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Out of curiosity, did anyone manage to give Rooney an item that he DID approve of? And did anyone have a good experience with him??

 

 

 

I got my photosession photograph signed on the Sunday morning. Mickey was happy to sign it, even asking what colour pen he should use. There was no queue when I was there, so we talked a few mins (mainly with Jan as I think Mickeys hearing isn't too good), and they both shook my hand as I left. Mickey was very nice, didn't stop smiling.

 

I was very pleased about meeting him, and I'm amazed by all the negative comments over him. Maybe it was the Saturday when people had the bad experiences, maybe he was jet-lagged?

 

 

By the way, does anyone know if she wears a wig?? During the photoshoot she needed to re-style her hair as some came out of place, but she hid behind the screen to do it - dubious I thought. Not that there's anything wrong with wearing a wig, I just wondered.

 

I met joan about 2 years ago after she did a play in Newcastle. We waited afterwards to meet her, and we were escorted backstage. She was sat in a little office, and signed autographs for everyone who wanted them.

 

She still had the some of the stage make up on, but no wig - and she still looked fantastic. Her hair was tied back (i'm guessing it makes it easier for the wig). I dont really know why she bothers with the wig as her hair looked great naturally!

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I met Mickey Rooney during his tour a couple of years ago and he was perfectly pleasant to me at that time. He made eye contact and thanked me for coming to the show and appeared to enjoy signing autographs for a busy queue. It's a shame to read how negative he was at this event, and I feel bad for those who had such disappointing experiences. Reading this thread has made me very glad I didn't go, which I would have done if the event had been closer.

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I decided that I was gonna get his auto , because he was Mickey Rooney , not because I loved him in anything . I wangled my money about , decided who I was gonna miss , and went up early on Saturday . I paid my money , picked my piccy , then asked for a pen to write my name on the back of the ticket so he could personalise . The photo lady said he wasn't personalising , so I asked for my money back .

 

He made it easy for me really , made my mind up quickly - I know he is Mickey Rooney , but can only remember him in National Velvet , looked on IMDB and didn't remember him from anything I liked that he was in .

 

Then I talked to a guy who'd met him earlier who said he wasn't looking up , wasn't speaking and his auto was a squiggle - and knew I'd made the right decision . I love getting the old STARS , but have to have a reason , have to like them in something or for something , and in the end I couldn't think of a reason to get Mickey .

 

I have also read on his IMDB page quotes he is said to have made about Ernest Borgnine , who he doesn't appear to like a lot . For Autographica to put him next to Ernest seemed a bit tactless , especially when Ernie was so busy .

 

All in all , a good £25 saved .

 

i think that may have been me you spoke to who said he was rubbish... we took each others pics for Ernest borgnine?

 

anyway, some may argue that you are only really paying for the item to be signed, not a photo of/with and not a chat BUT ive never had an experience this bad before, real waste of money. More frustrating then that i read how he was like a completely different person on the Sunday. Live and learn i guess

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i think that may have been me you spoke to who said he was rubbish... we took each others pics for Ernest borgnine?

 

anyway, some may argue that you are only really paying for the item to be signed, not a photo of/with and not a chat BUT ive never had an experience this bad before, real waste of money. More frustrating then that i read how he was like a completely different person on the Sunday. Live and learn i guess

 

Yes , it was you I talked to - and glad I did .

 

I know we are only paying for the auto , but even Dick Turpin talked to the people he robbed :D

 

I have met a couple of people and it has been obvious that it was a mutual dislike immediately , but I even got conversation out of them - probably something like " why are you getting that signed ? I don't like that ! why don't you just ***** ( inserts GO HOME ) "

 

Manners cost nothing , but the person who gets the good meeting remembers it for a long time :thumbup:

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You are only paying for an auto but good manners cost nothing. I think guests should say a "thank you" to their paying customers who have travelled far and wide at least. It costs nothing on the guest's part and takes about a second. It's just basic human decency and it's a shame more don't at least try to put it to practice.

