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How do you write a letter to a famous person?

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Writing a letter to a famous person to get results can be a bit different than a formal business letter. If you are an ardent fan of the famous person, there are pointers to consider.

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Famous people, particularly entertainers, may receive hundreds or thousands of letters a week. If they are very active people in their careers, their time is limited. A formal letter often does not catch the eye of that famous person, who often looks through the mail briefly. A hand written note may draw the response you seek. Since the famous entertainer often travels from one location to another dependent upon the dictates of his or her career, it is often difficult to determine an appropriate mailing address. It is sometimes best to mail the letter to the entertainer's agent, who stays in a stationary location. It is advised to keep the letter short, courteous, and sincere. Some celebrities answer letters and some do not, but many appreciate fan letters. You may receive an authentically signed thank you letter from the celebrity, or it may be a stamped signature, applied by the star's secretary. There is no guarantee that you will get an answer, but sometimes persistence pays after sending three or four letters

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