Guestbook Archive

Hi Lily, Hi lily, Hi low. There will be a performance of The Vagina Monologues in Paducah, KY on March 12 at the 4 Rivers Center. I would like to cordially invite you and Jane to this performance. This would make my life complete. Some people say I remind them of you. Sincerely, Christina
Christina Powers

Paducah, KY USA – Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 07:24:22 (PST)

The other day I was at a wymmyn’s music festival, which in and of itself was sort of strange because I’m not a wymmyn or a womyn or anything w-, I’m just a plain old man. Anyway I was weaving my way through the jungle of tofu booths and undeoderized piercing tents, avoiding an encoutner with the minotaur, when who should I run into by folk-pop songstress Fiona Apple. She was at the concession stand buying some tea and so I went up and said “Who do you think you are, Fiona Snapple?” Then we both had a laugh and for a second there I swear I forgot entirely about my penis.
James Easter Bradford

Washington, DC 20012 – Monday, February 21, 2005 at 13:11:41 (PST)

Dear Lily,
My Aunt (Evelyn Trimmer) wanted me to pass a very specific message onto you. She “has been jotting it down and has pictures for 25 years”. She also wanted me to tell you that she’s writing a book called “The Housecracker”. If I could get an email response, I can send you her number. She wants you to call her.

Thanks,
Ben Trimmer <ben.trimmer@entaq.com>

Houston, TX USA – Monday, February 21, 2005 at 07:01:33 (PST)

I saw your show in NYC about 25 (?) years ago. And now I get to watch you on “West Wing.” You’ve always been great. I’m from Philadelphia and putting together a “show” for women living in a homeless shelter. Songs, monologues…wish you could be IN it. Do you have any ideas for good material? My goal is to lighten their load for an hour, create joy and laughter…inspire women with joy. I just checked your web site to be inspired myself. When are you coming back to the east coast?

I can’t imagine someone actually responds to this e-mail, but thought I’d give it a try.
Judy Rodes

also 7th grade teacher

Ambler, PA USA – Friday, February 18, 2005 at 07:43:51 (PST)

Lily has been my queen ever since I remeber seeing 9-5 when I was about 5. Now I’m a queen, but still second to lily. I dragged everyone I know to watch huckabees. And someone got me ‘Big business’ on DVD for valentines day, which is a staple of TV when you’re growing up on the UK yay! Thanks for making a northerner laugh so much!
Mike Hurst

London, UK – Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 04:14:50 (PST)

Lily, I wanted to thank you sooo much for making “This Is A Recording” available on CD. I’ve been searching for it for so long, as my original LP is so worn out from years of use. It’s one of my favorite albums to listen to! And to those who have not listened to it, buy it now! You won’t be sorry.
Christian

Seattle, WA USA – Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 19:11:02 (PST)

Lily and web designer, this is a wonderful, hilarious website. I came on, looking for Lily’s address and stayed for an hour laughing so hard my cat headed for the kitchen, thinking something was wrong! Thanks for your great humor, the wisdom and the pretty face that we could make look silly. I laughed like a baby! I will always be your fan! You’re a treasure and so is Jane!
KT Good

Tucson, AZ USA – Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 19:15:15 (PST)

Dear Lily, Welcome to Santa Barbara.I wook forward to seeing you at Cambell Hall tomorrow. I have a question for Jane. Is your book J.T. available on DVD? I own the book and would love to have J.T. on DVD. If not, you my consider a remake for our future generations. It’s something all must see. Thank You

Patti Sandoval
Santa Barbara, CA USA – Friday, February 11, 2005 at 15:48:50 (PST)

I’m a relative of yours. My Dad Edgar E. Tomlinson Sr.and his Dad was Jessie Tomlinson. He (my Dad lived in Mt.Vernon,Ind. until his dad died when he was low in teens)my Dad and his brother Richard and his Mom moved to Staford Kansas. He met my Mom on the train when he was in the service an of course they got married and lived most of there live’s in Chicago. In the last 20 yrs we found out us kids that we had relative’s in down state Ind. We went to some of the reuions in Mt. Vernon. Cassie and her husband Glenn of Kentucy is one of our cousins does our family tree so did my mom and now she is in the nursing home. There e-mail I can give you for research and maybe a new book of fun and laughs. I’ve have a niece that can sing real good I found out in California at her brothers military wedding this last January. I really don’t like to talk to much right now is because there is many people reading this. Write to me please on my e-mail.
Dennis Tomlinson