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You are only paying for an auto but good manners cost nothing. I think guests should say a "thank you" to their paying customers who have travelled far and wide at least. It costs nothing on the guest's part and takes about a second. It's just basic human decency and it's a shame more don't at least try to put it to practice.

 

To be fair though, most do. At every event there's always one who doesn't, but the vast majority of guests are very friendly.

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If he was any other bloke and I didn't have other auto's to get I'd have happily knocked him out!

What, even an old fart like him???

 

Age does not excuse rudeness, he is (way) old enough to know better, and quite often in my experience celebrities mellow with age and become more down to earth, and often sign more too, as they become aware of thier own humility having nearly completed life's journey. They won't be asked to sign for ever, and won't have fans complimeting their work for ever either.

 

Its not really a big deal if a lady in her 70s wears a wig is it ?

 

Hence my post that says, not that ther'e anything wrong with wearing a wig, I just wondered.

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Would Big Dave Phillips like to comment on Mickey Rooney's behaviour?

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Hence my post that says, not that ther'e anything wrong with wearing a wig, I just wondered.

 

It's definitely a wig. No-one's hair looks like that at 75, not even Joan Collins :)

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You are only paying for an auto but good manners cost nothing. I think guests should say a "thank you" to their paying customers who have travelled far and wide at least. It costs nothing on the guest's part and takes about a second. It's just basic human decency and it's a shame more don't at least try to put it to practice.

 

To be fair though, most do. At every event there's always one who doesn't, but the vast majority of guests are very friendly.

 

True, most guests are polite, even the popular ones who are rushed off their feet and under preassure usually make some sort of effort to acknowledge you. There are still enough people who could better though.

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Its not really a big deal if a lady in her 70s wears a wig is it ?

 

Hence my post that says, not that ther'e anything wrong with wearing a wig, I just wondered.

 

 

I wasnt refering to your comment it was to other person regarding Wig-gate.

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Its not really a big deal if a lady in her 70s wears a wig is it ?

 

Hence my post that says, not that ther'e anything wrong with wearing a wig, I just wondered.

 

 

I wasnt refering to your comment it was to other person regarding Wig-gate.

Cool, no worries

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If someone wants to wear a wig for vanity its up to them.

 

On the topic of Rooney, i went in to Autographica for the various plps sigs i wanted on the sunday (had quick look on saturday just see what it was like). Went for Borgnines first and must admit i was little surprised at lack of queue for MR. Anyways whilst i was getting a quick word with EB, me old man had gone have word with MR so had drag him bk so could have a photo with EB. Now then i think my dad may have inadverteantly upset MR as he mixed him up with someone else in a diff film-cant remember who the other person was or what film, but dad had been convinced MR was in it. Anyhow when was finished with EB went to pay my 25 at MR's desk picking up photo of him in Night at the Museum as it only film seen MR in. Asked him if he was doing panto again this yr, he'd like to but aint been asked. Got a posed pic with him and as i was leaving him and we said wor goodbyes and thanks for doin such a good film am convinced he turned his head to one side, muttering thats what they all say. So he obvisouly aint appy plp only know im for panto and night at the Museum. Sounds it though i got off lightly.

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I wonder where his prejudice ends? He is happy to do TV shows, cameos and Panto even, but where does he draw the line at what he wants to be known for? I mean, the Twilight Zone I saw him in was 30 mins of him acting his heart out - the only actor in the episode. It ALL focused on him - how many of his films can he say gave him that kind of chance to show his acting? It was written by one of the most well-respected TV-writers of the time, Rod Serling. It may even have been written specifically for him. If it were me, I would be proud to be known for something so prolific. But if you end up doing Simpsons, cameos and Panto, that is what the younger generation is going to associate you with. Wasn't it fantastic how, during the Borgnine photo session, he talked of The Simpsons as if it was a badge of honour appearing in it! Now there's a happy man!

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