scorpioscribe:

I read in the comments under an article about the Oct. 17 Hollywood Auction 65 that includes Mork’s spacesuit from ‘Mork and Mindy’, that someone suggested a Kickstarter campaign be formed and the public invited to donate to it so the “people” could buy Mork’s space suit and donate it to the…

I’ve never been to the Smithsonian and I don’t even live in the USA but I LOVE this idea.
These rare signed items from the recent production of ‘The Crucible’ starring Richard Armitage are being auctioned for charity this year thanks to the generosity of the company at the Old Vic Theatre. 

The signed programme is currently on offer until 28th September. You can place a bid here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221547162163?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

The signed poster will go on sale from 20th November - the perfect Christmas present for any Richard Armitage fan!

All proceeds will be passed to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research via www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk.

Please also check out my other listings which feature autographs / unique photos of 49 funny people and film stars….

Thanks for looking! These rare signed items from the recent production of ‘The Crucible’ starring Richard Armitage are being auctioned for charity this year thanks to the generosity of the company at the Old Vic Theatre. 

The signed programme is currently on offer until 28th September. You can place a bid here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221547162163?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

The signed poster will go on sale from 20th November - the perfect Christmas present for any Richard Armitage fan!

All proceeds will be passed to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research via www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk.

Please also check out my other listings which feature autographs / unique photos of 49 funny people and film stars….

Thanks for looking!

These rare signed items from the recent production of ‘The Crucible’ starring Richard Armitage are being auctioned for charity this year thanks to the generosity of the company at the Old Vic Theatre.

The signed programme is currently on offer until 28th September. You can place a bid here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221547162163?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

The signed poster will go on sale from 20th November - the perfect Christmas present for any Richard Armitage fan!

All proceeds will be passed to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research via www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk.

Please also check out my other listings which feature autographs / unique photos of 49 funny people and film stars….

Thanks for looking!

Please check out my current charity auction which includes 49 unique photos/autograph sets featuring famous funny people & film stars. All proceeds go to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and for every copy of Robin Williams’ photo sold I will donate a further £5 to the mental health charity, MIND.

The Forget-Me-Not Project was set up in memory of my sister, Sue, and this particular auction is dedicated to the memory of Robin Williams, a man who made me laugh my whole life (and still does!) RIP x

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” ― Victor Borge

It’s exactly a week until the next Forget-Me-Not Project charity auction begins. It’s also exactly a month today since the world lost one its shining lights, the incomparable Robin Williams. Many moving and eloquent tributes have been paid to him and next week’s auction is my small way of honouring him for the gifts he shared with us all - his humour, his humility, his humanity.

It feels like he has been there for me my whole life - laughing at Mork’s antics as a child, being inspired to ‘read and write poetry’ as I grew older, watching his stand-up routines until I knew them by heart as a student and then, as an adult, always being someone I could turn to for light relief or enlightenment whenever life got on top of me.

The first time I travelled to the USA - for a waitressing job on Long Island the summer after I left university - it was Mork and Mindy re-runs on a local cable station which made me feel at home. After flirting with TS Garp and John Keating I fell for the crazy, free-spirited alien all over again. When my summer job finished I used my savings to travel to California because I wanted to try to catch one of Robin Williams’ legendary comedy club appearances. No dice, but I did buy two of his albums in a record store in San Francisco. I still treasure them, price stickers and all, even though I no longer have a record player to play them on!

Fast forward to 2010 and, after a couple of abortive attempts to see him on tour, my dreams at last came true when I learned that he was to make his Broadway debut in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. I booked a ticket straight away and in March 2011 I finally got to sit in the front row and watch one of my all-time heroes performing on stage. Meeting him afterwards was almost surreal - I was grinning from ear-to-ear but shaking like a leaf. He seemed tired but what struck me most was how gracious and humble he was with every single person waiting at that stage door; he greeted everyone with ‘Hi, how are you?’ or ‘Hi, nice to meet you’, thanked us for being there and exhorted us all to ‘Take care of yourself’. I barely remember what I said to him but I do recall that he made me laugh and that I was over the moon when he signed my playbill and posed for a ‘flower photo’.

I’ve been thinking about that meeting a lot in recent weeks and one of my greatest thrills has also become one of my biggest regrets. I wish I had taken the opportunity to give him something back. He gave so much joy and laughter, insight and inspiration; I should have told him how much that meant to me, my whole life. And if I could have that encounter over again I would ask if I could give him a hug. I feel like I took him for granted and took what he so freely offered but didn’t give him anything in return. He helped millions of people to laugh and to feel better about themselves and in the end the hideous, malicious disease that killed him probably wouldn’t let him acknowledge what a difference he made, not even to his family’s lives. I hope he knows it now and that the knowledge gives him joy and contentment for eternity.