Chicago, ILL. Cook – Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 15:34:29 (PST)

Some time ago, using my knowledge of your charachters, and some new material I had put together, I placed a piece describing amongst other things, a meeting of Tess, and Judith. It was a lengthy piece, but nonetheless humorous AND moving, in a way I had hoped you and Jane would like. I just wanted more than anything to make YOU laugh. God knows you’ve done your part to make ME laugh!!
I followed with a letter from my heart telling you about my childhood and how your humor was a large part of the reason why I did not give up. These two entries that I wrote, I am unable to find I think they are not here any more, yet something else I sent a long while back still is here. Does that mean that you read my Tess piece and the letter? Maybe it was bumped off by some of those scrolling ads. Maybe a site manager could let me know. I know youre busy. But you DID change my life, …and you ARE changing the whole world. One heart at a time.
Jeffrey Edward Terry Sousa
Honolulu, HI USA – Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 07:12:12 (PST)

I think you are great. I am looking for Vernon Tomlin( ur 1st cousin from Georgia). Is he still living ? My husband misses him. We would love to meet you !!!
Michael & Mistee Lambert

Carrollton, GA USA – Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 18:32:00 (PST)

I’ve been a fan of yours since I was a kid. I’m trying to find some of your older stuff like Incredible Shrinking woman, and other videos. Blockbuster & netflix don’t have them available anywhere. Any suggestions on where to find them for purchase?
BoomBoomGuy

Milwaukee, WI USA – Monday, February 07, 2005 at 14:50:51 (PST)

Hi Lily! I have some great news, the pointalsim (your portrait totally composed of dots) I made of you is done [thirty-five hours to complete it] is on its way to you c/o Tomlin & Wagner Theatricalz address. It’s just a copy of it to give you an idea of the original , as I am hoping to someday be able to give you the original in person(planing on framing the original and placing dried Lily petals around the picture). I hope you like the picture once you recieve it. Take care, my best wishes to you, your family & friends and the wonderful staff of this site.
Noreen Malarkey

Lloydminster, Sask. Canada – Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 16:25:35 (PST)

Hello Lily:
Looking forward to your concert in Santa Rosa, CA. I sent you an email thanking you for your performance here on 9/27/02 to benefit Sutter Breast Center (and you responded). My partner and I saw you in New York (front row seats compliments of Di & Peggy).
We have a giant dome home that you might like to visit.
Regards

Patricia Sargent

Guerneville, CA USA – Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 16:12:58 (PST)

congratulations!

Santa Monica, CA USA – Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 12:55:45 (PST)

LOVE YOUR WEB SIGHT,YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITES GOD BLESS CAPTDAVE
JOHN D. WHITE

ANNANDALE, VA. USA – Friday, January 28, 2005 at 09:52:12 (PST)

we’d love to have you at the Bob Hope theater in Stockton, CA.
sheila

Stockton, CA USA – Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 23:33:22 (PST)

You’ve always been a fan of mine in my dreams…. or is that since I’ve always been a REAL fan of yours….
Eric Ekstrom DD

Harwich Port, MA USA – Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 19:13:13 (PST)

Thats BOMB!! shes so awsome.89
Haidee

los anegles, ca us – Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 12:12:06 (PST)

I am so thrilled about the CD’S!
I had all your old records and now most of them are a big ol’ mess. Thanks for getting these out on CD!!! I can’t wait to hear “how’s the cake, Lud” again!
Ronny

West Hollywood, CA – Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 19:45:03 (PST)

lucky to find you, keep on the good workk guys! best of luck from hotels-in-sofia.com
NY, NY USA – Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 12:49:37 (PST)

Hi Lily, Some time ago you considered performing the manuscript version of my humorous feminist novel OY PIONEER! I have good news: the manuscript you read has been published by the University of Wisconsin Press in their Jewish fiction series. I have been doing public readings in Manhattan and audiences love the novel! Since I am certainly no performer, as I heard audiences laugh hysterically I thought of what a better job you could do. So, now that my work has been published by a renowned university press and it has live audiences’ seal of approval, would you reconsider it? The publisher’s description follows below.
Thank you and all best, Marleen Barr
Oy Pioneer!
A Novel
Marleen S. Barr

