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fan letter query

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Astro4004, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. Astro4004

    Astro4004 New Member

    Does anyone have an address to which I can send a fan letter for Jerry Nelson? If so, please e-mail me! Thanks in advance

    4004
  2. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    Hey Astro!

    Send fan mail to:
    The Jim Henson Company Fan Mail (For Performers & Muppets)
    P.O. Box 20726
    New York, NY 10023

    For more addresses, click here.

    - Billy :cool:
  3. Astro4004

    Astro4004 New Member

    cool!

    Thanks so much, Matt!
  4. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Billy, do you know if these letters are actually read? Or do they just get tossed in the garbage like most fan mail to major entertainment companies?

    -Matt
  5. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    What an individual performer does with their fan mail is, of course, up to them. Some trash it. Some hire a service to answer it. Some read it. Some send a form letter response. Some answer the letters individually.

    JHC does get the fan mail to the performers. A number of people have posted here that they received responses to letters. I believe Jackie (or was it Emmy? I'm pretty sure it was one of the BBB) got a great response from Dave Goeltz a while back-- included answers to some unique questions.
  6. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Oh Awesome! Thanks for the info Ms. Quilter!! :D

    -Matt
  7. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    Like what MuppetQuilter said, it is up to the individual Muppeteer (or at least I think it is). I've written to some of the Muppeteers a couple of times (and it was I who wrote to Dave Goelz and had all kinds of silly questions. Jackie sent some questions to Jerry Nelson. I should force her to share those answers hear). That's actually how I got a lot of the information I used for my website (Your Face!). I wrote to the Muppeteers asking for stories about Richard, and they wrote back to me (and now those letters are framed and sitting on my desk).

    So go on! Write! You'll never get a reply if you never try!

    :D
  8. Astro4004

    Astro4004 New Member

    thanks!

    A hearty thanks to everyone for the info. Great site, Emmy! I'm hoping to create a similar tribute site soon, for Jerry Nelson. I'll keep everyone updated.
  9. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Member

    Hey Emmy...what exactly does "Your face!" mean???
  10. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

  11. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Member

    OK, I saw it. I thought you invented the term, but I was wrong.
  12. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    Nope. I didn't invent it. I just gave it a new life...

    :D
  13. But she's very honored you thought she penned it. :)

    "This post was brought to you by anything but the letter "see"."
  14. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    Now you're just looking for trouble...

    :D
  15. I am not! I am not!

    :eek:
  16. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    Yes you are! You just throw that in there for no reason at all! It would be like if I suddenly announce that I don't like potato chips.

    And I really don't like potato chips...

    :D
  17. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    Matt-

    Like the others said, it's up to the individual performer. I remember that Jerry Nelson reads almost all his mail (one fan said that Jerry (or Henson) actually paid over $1 to have a *heavy* letter mailed back to them. Typical kindness of members of the Henson staff!)

    I've talked with a few performers, but mostly through e-mail, so I don't know exactly who responds to what.

    Have fun,

    - Billy :cool:
  18. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Rock n Roll Billy! I'm going to start writting my letters as soon as I can!! :D

    -Matt
  19. MIKEB97

    MIKEB97 New Member

    Fan Letters are an awesome idea! I'm thinking of writing to Caroll Spinney, however I don't know what to write. Ideas anyone?
  20. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    How about:

    Dear Mr. Spinney,
    You were such a positive influence in my life. Your performance of Big Bird has enriched my being since I was a child, and has continued to do so to this very day. Even though I don't know you personally, I consider you a dear friend, and a mentor that has helped shaped me into the human being I am now. Thank you so much, you rock very hard...and I Love You :)

    Sincerely,
    <Your Name Here>

    You can use whatever of that applies to you. And BTW...it isn't wrong to love him!!! :D (I think we all do)

    -Matt


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