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Ask me how much I love Shelley Long… Go Ahead… Ask me how much I love… because I can tell you right now… I LOVE SHELLEY LONG! Troop Beverly Hills, Hello Again, The Money Pit… I mean damn… Just watching… No, just the thought of watching a Shelley Long film makes me smile. I mean just beam. Troop Beverly Hills is a classic… I know it’s a cult classic now, but it was one of the first movies I have ever seen. Okay, I’m singing the cookie time song… and the Beach Boys Theme song at the same time… Ah… Anyway, none other than the legend that is Ms. Shelley Long is doing a rare appearance at California Artists Radio Theatre at the Beverly Garland Hotel… in North Hollywood… Hmmm this might be interesting…

2:00 p.m. – I just arrived; Scotty said he is going to come but he’s going to come later on. I’m going to try and get tickets for the event, but I have no idea what to look for.

2:12 p.m. – Oh, Marissa is here, another friend who spends their time standing in strange places to get autographs, lol… Anyway, we’re going to try and scout this out.

2:34 p.m. – Okay, tickets are all sold out… So, now we just get to wait. The show started a little bit ago, and I really wish I could have gone. The organization, http://www.cartaudio.org, puts on shows where celebrities will come in and perform old radio programs. It’s nice there are places like this that keep this art form alive.

3:01 p.m. – Marissa and I are hanging out on a bench just on the other end of the theatre… I have no idea how long with will be… sigh… I have my Outrageous Fortune mini poster, Troop Beverly Hills original press kit, a couple folded one sheets, etc… yeah, I have a lot of stuff… lol…

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3:35 p.m. – Scotty just got here… He has something for Jo Anne Worley who is also here and his Troop Beverly Hills DVD.

3:41 p.m. – Oh… Oh… I see Jo Anne Worley… I think she’s leaving. Wait, this is perfect… I can see if there is an artist entrance… yay… Jo Anne Worley… God Bless her…

3:42 p.m. – Marissa is waiting at the top and I’m scouting around. We are in a hotel, did I mention that? So, it’s such a strange venue.

3:43 p.m. – Jo Anne Worley is at her car… So, I’m going downstairs to see where she goes in.

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3:45 p.m. – Alright, well Jo Anne Worley is coming back up the steps. Hmmmm Okay, well, I guess there’s not artist entrance… ah well. I’m walking back up the steps…

3:46 p.m. – holy shit! As I’m walking up the steps none other than Ms. Shelley Long walked right in front of Jo Anne and they start talking and dart right into the bathroom.

3:47 p.m. – I almost peed right there… Oh my Lord…

3:49 p.m. – its intermission. We wait and See Shelley Long darting right back inside… sigh… ah well…

4:01 p.m. – So, the three of us are just chilling watching the tennis players at the hotel… lol… I’m still laughing to myself thinking of being at a hotel waiting for Shelley Long! Lol…

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4:11 p.m. – Oh a couple other collectors’ are coming now. They’re cool though. So far none of the evil collector’s I can’t stand, thank God. Not that I think Shelley Long is a massive draw, but still… she is to me!

4:24 p.m. – Great another five people are here… and they are evil… sigh…

4:31 p.m. – These people better not be scamming on my Shelley Long! Grrrr…

4:39 p.m. – Oh… It looks like the show is going to end soon. Are you serious…? Three of the other ass collector’s just barged into the event during the encore… I mean come on… have some class people. That just bugs the crap out of me. Sigh…

4:44 p.m. – The show is over and we can see the other collector’s getting signatures inside, so we decide to walk in since the show is over.

4:45 p.m. – Scotty and I see Ms. Shelley Long, he heads over to get Jo Anne Worley on his Beauty and the Beast lithograph but I’m all about Shelley Long.

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4:46 p.m. – At first she says, she has to go, and that she signed three for these other guys. But then relented and signed one each for us. She signed my Outrageous Fortune mini poster and was nice enough to personalize it for me. Then I asked her for a picture and she said, “No, I really have to go.”

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4:47 p.m. – She signed Scotty’s DVD of Troop Beverly Hills, and Shelley Long asked him if he even seen this movie. Then Scotty busted out with the Cookie Time theme song and they started singing it together. Lol… It was so cute.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF MS. SHELLEY LONG HERE!
MS. SHELLEY LONG TALKING WITH FANS AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS

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4:48 p.m. – Then I pulled out the press kit, and said, “Ms. Long I have the original press kit for Troop Beverly Hills, would you mind signing it for me?” She said, “Sure.”

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And then personalized it. I then… totally fanned out… lol… I just told her how much I loved her, and how Troop Beverly Hills was on of the first movies I have seen, and how I have loved her for years. I said, “You have no idea what a huge fan of yours I am.” Then Shelley Long said, “I’m starting to understand.” She stopped, and said, “Well, let me just give you a hug.” I said… “Oh my God, I’m going to cry.” LOL and I got a hug from Shelley Long! LOL…

4:50 p.m. – I then asked if she would mind doing a picture, and she was so nice. Shelley was like of course! Cause I can now call Ms. Long Shelley. Lol… The picture of course was blurry once I checked it… I was like no… It was like Captain Kirk yelling “Khannnnnnn” in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan… I mean seriously.

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4:52 p.m. – As Ms. Shelley Long was walking out, I stopped her, and was like, “Ms. Long I’m so sorry, but the picture was blurry would you mind…” And she cut me off and said, “Mike, we can not have a blurry picture!” And she redid the photo for me. I was dying! Ah… Good times… She was so nice, and it was such a great afternoon. It’s always nice to meet someone you really love and have them be super great. Whoo Hoo!

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