So this next auction is inspired by what Robin Williams gave to the world and in particular it’s a celebration of the power of laughter. It includes original ‘flower photos’ and autograph cards featuring dozens of people who have made comedy their mission in life, as well as reproductions of Robin Williams’ photo and autograph card (pictured above). 100% of proceeds will be passed to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research in memory of my sister and for every Robin Williams reprint sold I will personally donate £5 to the mental health charity Mind.

The auction launches on 18th September. Full listings will be available on my website: www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk

Thank you for reading and thank you Robin - for everything.

liftedeyes:

Nothing I am saying is new or interesting, but it’s just a personal reflection.

I hear about celebrity deaths … fairly often… as we all do.

There have only been a select few that impacted me at all. The first was John Ritter from Three’s Company (and 8 Simple Rules, etc.) I was 12 and I still…

"THE MEASURE OF A MAN"

Not - How did he die? But - How did he live?
Not - What did he gain? But - What did he give?

These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Not - What was his station? But - had he a heart?
And - How did he play his God-given part?

Was he ever ready with a word of good cheer?
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not - What was his church? Not - What was his creed?
But - Had he befriended those really in need?

Not - What did the sketch in the newspaper say?
But - How many were sorry when he passed away?

These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

- Anonymous author

"THE MEASURE OF A MAN"

Not - How did he die? But - How did he live?
Not - What did he gain? But - What did he give?

These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Not - What was his station? But - had he a heart?
And - How did he play his God-given part?

Was he ever ready with a word of good cheer?
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not - What was his church? Not - What was his creed?
But - Had he befriended those really in need?

Not - What did the sketch in the newspaper say?
But - How many were sorry when he passed away?

These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

- Anonymous author

worksbynlmello:

I don’t think I want to say goodbye to Robin Williams. I think I want to say thank you.

I want to say thank you for the smile on my older brother’s face when he watches ‘Hook’ - again - and remembers that he’s still a kid, even if he’s technically all grown up.

I want to say thank you for my…

I’ve never cried so much for someone I didn’t know. Meeting Robin Williams on Broadway in 2011 was a lifelong ambition fulfilled and I will always treasure the images above. I only wish I had been brave enough to tell him how much he inspired me, both as a child and as an adult. And of course he could make me laugh till I cried, more than anyone else ever!

Maybe it was my typical British reserve kicking in, maybe it was the feeling that he’d probably heard it a million times before. Maybe he would have just brushed it off anyway. As it stands, my heart breaks to think that - in his final moments - all the love and laughter he contributed to the world couldn’t be reflected back to help save him. I hope he is basking in it now.

Rest in Peace Mr Williams, and thank you for sharing your humour, your heart & your humanity with the rest of us. x

This mean & moody photo of Arthur Darvill was taken last year at the stage door of Once on Broadway. A framed copy of the photo and an autograph card signed by Arthur Darvill are currently included in a charity auction which runs through until Sunday 29th June.

As an unexpected bonus, the reverse of the card has also been signed by Orlando Bloom. #random

If you’d like to bid on the photo/card package the listing can be found among 37 other great items here: http://tinyurl.com/lx5nr9t

Check out my website http://www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk for more info.

Please reblog! TIA This mean & moody photo of Arthur Darvill was taken last year at the stage door of Once on Broadway. A framed copy of the photo and an autograph card signed by Arthur Darvill are currently included in a charity auction which runs through until Sunday 29th June.

As an unexpected bonus, the reverse of the card has also been signed by Orlando Bloom. #random

If you’d like to bid on the photo/card package the listing can be found among 37 other great items here: http://tinyurl.com/lx5nr9t

Check out my website http://www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk for more info.

Please reblog! TIA

This mean & moody photo of Arthur Darvill was taken last year at the stage door of Once on Broadway. A framed copy of the photo and an autograph card signed by Arthur Darvill are currently included in a charity auction which runs through until Sunday 29th June.

As an unexpected bonus, the reverse of the card has also been signed by Orlando Bloom. #random

If you’d like to bid on the photo/card package the listing can be found among 37 other great items here: http://tinyurl.com/lx5nr9t

Check out my website http://www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk for more info.

Please reblog! TIA