This Alan Alda letter thing… imagine how cool it would be for him to suddenly receive letters from all over the world, everyone asking about M*A*S*H. Especially if all the letters had one common component (like an ending phrase or a symbol drawn in a corner or something) that…
Aren’t we seriously, seriously? This would be such a great gift to him! Maybe we could do it in time for Christmas, as a Christmas present. That will give us time to round up a lot of people, to write the letters and so on. :D
I don’t know y’all.
Like, I know that William Christopher doesn’t respond to fanmail, and actually discourages it. Granted all actors are different, and Alan Alda has had a very different experience/relationship with his fan base and has gone on to have a very different career from Christopher’s… but they are still old celebs from an old TV show, they come from a rather different era/culture of fan/celeb interaction and have been at this a lot longer than the latest celebs of newer fandoms. They might feel a lot differently about this than I dunno the cast of Avengers or Scrubs or whatever.
I just wanted to mention this so that before organizing an en masse assault on their (agents’) inboxes we actually take a moment to find out/consider how it might actually be received. (We’d like to imagine they’d love it but they might very much not.)
Alan reads and responds, at least to some letters.
This project is, as I understand it, about showing that M*A*S*H still touches people’s hearts even today, even for people who weren’t born until after the show ended, and about showing that a lot of people appreciate Alan’s work and general existence, still. It’s a Christmas gift saying “hey man, thank you, we love you”. I’ll bet you my apartment he’ll be glad.