December 15, 2009

Autograph Techniques

When I was a kid I used to write to famous people requesting autographs. In the end, I had hundreds. Some don't seem to have survived (like the one where General Westmoreland returned my own handwritten note, having scrawled "lack of public support" next to my question: why did we lose the Viet Nam war?) One that did survive was a card from Georges Simenon who ignored my question about his claim to have slept with twenty thousand women, but did write: "Thank you for your kindness: for my part, I have no opinion on Maigret. Regards."

Here's what I got from Dr. Seuss:


I realize now that the Dr. Seuss approach is one I've taken when signing my own autographs for people.

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 15, 2009 08:08 PM | TrackBack

wow, i'm pretty jealous of that dr. seuss autograph...

Posted by: aaron at December 15, 2009 09:16 PM

That's Seusstastic!

Posted by: Mary Jane at December 16, 2009 02:36 AM

in all honesty, the "Frank" in the "Dr Frank" that you gave me looks JUST like his "Frank"!

Posted by: kitty at December 16, 2009 06:04 AM

you signed my book as Frank Portman, but my 7" is signed Dr. Frank. I'm scared and confused.

Posted by: Saul at December 16, 2009 10:49 AM

do you subscribe to "autograph" magazine? they should do a piece on your collection.

Posted by: Chris U'Ren at December 19, 2009 08:02 PM

On your Dr. Seuss signed autographed card. . .is the bottom
signature a phony? Thanks.

Posted by: peej at May 14, 2011 04:57 PM