Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kathryn Beaumont

Bumped into Kathryn Beaumont while wandering around Disneyland one day. I was lucky to recognize her- but really I recognized her voice first, and then figured out who she was. She was really nice and we had a great chat. My first inclination was to see if I could ride the Alice In Wonderland dark ride with her- but she and her group had just gone on that attraction. So I had her sign the only thing I could find at the park that was Alice-related. It turns out to be a nice memory of a very nice encounter at Disneyland!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Bob Clampett

Bob Clampett is a legend. And a good speller. He made a memorable visit to Cal State Long Beach- showing 16mm prints of his films and entertaining between reels. He wasn't in a big lecture hall or anything, he was perched at the front of a regular classroom- ready for questions- and basking in the affection of all the college students who looked up to him as a genius. Great stuff!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Virginia Davis

Here's a lovely Disney-related autograph from Virginia Davis. She was the FIRST star at the Disney Studios, appearing in the animated Alice Comics short films. She was personally directed by Uncle Walt, and was a star quite some time BEFORE Mickey made the scene. A gracious and sweet lady. More Disney stuff to come, so be sure to check back soon!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Another snappy autograph from my endless archives. This one is from Joey Molland of Badfinger who graciously signed the cover of my sheet music folio of The Magic Christian. Thank you, Joey!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Eric Idle and Neil Innes

Me and Neil Innes at McCabe's.

This is Eric Idle and Kevin Nealon. They were at the premier of the Rutles II. Neil Innes wasn't there.