Thursday, May 20, 2010

Maggie Smith Success


Today I’m posting a success from Maggie Smith.

Maggie Smith is an English actress, both on cinema, television and stage.

Most recently, she is known for the role of Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter movies. She has previously worked with one of the main cast members, Daniel Radcliffe (who plays Harry Potter), in 1999 in a television adaptation of “David Copperfield”.

Professor McGonagall is the head of Gryffindor House and Transfiguration Professor. She began teaching at Hogwarts in 1956. She has been a very important character along the series, where we get to know her better from the first till the last book.

Maggie Smith was really nice with the photo I sent to her, sending it back signed and a little note from her secretary.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Jorge Garcia Success

Today, I’m posting another success from Lost.

Jorge Garcia is most known for his role as Hugo “Hurley” Reyes. He is one of the characters who are in the series from the beginning, and whose story line continues to be revealed.

Hurley is a great character on Lost. From the beginning, we know that he was in a mental hospital and that he has had bad luck after he won the lottery due to the numbers he played. Nowadays, we continue to learn more about him and realize some aspects are different from what we've expected.

Jorge Garcia was great with the photos he sent me: he signed and personalized them all!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Richard Griffiths Success

Today I’m posting another success from Harry Potter. This is the first non-magical character autograph from the Harry Potter movies I’m posting!

Richard Griffiths is an English actor. He did several jobs for cinema, television and stage. Recently, he is most known for his role as Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter movies.

Vernon Dursley is the first character that we get to know in the first Harry Potter book. Vernon is Harry Potter’s uncle. He is married with Petunia Dursley, whose sister was Harry Potter’s mother, Lily. Uncle Vernon is the head of his family and is always picking with Harry, threatening him and making his life difficult. He also spoils a lot his son, Dudley.

Richard Griffiths was great with the autographs he sent me. I sent him a couple of photos and he signed them all!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Geoge Martin Success


Today I’m posting another success related to the music industry.

Sir George Martin is a record producer, musician, arranger and composer. He is often called “The Fifth Beatle”. This title is due to his work as a producer of all Beatles’ albums but one. He even plays piano on some of The Beatles’ songs.

The Beatles were an English rock band from the 60s. Their success remains till today, and their songs are known by everyone, such as “Yesterday”, “Hey Jude”, “Yellow Submarine”, among others. Their members were Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. George Martin was an important part of the groups’ history, producing their albums, taking them to a level no other group had reached before.

George Martin sent me a couple of photos, all autographed and personalized! Having this autograph is like having a bit of history, which makes listening to The Beatles' songs even more enjoyable.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Andrea Bocelli Success

Hello everyone,

Today I’m posting my first autograph from the music industry.

Andrea Bocelli is an Italian classic tenor, composer and musical producer. He has recorded several pop albums and eight complete operas. Andrea Bocelli has sold over 70 million copies all over the world. He is must known for the song “Con te partirò”, which he sung in 1995, and was recorded on his album “Bocelli”.

Andrea Bocelli has sent me an autographed photo from his album “Incanto”, as it is seen above.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ken Leung Success

Today I'm posting another autograph for the Lost fans.
Kenneth “Ken” Leung is an American actor. He is probably most known for his role as Miles Straume on Lost TV show.

We first get to know Miles in the beginning of Season 4, as part of a team who arrives at the island by helicopter. The rest of his group included Daniel Faraday, Charlotte Lewis and Frank Lapidus. They went to the island in search of Benjamin Linus. Miles became an important part of the story, becoming a part of the Dharma Initiative when they go back in time.

Ken Leung was great with the autograph he sent me. The photo was provided by him; he even personalized it and wrote “Aloha” on the photo!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Frank Abagnale Success

Hello everyone,

Today’s autograph is a bit different from the previous ones. From the photo, you may not directly recognize who Frank Abagnale is. The best way tell you who he is is asking you if you have ever watched “Catch Me If You Can” with Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Steven Spielberg.

Well, in “Catch Me If You Can” Leonardo DiCaprio plays “Frank Abagnale”, and this autograph is from the real man “Frank Abagnale”.

Frank Abagnale’s life story was used to the movie. Nowadays, he works as a consultant and a lecturer for the FBI and also has his own company “Abagnale & Associates”, a financial fraud consultancy company.

The autograph has some interesting characteristics. The photo was sent to him by me, and as you can see he did a nice inscription and put the date on. Besides, most visible from the back of the photo, he sticked a Hologram of Authenticity and put an Authenticity Seal, in order to prevent possible forgeries.