Movie Stars

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Cary Elwes - Acquired by on 2/28/00
Who is this person:
Best known to Winter Campers who know him as the star of The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes has been in many movies. He also starred in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and The Pentagon Wars. All told, he has appeared in more than 25 movies.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I'm a big fan of several of his movies.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in about 150 days - this was, curiously enough, the most poorly packaged autograph ever, with just a phot stuck in an envelope.
What did you get?
An autographed black and white photo.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Christina Ricci - Acquired by Steve on 1/14/99
Who is this person:
Probably best known as Wednesday in the two Addams Family movies, Christina Ricci has been in more than twenty movies in a range of genres. Her work includes Bastard out of Carolina, Mermaids, and several more adult roles.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
She's an outspoken critic of bands like Marilyn Manson and has tried to send positive messages about appearance-based values.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail.
What did you get?
A signed photo reading “Best Wishes for Winter Camp!
Christina Ricci”
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database
Antonio Banderas - Acquired by Steve on November 13, 1999
Who is this person:
Antonio Banderas has been in a number of movies, but my favorite, by far, is “The Mask of Zorro”
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Zorro was, of course, a very positive role model.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
received by mail in 44 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Brendan Fraser - Acquired by Steve on November 6, 1999
Who is this person:
Brendan Fraser made his mark this summer in The Mummy. Prior to that, he’d been in a lot of movies including Airheads and George of the Jungle
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He usually plays positive role models
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
received by mail in 37 days
What did you get?
An autographed picture and a letter telling me how to properly address fan mail.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Gary Busey - Acquired by Steve on in August
Who is this person:
Gary Busey has starred in more movies than I could easily count. Among my favorites are The Buddy Holly Story and Lethal Weapon
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Gary Busey has had ups and downs in his career due to his drug use and has been very public about its dangers.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in about 6 months
What did you get?
An autographed picture inscribed “To Winter Camp” and a personal letter advising me never to use drugs
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Kim Catrall - Acquired by Steve on 10/4/99
Who is this person:
Actress who has appeared in more than 50 movies and televisions series.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
She was in several of my favorite movies including Mannequin, Turk 182!, Star Trek VI, Police Academy 4, and Big Trouble in Little China. She helps to improve our babe index in the autograph book.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 235 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo inscribed "To Winter Camp"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Dan Aykroyd - Acquired by Steve on August 8, 1999
Who is this person:
Star of the legendary Blues Brothers and dozens of other movies including Neighbors, Blues Brothers 2000, Doctor Detroit, My Girl and Ghostbusters
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
His list of movie credits qualifies him as a cultural icon for many Winter Campers.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Not really. Received by mail in 178 days
What did you get?
An autographed picture inscribed "Keep Rocking"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database
Molly Ringwald - Acquired by Steve on April ??
Who is this person:
If you have to ask, you've clearly never seen any 80's teen movies. Molly Ringwald was in all the greats; she was probably at her best in Sixteen Candles, although Pretty in Pink was another amazing performance. She recently did a television series called Townies
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Hey, I was a teen in the 80's (well, the early 80's)
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Not really
What did you get?
An autographed black and white picture
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Teri Garr - Acquired by Steve on May
Who is this person:
Teri Garr is one of my favorite actresses. She's probably best known as the mom in Mr. Mom, but she's made dozens of movies, most of them pretty good. Check out Mom and Dad Save the World or The Sting II if you get a chance.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
She's one of my favorites.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
None (despite several promises!)
What did you get?
An inscribed photo saying "To Steve, Love, Teri Garr".
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Robin Williams - Acquired by Steve on May
Who is this person:
An oscar winning actor and talented comedian who started out as a crazed sitcom alien named Mork. He's since shown a knack for drama (What Dreams May Come) and for the bizarre (The Fisher King, Popeye).
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I love his work, plus his humanitarian efforts on Comic Relief are very cool.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
None
What did you get?
An inscribed photo saying "Laughter is the best medicine - Patch Adams"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Steven Spielberg - Acquired by Steve on April
Who is this person:
Director/producer of some of the top movies of all times, including E.T., Close Encounters, and the Indiana Jones series
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I thought it would be cool, plus I know that he's an Eagle Scout
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
nope
What did you get?
