Scotty has been trying and trying to meet legendary actor Mr. Dick Van Dyke for what seems like at least eight years. I wish I was exaggerating. Honestly, it’s been a mission for him. He was rejected one on one, in a crowed, etc…
So, when I got the enthusiastic call… I got him! I was so happy for Scotty! I honestly forgot about the event in all the Thanksgiving madness or I would have gone as well.
But more than anything, I’m happy that Scotty got his Thanksgiving miracle! Check out his full report after the jump!
The Comic Screening
Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, and Michele Lee In Person!
Los Angeles, CA
November 20, 2012
Along with my family, my friends, and my job, I will be thankful this Thanksgiving for finally getting an autograph from an actor I have been trying to get for some time. I have been trying to get a signature from Mr. Dick Van Dyke and each time I have asked, I have been turned down, or have not made it close enough before they whisk him off.
I found that Mr. Van Dyke was doing a Q & A, with Carl Reiner, for the 1969 film “The Comic.” I was going to try with the hopes he may be willing to sign for a few fans at a smaller event. I was also interested in getting Carl Reiner, as I loved the movie “Summer School” as a kid. He directed the film and had a cameo in it.
I looked on line and saw that the event was sold out. I went anyway with the hopes someone would have an extra ticket. When I arrived, I saw that actress Michele Lee would be joining the Q & A too. I was disappointed as I would have liked her to sign my “The Love Bug” DVD. As it turned out, someone had one extra ticket and I got in.
The Q & A had already started. The session ended about ten minutes later and the film began.
Since I was one of the last ones in the theater, I stood in the back, as I only saw one seat in the middle of a row. I stayed standing so I would be able to move if they decided to have the stars leave during the movie. Mr. Van Dyke, Mr. Reiner, and Ms. Lee were escorted to some seats and were staying to watch the film. About twenty-five minutes into the film Dick Van Dyke and his party got up to leave. I made my way to the lobby with a few other fans and asked if he wouldn’t mind signing. He kindly obliged. I was so excited!
I had him sign my Mary Poppins record that I have had since I was a child. After he signed it he asked, “Do you have something to play that on?” I was also able to get a picture with Mr. Van Dyke. I could not believe I finally had success with him.
I stayed for the rest of the movie. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend adding it to your Netflix list. As the movie ended, I made my way to the lobby and was lucky enough to get Mr. Reiner to sign my DVD before he quickly left the theater.
I was also able t get a photo with Ms. Lee before she made her way out.
It was a great night! Thank you Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, and Michele Lee!
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