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Fan Mail Successes and how long it took to get autographed pics!

I’m Alexi. I meet tons of stars by going to events in LA like signings, premieres, meet and greets, launches and charity events. My pics with celebs are on Flickr
my pics with celebs on Flickr

I help people meet celebs by posting about upcoming events on Twitter at @alexirob

If you can’t meet celebs but still want to get signed pictures, autographs and write letters to celebrities, you can use fan mail addresses.

Here’s a blog I wrote with all the info you need to know
my blog about writing fan mail

I decided to write letters myself to see who would send what and how long it would take.

On January 11 and 12, I mailed over 50 letters using my guide and Google to find autographs I didn’t already have fanmail.biz is also a great source! I sent self addressed stamped envelopes and letters of request. I put $1.08 on an envelope with my address on it and folded that up and put in in a big envelope that also had $1.08 worth of stamps! I also wrote personalized letters to each celeb. saying I was a fan and would appreciate a signed pic.

On January 18th, I received this from Brandon Johnson who plays Gary Wilde on Shake It Up and host My Yard Goes Disney!
Twitter – @RBrandonJohnson
Address
Brandon Johnson
6138 Franklin Ave suite 214
LA, CA 90028

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Gary signed a picture and wrote “Hey Alexi, see you on the dance floor,”
Best, Brandon Johnson. He also sent a postcard with a pic of him from My Yard Goes Disney!
(wait time 8 days)

On January 20, I received this from Kat McNamera. She was in New Year’s Eve and will co star in Tom Sawyer. Her co stars are Jake T Austin and Joel Courtney.
Twitter – @Kat_McNamera
Address:
Kat McNamera
4821 Lankershim Blvd., #F111
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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She included a typed letter, a signed book mark, and a signed large picture that had
xoxo!
Kat Mcnam
And a smaller signed pic
On it! So sweet
(wait time 9 days)

On January 25, I received this from Cody Simpson. He’s a singer from Australia and has hit songs like All Day, On My Mind and Angel.
Twitter — @codysimpson
Address:
Cody Simpson
PO Box 1766
Studio City, LA 91614

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He sent a lanyard with a guitar pick that has wings and the word angel on it, a pin and a signed pic that says To Alexi
Wow 
(Wait time 14 days)

On January 28th I received two things!
One was from Skai Jackson who plays Zuri on Jessie!
Twitter — @officialskai
Address:
Skai Jackson
C/O Marilyn Zitner
16 Penn Plaza suite 722
NY, NY 10001

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She sent a picture of herself and she wrote:
To Alexi
Thank You so much for supporting me you’re a very sweet girl see you soon!
Xoxo 
Skai
She also sent a pre printed signed cast photo which was extra sweet! 
(wait time 17 days)

I also received this from Erin Sanders.
Who played Quinn on Zoey 101 and plays Camille on Big Time Rush.
Twitter Name: @ErinZariah
Address:
Erin Sanders
PO Box 2485, Toluca Lake,
CA 91610, USA.

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She sent a signed pic that says
To Alexi 
Good hearing from you!
Erin Sanders
Isn’t she awesome ?
(wait time 17 days)

So at the end of 17 days I received things back from 5 people.
I’ll keep updating this as I go please comment and let me know if you are trying this out too!
Follow me at @alexirob
At the end of 17 days this is what I got back

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Jennifer Lawrence is starring as Katniss in The Hunger Games. I sent 2 pics I got from the Internet for her to sign.

No Twitter
Address:

Jennifer Lawrence
P.O. Box 6509
Louisville, KY 40206
USA

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She sent back the 2 pics signed!
Pretty cool!
Wait time 23 days

On February 6, I received this from Nick Jonas!!! I had heard that sometimes when a star is in a Broadway Play, they use the theaters Address as their fanmail address!
Nick is starring in How to Succeed in Business without really Trying.

Twitter name @nickjonas
Fanmail address

Nick Jonas
C/O AL HIRSCHFELD THEATER
302 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

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He sent the Playbill from his play and SIGNED it! I sent an envelope with about $1.20 worth of stamps on it and my address!
I sent this request on 1/23
So the wait time was 15 days!

A Complete Guide to Writing Fan Mail

Meeting Celebrities is a thrilling experience! If you live in Los Angeles, New York or other big cities you might be lucky enough to meet a celebrity at an event in real life and maybe ask for an autograph.
If not, you can still request autographs using fan mail. Most celebrities will reply to fan mail and see it as another part of being famous. Some send a personalized signed picture. Some send a handwritten note. You may even get a cast photo or memorabilia from the show the star works on. Some celebrities have staff who handle fan mail and they simply send out pre printed signed pics.

There are several on line resources to find star’s addresses. I have a blog with many Disney and Nickelodeon stars addresses. Also Fanmail.biz is a great source. That site has forums and 1000’s of addresses.

Some stars have different addresses
Via Venue means the address at the location the celebrity is filming at.
For example: Bella Thorne tapes Shake it Up at LA Center Studios
So her via venue address is :

Bella Thorne
1201 West 5th St
LA, CA. 90017

Most stars also have an address they prefer fan mail be delivered to which may be the manager /talent agent

So Bella’s other address is:
Bella Thorne
William Morris Endeavor
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

There are a few terms we use so often, we have abbreviations for them:

LOR = Letter of Request

SASE = self addressed stamped envelope

TTM= through the mail

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A Letter of Request should always be included in your fan mail. If you are requesting something from a celeb take the time to let him/her know what they mean to you.

Sample LOR:

Dear______,
I’ve been a fan ever since I heard/saw _________. I think you are an amazing _________. I follow you career and can’t wait until _____.
I follow you on Twitter. I hope you hit ________ followers soon. It would be great to meet you someday. You inspire me to __________.
Could I please have an autographed picture? It would be amazing if you replied!
Sincerely,
__________

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SASE= self addressed stamped envelope
It is always good etiquette to send an envelope that you have already addressed with your address and Put stamps on. $1.08 is the suggested amount an 9×12 envelope with a few papers inside.

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TTM = Through the Mail
Someone might say I got this autograph in person and this one TTM .. Meaning through mail.

So here are the steps to sending fan mail.

1 Get the supplies you will need
2 9×12 envelopes
Paper for letters
Stamps
Optional pre printed address labels
Optional : Markers or stickers just for fun

2 Decide who you will send mail to. I think it’s a good idea to send out a bunch at the same time. That way you will hopefully get some back. Not all addresses are current and not all celebs reply.

3. Look on my blog or search Fanmail.Biz for addresses.

4 write your letters of request

5 include 1 letter, 1 pre addressed self stamped envelope in each envelope.

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6 Mail Them

7 Wait for replies

Hopefully you will receive some with 2-3 weeks. Some might take months if a star is filming on location or has a fan mail address in a different state like Ariana Grande.
Her fan mail address is:
Ariana Grande
265 S Federal Hwy
Suite 331
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

As you can imagine, it would take extra time to get her mail and reply.

I hope this helps you get autographs.
Please comment here if you try this and have success!

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