazing! And a whole letter from Gellar! How sweet. I'm off to look at your Zine collection. Love me some zines!!

Kris said...

This is a fabulous collection and certainly evokes thoughts about all these celebrities. Fun to see too!

Unknown said...

Great collection, fun to see!

jilly said...

Wow- what an amazing collection of autographs and memorabilia! As I was reading about your collections growing up, it triggered all sorts of collections I had as a child as well! Thanks for sharing this unique and super collection! You are so lucky also to have the autographs and pictures from your grandfather!!