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Mike_The_First
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posted 07-29-2016 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone requested/received an autograph from Neil Armstrong's assistant, Vivian White (especially since Neil's passing)?

I know she signed a lot of letters in response to those sent to or about Neil, but has anyone ever actually written to request her autograph?

Dirk
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posted 08-01-2016 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dirk   Click Here to Email Dirk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a signed letter of her dated 2009. Is there a difference a signature then or now?

Mike_The_First
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posted 08-02-2016 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm just wondering if she's amenable to signing for the sake of signing.

I wouldn't be surprised if that's changed since Neil passed away.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-02-2016 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Out of curiosity, is there a particular reason you're interested in her autograph?

Mike_The_First
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posted 08-03-2016 03:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The history of it.

Ideally, I'd love to get her to sign my copy of "First Man."

Kevmac
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posted 08-03-2016 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's actually a pretty cool idea. As close to Neil Armstrong as anyone will ever get unless family.

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posted 08-03-2016 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
James Hansen's next book, "Dear Neil Armstrong" might be an even more appropriate medium in that case.

Mike_The_First
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posted 08-03-2016 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Kevmac:
That's actually a pretty cool idea.
I thought so — I mean, for years, a response from her was a response from Neil, as far as letters to his office went. And, if memory serves, she was also one of the sources for the book.

I just wanted to see if anyone else had done it or had any luck.

Mike_The_First
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posted 12-08-2017 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't post it at the time, but after just reading that she passed away a couple of weeks ago, I felt that it'd be appropriate to share in her memory.

Instead of sending a book, I opted to send a label to act as a makeshift bookplate, since it's a lot less hassle for the signer. I received it back signed & personalized within a few weeks:

(I blacked out the personalization for personal reasons.)

While I appreciated Robert's suggestion and thought about it quite a bit, I ended up deciding to go with my original idea and stuck it in my copy of "First Man."

Dirk
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posted 12-11-2017 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dirk   Click Here to Email Dirk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have also several letters signed by her.

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