When I was about ten years old, I used to write away to celebrities and hope to get something back in the mail - what fun that was, getting mail from a far away place like California, a place that just seemed like another world to me, living in a little fishing village in Prince Edward Island, it was just such a thrill to see these letters in the mailbox and even better when the celebrity sent a picture.
I've hung on to these items all this time, they were actually in a crate with my record albums when I came to Ontario many years ago. Yesterday Diane who writes the blog Lydia's Post posted about her celebrity photos that she had collected, after commenting on her collection, she suggested I post mine, so here is my celebrity collection.
I loved "The Flying Nun" enough to join Sally Field's fan club - this was the folder that held the pictures and a letter from Sally that told all about her life - that was a fun show!!
Some more of my favourites -
Jed and Granny from "The Beverly Hillbillies" - that was a regular show for me!! Granny's (Irene Ryan) card is stamped on the back with her signature.
The Mod Squad, Phyllis Diller, Kathy Garver from Family Affair, Doris Day, Lucy and Don Grady from My Three Sons.
We only had two tv channels, I don't think we ever got "That Girl" but we would travel to the US to visit relatives, that was a show I picked up when I was there. Marlo Thomas came through with two items!!
I don't think I ever watched anything with Raymond Burr in it, I'm pretty sure a relative gave me that picture. Of course, Red Skelton was a regular show to watch. The other two actresses I had to look up, I vaguely remember their shows - Julie Sommars starred in The Governor and JJ and Lisa Gerritsen's show was My World and Welcome To It in 1969.
David Hartman starred in The Bold Ones, a medical drama - click on his letter, he even told me he was wife-less! Hah!!!
Oh, the good old days - the only thing missing is anything from my 70's heartthrob - David Cassidy - all I have are the albums!!