attn jms : autograph queues

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Fri Apr 11 06:11:37 EDT 1997

From: Penny Roberts <pmr at>
Date: 9 Apr 1997 15:03:54 -0400
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Greetings from the City of Dreaming Spires (and Aspiring Dreams),
	I've read several comments that you have made about 
autographs and (like all fans) I've been impressed by the sense of 
responsibility and loyalty that you feel towards your public. It is 
an attitude which many other stars could do to develop.  It 
certainly seems to have rubbed off on cast members too.  
	I have stood in autograph queues  and hung around outside 
stage doors .... but in fact the autograph is just the means to an 
end in many ways ... the signature is just the excuse to say "hello" 
to someone I admire.	  So this is the question .... would it be 
any quicker or easier, from the signers point of view, if the person 
in the queue just stuck out a hand, said "Hi, nice to meet you" and 
then went away? Or maybe then you would end up with wrist-ache from 
shaking all those hands and it would take too long 'cos' you would 
feel obliged to say more to someone who didn't get an autograph.  
Would it be more satisfying (for you)because you would get to see 
more of the fans themselves rather than just the thing shoved in 
front of you for signing?
	Could this be the start of something new ... more headaches 
for organisers ... the handshake only queue! :-)

My thanks to you, the cast and crew -  for everything

PS I don't read  the newsgroup only the digest so please could any 
replies to this be copied to pmr at Thanks

From: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)
Date: 10 Apr 1997 18:00:08 -0400
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I think it would take about the same amount of time...and I don't know if
I could take it seriously, it's too much like a receiving line at
Buckingham Palace, and I share nothing in common with Lady Di (well, other
than the wardrobe, but I digress...).

(Then again, Di shaares nothing in common with Buckingham Palace


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