Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Art is in the Eye of the Beholder, ok?

The question:

"Is this a movie still? Her hands are handcuffed behind her back? Was this a horror movie I missed?"

No. It's just Julie being a model and letting the photographer do what he wants.

She may have that uncertain look that isn't the joyful expression one expects in a website cover photo, but no, that's NOT some film about a stalker with woman-problems. She's not looking in the direction of Norman Bates.

The picture on the front page does change from time to time. Check back.

In the SHOP section of the site, you'll find all the photos that fans really love. You've got about 70 choices from some of the great photographers (Bernard of Hollywood, Peter Gowland and Peter Basch and other red-blooded lensmen). Julie autographs these PERSONALLY.

Not many stars take the time to PERSONALIZE. You'll find great Julie poses, like this classic from Peter Gowland...THERE's the joyful smile we all love to see...

Also you'll find Julie "in character" as Stupefyin' Jones, Miss Devlin, The Princess from "Star Trek," Robot AF-709, and (some of them beautifully colorized) Catwoman. It's almost all there. I say almost, 'cause the question: "Where is a picture of Dorcas?" can't be answered the affirmative. Not yet!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Monkees love JULIE NEWMAR and so does SANTA

What a Christmas surprise.

There's a NEW Monkees album featuring holiday songs. And JULIE is featured!

"What Would Santa Do," done comic-book style, offers panels in which "the boys" wonder what would SANTA DO about the grinches who aren't in the Christmas spirit.

The music video revisits Julie's famous character "APRIL DANCER." That one episode is an all time favorite for everyone!

"What Would Santa Do?" He'd say Merry Christmas, Thanks for Everything, JULIE NEWMAR.

And thanks to Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork (yes, Peter, we remember you sitting a few tables down from Julie at the Supermega Show in New Jersey some years back!). How can you not be in the holiday mood NOW?

Check out "WHAT WOULD SANTA DO" by THE MONKEES via YOUTUBE. (AHEM, they re-used a lot of the comic book panels, including some images of Julie, for the slightly rude "(I can't wait to) UNWRAP YOU AT CHRISTMAS." OK, guys, you can DREAM...)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Get a Life - or Get a SMILE? Julie Signs by Mail

The British comedian Spike Milligan once surprised a fan by refusing to sign an autograph. He lectured something like: “You’re just asking me because you recognized me. If you were a REAL fan, you would have written to me!”

Indeed, most fans do that. Thanks to the Internet, most every celebrity address is known. Some websites charge a fee for supplying home, agent and manager addresses, and some FANMAIL forums "share" that info free. They post their “successes” or “failures.” And give tips (sample form letters) on how to write a letter without really trying. ("Put favorite film say you are a big fan...") Julie Newmar is almost always listed as a “success." See the above. Address redacted (oh, like it wouldn't take you 30 seconds go Google it for yourself!)

Some collectors love quantity over quality. They don't like spending money on photos. They prefer to get 3x5 or playing cards signed. Postage is just one stamp to and from. They can keep the cards in a few neat boxes, and pridefully say, “Yep, I got her. Got him…” and flip through and show it off. Here's someone who has decks and decks of signatures. Did this guy have the wit to pretend he chose the 7 of clubs in honor of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?" That IS Julie's real signature of course.

Yes, the forums mention a disappointing RTS (“return to sender”), worry over a "possible secretarial," or let others know if the star sends a form letter stating a price charged for a signature.

Many stars, who were fans themselves, are good sports, or feel it's a good business move. They know what a thrill it can be to get an autograph, even by mail. “Wow, the star took a moment for ME…ME, a nobody in Nowhere Town. I’m SOMEBODY after all!”

Some stars, and some friends and parents of autograph hounds say “Get a life.” But many believe autograph collecting is a nice hobby, and it rewards both parties. Everyone likes to get some kind of validation. The stars who sign, rather than stick in a form letter with an excuse? Well, as Soupy Sales once told me, regarding fans, “It takes just as much time to be nice as to be nasty.”