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Thracianís Successes: F-G

: indicates an authentic response
All pictures were provided by the celebrity unless otherwise indicated.

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Firth, Colin: SP, 5x7 color.
     23 days / Received 08 September 1997
     c/o Incoming Mail, BBC, Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ, England
     "Best wishes, Colin Firth"

Mr. Firth sent a wonderful picture of him as Mr. Darcy in the recent Pride and Prejudice.  I really enjoyed his performance, and I enjoyed getting the autograph as well.  He signed with a black ball point pen.

French, Dawn: ISP, 3x5 black and white.
     36 days / Received 13 March 1998
     c/o Incoming Mail
     BBC, Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ, England
     "To Alyssa, Best wishes, Dawn French"

This autograph was a treat because I admire Ms. French's work so much in Murder Most Horrid.  She's a comedic genius!  So I was quite pleased to receive this one.  It is signed with a blue ball point pen.  I didn't find a scan to compare it to, but the handwriting matches writing I've seen her do on the program.

Furst, Stephen: ISP, 8x10 color
     40 days / Received 28 May 1998
     P.O. Box 856, North Hollywood CA 91603
     "To Alyssa--Best always--Stephen Furst"

This is a wonderful color photo of Mr. Furst, which he signed with a black sharpie.  I had heard that he was a good signer, but this verified it.  The signature matches other on-line scans.

Gallagher, Peter: 8x10 SP, 8x10 black and white.
     87 days / Received 05 September 1998
     2124 Broadway #131, New York NY 10023
     "Best Wishes, Peter Gallagher"

This is a nice photo, signed in black.  Right now I'm not sure whether it is stamped, secretarial, or authentic.  If anyone can point me to an on-line scan, I'd appreciate it!

Gere, Richard: SP, 5x7 black and white.
     90 days / Received 29 August 1997
     9696 Culver Blvd. #203, Culver City, CA 90232

This one tricked me at first, because it is signed in gold.  Because of this, and because of the irregular-looking ink of the signature, I was leaning toward believing it was genuine.  I am now persuaded that it is a pre-print, albeit a convincing one.

Gilbert, Melissa: SP, 5x7 black and white.
     154 days / Received 22 December 1997
     151 El Camino Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90212
     "Love & Peace, Melissa Gilbert"

This is a nice picture, but a disappointing pre-print.  It's similar to the one I received from Vanessa Williams: the signature is very small and doesn't even look like it might be authentic.  It is not worth the time or postage.  If you decide you want to try sending a photo to her, the address on the return envelope was different from the one I used: P. O. Box 57593, Sherman Oaks CA 91403.

Goldblum, Jeff: SP, 5x7 black and white.
     248 days / Received 24 February 1998
     8033 Sunset Blvd. #367, Los Angeles CA 90046

This was a little disappointing: it is a 5x7 pre-print.  The signature is in white, and is an obvious fake.  It is, however, a nice picture.

Goldburg, Whoopi: SP, 8x10 black and white.
     406 days / Received 29 June 1998
     5555 Melrose Avenue, Wilder 114, Los Angeles CA 90028

It was a long wait for this one, and I'm still not sure of the authenticity.  This one could be just about anything, though I think autopen, stamp, secretarial, or authentic are the most likely.  (And this should give you a sense of how confusing this one is.)  I do know that it isn't a pre-print because it has ink on the back of the photo, as if it was put on a pile of just-signed pictures.  Right now I can't eliminate anything else, however.  If anyone has any information on this one, please let me know.

Grant, Hugh: SP, 8x10 black and white.
     No address; this autograph came with the Elizabeth Hurley autograph.
     "Love from Hugh Grant"

This may be my most unusual success to date, because I didn't request this.  I did send a request to Elizabeth Hurley, and this came in the same envelope as the Hurley success.  I wondered if this was perhaps standard prceedure, but other people have reported getting a success from Elizabeth Hurley without having one from Mr. Grant also included.  Whatever the reason, I am happy to have this extra treat.  The picture is signed with a black sharpie, and the signature matches in-person scans.

Green, Brian Austin: SP, 5x7 color.
     69 days / Received 05 August 1997
     5700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills CA 90036

This response was a disappointment.  My SASE wasn't used; I was sent a postcard with a pre-printed signature on the back.  The card was a bit creased, and the signature didn't appear to be close to genuine.

Guisewite, Cathy: IS cartoon.
     371 days / Received 22 August 1998
     c/o Universal Press Syndicate
     4520 Main Street #700, Kansas City MO 64111
     "To Alyssa! best wishes, Cathy Guisewite 8-18-98"

A success from my favorite cartoonist!  It was a long wait--over a year--but more than worth it to receive a genuine response.  Ms. Guisewite drew a picture of Cathy "thinking" the inscription.  Great stuff.

Gunn, Janet: SP, 5x7 color.
     175 days / Received 03 July 1998
     9229 Sunset Blvd. #710, Los Angeles CA 90069

Ms. Gunn sent a nice color photo which she signed with a blue sharpie.  It matches on-line scans and is clearly NOT a pre-print or an autopen.

In-Person Successes

31 August 1997: In-Person: Brent Spiner
     See Autograph News page!

3 September 1997: In-Person: Lucy Lawless
     See Autograph News page!

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