“With our computers today, we have a whole new population who will find all of this totally academic, since they write by hand as little as possible. Even signing their names seems to have gone by the boards.
Ironically, when I grew up and entered show business, I found many people who actually practiced diligently to make their autographs as eye-catching, illegible, and uncopyable as possible!
On Hot In Cleveland, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, and I sign scripts each week to be used as charity auction items. I am always grateful that I know their names, because I wouldn’t have a clue from their signatures, which are as distinctive and interesting as they are. You can’t imagine how dull my readable but boring ‘Betty White’ looks on that script cover in that distinguished company.