Inscribed card and a letter thanking me for asking.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Sharon Stone - Acquired by Ron on March 30,1999
Who is this person:
Actress best known to most for her appearance in Basic Instinct. I remember her as the wife of a slim (Nicco Toscanni) Steven Segal in Above the Law and the karate kicking babe of Doug Quade (Arnold Shwarzenegger) in Total Recall.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I did not pursue her, my co-worker, Blanche Winton, pursued her. I told the people in my office about the autograph project (well before any non-Donohue winter camper knew." She went onto the web and got one of those lists of addresses and sent out 20-30 requests. this is the only one that panned out so far.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Obviously, Blanche deserves all of the credit.
What did you get?
An autographed black and white art photograph of Miss Stone.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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Jim Belushi - Acquired by Steve on 3/23/99
Who is this person:
Jim Belushi is the brother of the late John Belushi. He is an actor and has appeared in a number of movies including The Principal, Jingle All the Way, , and Race the Sun which I particularly liked.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He's been in a lot of movies I really enjoyed.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 40 days
What did you get?
An inscribe photo which reads "To Winter Camp
Be Brave@
something I can't decipher but that might say Be Well"
The scrawl makes it seem likely that this one is real..
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Ryan Bollman - Acquired by Steve on 3/15/99
Who is this person:
Ryan Bollman has appeared in a number of B Movies including The Granny, Neverending Story III, and Only the Strong. The latter is probably most familiar to Winter Campers and is about troubled high school students who learn discipline at the hands of a Capoiera Maestro (Capoiera is a Brazilian martial art)
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Capoiera rocks, but the truth is the last name Bollman had an irresistible allure.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Jeff sent me a list of cities named after Winter Campers which I found inspirational. The autograph was received by mail in 32 days
What did you get?
A photo inscribed "To Winter Camp, See Ya at the movies"
Ryan Bollman
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Matthew Broderick - Acquired by Steve on 3/3/99
Who is this person:
Matthew Broderick has starred in a lot of well-known movies including some Winter Camp favorites like Wargames, Biloxi Blues, The Cable Guy, Godzilla, Max Dugan Returns, and, of course, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
His films have had an impact on our culture and he's a very talented actor
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Recieved by mail in 20 days
What did you get?
An inscribed photo reading "To Winter Camp, Best Wishes - Matthew Broderick".
There was also a note explaining that while Mr. Broderick has signed the photo in New York, it was mailed from California for tax purposes. I only wish the boys at H&R block had told me I'd get a break for mailing from California before I started.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Arnold Schwarzenegger - Acquired by Steve on 2/27/99
Who is this person:
Arnold is one of the most recognizable action heroes of all times. He starred in Conan, The Terminator, Twins, and Jingle All the Way among many others.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He's made many great movies and with one exception has always been an heroic and admirable figure.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 154 days (that'll teach me to complain about Neve)
What did you get?
An autographed photo of Arnold as Hamlet (from The Last Action Hero)
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Mel Brooks - Acquired by Steve on 2/19/99
Who is this person:
A talented comedian and writer who first gained fame with Carl Reiner as The Two-thousand Year Old Man. Brooks has produced a number of cinematic classics including Blazing Saddles, History of the World Part I, Silent Movie, and Young Frankenstein
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
His movies are among my favorites and they are definitely part of our culture.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 8 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo and a letter thanking us for our interest.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Neve Campbell - Acquired by Steve on 2/19/99
Who is this person:
Neve Campbell is one of the hottest stars in Hollywood. She has appeared in Scream, Scream 2, and Wild Things at the movies. She is also one of the stars of televion's Party of Five
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Many of her films are very popular with younger Winter Campers. She is also a fellow Canadian, and if she doesn't make you respect Canada, nothing will.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 146 days (longest wait so far!)
What did you get?
An autographed b&w photo
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Jennifer Connelly - Acquired by Steve on 1/26/99
Who is this person:
She's starred in a lot of good movies including Career Opportunities, The Rocketeer and Labyrinth
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Anyone whose seen her knows that she goes a long way towards fulfilling our babe requrements.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 94 days
What did you get?
A signed photo that says "Best Wishes"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Nicholas Cage - Acquired by Steve on 1/18/99
Who is this person:
A talented actor who has mixed drama, comedy and action throughout his career. I first noticed him as Randy in Valley Girl. He has gone on to do a lot of great movies including: Face Off, Raising Arizona, and Con Air among others
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Valley Girl just might be my favorite movie of all time
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 82 days. I'm pretty sure the signature is an autopen because it came from Studio Artists. Check out the Sarah Michelle Gellar entry for more info. (no this isn't just a leftover from Courteney Cox; the story is the same!)
What did you get?
A signed photo
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Christopher Lambert - Acquired by Steve on 1/8/99
Who is this person:
Most famous as Duncan MacCloud from the Highlander movies. He also appeared in the first Mortal Kombat as the god Raiden.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Highlander is one of my favorite movies, plus he's done a lot of other good films.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
First autograph received from a foreign country (it was mailed from France). Received by mail in 76 days
What did you get?
ISP reading "To Steve, best of luck
Christopher Lambert
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Danny Devito - Acquired by on 1/8/99
Who is this person:
First gained fame as Louis DePalma on Taxi. DePalma has gone on to produce/direct and star in a lot of great films.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He's in a lot of my favorite films
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
I mistook his autograph for Danny Aiello and couldn't figure out why the picture didn't look much like him. Now I know. Took 48 days by mail
What did you get?
Inscribed Signed Phot which reads "To Winter Camp: Best Wishes
Danny Devito"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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John Ritter - Acquired by Steve on 12/21/98
Who is this person:
First came to the public eye as "Jack Tripper" the guy in "Three's Company". He has gone on to do a number of movies, including one of my personal favorites "Hero at Large". He recently made an appearance on "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I heard a radio interview with him and he seemed like a genuinely nice guy. He even stepped on the DJ's promoing his upcoming show to thank them for being so kind and tell them how good they were. Besides, he's been in one of my top ten movies and the only TV show I make an effort to watch.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 58 days
What did you get?
An inscribed photo that says "Go Winter Camp Go!". John also signed one of our notecards "Best Wishes for Winter Camp"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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John Travolta - Acquired by Steve on 12/14/98
Who is this person:
Vinnie Barbarino was a 70's cult hero; later, Travolta starred in "Saturday Night Fever" and basically started the Disco era. He has since made up for that with a lot of great movies including "Phenemenon", "Michael", "Face Off" and my personal favorite "Broken Arrow"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He's an icon.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Took 25 days by mail
What did you get?
An inscribed picture reading "To Winter Camp; Best Wishes" and signed by John Travolta.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Mike Myers - Acquired by Steve on 12/14/98
Who is this person:
Mike Myers first came to fame as Wayne on the Wayne's World Sketch on Saturday Night Live. He later did two Wayne's World movies, "So I Married an Ax Murderer" and "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Wayne's World is a lot like ours. I think he might be one of us.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Took 25 days by mail
What did you get?
An inscribed picture reading "Yeah Baby! Best Wishes for Winter Camp" and signed by Mike Myers.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Robert DeNiro - Acquired by Steve on 12/14/98
Who is this person:
One of the most accomplished actors around, DeNiro appeared in the Godfather movies, as Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull" as Max Cady in "Cape Fear" and in dozens of other films.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I really think he's a good actor.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Took 23 days by mail
What did you get?
An autographed picture
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Clint Eastwood - Acquired by Steve on 12/8/98
Who is this person:
Eastwood's work is legendary, from his early spaghetti westerns to "Any which way...", "Pale Rider" and "The Bridges of Madison County"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Who doesn't love Dirty Harry?
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 14 days
What did you get?
A signed photo (looks like a preprint)
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Jim Carrey - Acquired by Steve on 12/7/98
Who is this person:
Personally, I really enjoyed "The Mask" and "Liar, Liar". I'm sure others prefered "Ace Ventura" and "The Cable Guy"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He just seems like a nice guy and I admire his work
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 41 days
What did you get?
An 8x10 photo insribed "Spank you very much."
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Danny Glover - Acquired by Steve on 12/7/98
Who is this person:
Star of a lot of Winter Camp favorites including the "Lethal Weapon" series, "Predator II" and my personal favorite western, "Silverado"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He just seems like a nice guy and I admire his work
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 41 days
What did you get?
An 8x10 photo insribed "When you smile your heart smiles too.".
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Mel Gibson - Acquired by Steve on 12/7/98
Who is this person:
Star of a lot of Winter Camp favorites including the "Lethal Weapon" and "Mad Max" series.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I've read that he is devoutly religious and a dedicated father, two things he works hard to keep out of the public eye.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 41 days
What did you get?
An 8x10 photo signed "All the best". I don't think it's a real signature, but I'm not sure
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Leslie Nielsen - Acquired by Steve on 12/7/98
Who is this person:
Star of many very funny movies including "Airplane!", "Police Squad", and "Dead and Loving It"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He's in a lot of funny movies and he's a fellow Canadian (born in Regina, Saskatchewan
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 13 days
What did you get?
An inscribed 8x10 that says "To all of you at Winter Camp: always sit down whenever you can!! Laughs"
The inscription has touched off a bit of controversy at my house (no shock there!) as my father insists that he's referring to using the bathroom. I don't see it, but the old man is more Canadian than I am.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Dom DeLuise - Acquired by Steve on 12/7/98
Who is this person:
Dom Deluise is a notable character actor. He did all the Cannonball Run movies, "Fatso" "Silence of the Hams", "Silent Movie", and he was in "Men in Tights"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He's been in a lot of movies that I really enjoyed
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Took 16 days by mail
What did you get?
Mr Deluise is definitely one of the more generous people to sign autographs for us so far. He sent two inscribed photos (an 8x10 black & white and a postcard sized color shot). He also drew a picture of a lion on the cardboard sheet he used to keep the picture from being bent and autographed that as well.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Jennifer Love Hewitt (NOT!) - Acquired by Steve on 12/4/98
Who is this person:
Star of "Party of Five", "I Know What You Did Last Summer I and II", and "Just Can't Wait"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
She's a star and she's a babe - we have a very serious shortage of babe autographs in our collection; I'm beginning to suspect that female stars must get a lot more of these requests.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
NO!
What did you get?
Took only 13 days to receive a once in a lifetime offer to join her fanclub for only $16.00. Once I joined the club, I'd get an autographed photo, some magnets and some postcards. This is the first celebrity so far to actually be like the total commercial crap.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Who Cares?

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Joe Pesci - Acquired by Steve on 12/4/98
Who is this person:
Probably best known for his work as Leo Getz in the Lethal Weapon series, Pesci is a talented character actor who has grown to do leading roles, the most famous of which is probably "My Cousin Vinny". He was also one of the bad guys in "Home Alone"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He's pretty well-known and I read on a few web pages that he was quick and usually sent an ISP.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Replied by mail in 13 days
What did you get?
An inscribed picture that says "Winter Camp: Good Luck, God is Good, Joe Pesci"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Gene Wilder - Acquired by Steve on 11/27/98
Who is this person:
Star of many movies including two Winter Camp Classics: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Blazing Saddles"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
C'mon, it's Willy Wonka
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Took 34 days by mail. This one arrived during the planning meeting and created something of a stir when my mother called me up to see the mail. She knew the project was secret, but she thought I'd want to know that I'd gotten an envelope.
What did you get?
Preprinted photo and a form letter saying Mr. Wilder doesn't do autographs; even the form letter had a pre-printed signature
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Bruce Willis - Acquired by Steve on 11/17/98
Who is this person:
Bruce is the star of the popular "Die Hard" movies, "The Last Boy Scout" and, of course, the now defunct television show "Moonlighting".
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Anyone who stars in a movie with Boy Scout in the title ought to be on our list. I also admire his attitude problem.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 24 days
What did you get?
Autographed color photo (probably a pre-print)
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Jon Lovitz - Acquired by Steve on 11/17/98
Who is this person:
Jon is a talented comedian who first came to national attention on Saturday Night Love. He played "Tommy the liar" (yeah, yeah, that's the ticket) and "The Master Thespian" among others. He has since left SNL and has made a number of movies including: "A League of Their Own", "Mom And Dad Save the World", "The Wedding Singer", and "High School High"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I've seen Lovitz on a number of interview shows and I'm always impressed with his humility.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Only 12 days by mail
What did you get?
Autograph Photo inscribed "Best Wishes for Winter Camp"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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James Earl Jones - Acquired by Steve on 11/7/98
Who is this person:
A veteran actor who has appeared in dozens of movies. He's probably most familiar to Winter Campers as the voice of Darth Vader. He also appeared in "The Sandlot", "Soul Man" and "Conan the Barbarian"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
The voice of Darth was too good to pass up.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Mail returned in 11 days
What did you get?
Two things: an autographed picture inscribed "To Winter Camp" and a signed postcard with a picture of Darth Vader on it.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Unofficial James Earl Jones Page

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George Lucas - Acquired by Steve on 11/2/98
Who is this person:
Creator and Director of the Star Wars movies
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He's one of the most famous directors of all times and his movies are very good. Besides, we're having Star Wars Day this year
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Took 7 days to get results
What did you get?
A picture of George Lucas posing amidst some Star Wars props (he might even be pasted in -- the edges look weird) and a letter from his secretary (Anne Merrifield) explaining that Mr. Lucas is way too busy to sign autographs; the letter isn't signed either, not even by her. Still, something is better than nothing.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Star Wars

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