Library of American Fiction

Terrace Books, a trade imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press

An irreverent romp through the groves of academe with a fiercely feministóand husband-huntingóliterary theorist
What would happen if a feminist Jewish wit and scholar invaded David Lodge’s territory? Marleen S. Barr, herself a pioneer in the feminist criticism of science fiction, provides a giddily entertaining answer in this feisty novel. Oy Pioneer! follows professor Sondra Lear as she makes her inimitable way through a world of learningóat times fantastic, at times all too familiar, often hilarious, and always compulsively interesting.

As if Mel Brooks and Erica Jong had joined forces to recreate Sex and the City for the intellectual set, the story is a heady mix of Jewish humor, feminist insight, and academic satire. Lear is a tenured radical and a wildly ambitious intellectual, but is subject nonetheless to the husband-hunting imperatives of her Jewish mother. Her adventures expand narrative parameters according to Barr’s term “genre fission.”

Mixing elements of science fiction, fantasy, ethnic comedy, satire, and authentic experience of academic life, Oy Pioneer! is uncommonly funóa Jewish feminist scholar’s imaginative text boldly going where no academic satire has gone beforeóand bringing readers along for an exhilarating ride.

“The novel is clearly written, often witty, and moves quickly from scene to scene. It takes some familiar elements and gives them a new twist through a blend of genres. It should appeal to feminists, to academics, and to Jewish-American readers.” ó SFRA Review March 2004, Taylors, SC

“This frothy novel spoofs the unlikely combination of academia, feminism, Jewish mothers, Jewish humor, and Barbara Bush, among others.” ó Morton I. Teicher, founding dean of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University , and Dean Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Marleen S. Barr is Scholar in Residence at The Hadassah Brandeis Institute, a feminist research institute located at Brandeis University. Her many works include Genre Fission and Feminist Fabulation and, as editor, Envisioning the Future and the science fiction issue of the journal PMLA.

For more information call our marketing department at 608-263-0734 or e-mail uwiscpress@uwpress.wisc.edu

Marleen Barr
New York, NY USA – Monday, January 24, 2005 at 20:43:36 (PST)

Hi there. My name is Jill and I work at an elementary school in Texas. This week, the kids are working on a project called Flat Stanley. If you’re not familiar with the project, the kids design and decorate “Stanley” and send him to another town in care of a friend of family member. He is sent back w/ pictures and details from his trip. I think it would be neat to send one to someone famous and have it sent back for the kids. Please let me know if this is possible
Jill

Dallas, Texas USA – Friday, January 21, 2005 at 12:21:14 (PST)

I would like to discuss booking Lily’s show in Sarasota, Fl. as a benefit for ALSO Out Youth. I would appreciate it if someone could contact me to discuss specifics. Thank you. Patricia Petruff
patricia a petruff
Bradenton, Florida USA – Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 13:09:13 (PST)

Lily, This worked before several years ago when we wrote to ask you to perform in our town…and it worked! You wrote back! However, we weren’t in a place to follow through back then. Anyway, more recently we tried to go through your agent and also through the O’Shaughnessy staff to ask you to perform here in the Twin Cities for a fundraiser on behalf of several glbt/feminist organizations, but still no success. Would you (re-) consider coming? We would love to get you either this Spring or Fall to do a one-night appearance (goddess forbid we dream of two nights) at the O’Shaughnessy/St. Kate’s on behalf of Breathe In Sing Out Productions (www.breatheinsingout.org), Patrick’s Cabaret (www.patrickscabaret.org) and Amazon Bookstore, the oldest continuing feminist bookstore in the US (www.amazonbookstorecoop.com). All of our organizations have been struggling with the post-9/11 economy and are in debt and a one-night appearance by you would help us all out so much! Even though we can’t offer a guarantee, we know it would sell out! The O’Shaughnessy staff has also been supportive of this idea as well. Please think about it and, if you would be open to talking,contact me at the email attached to this message and keep up the great work. I love seeing you do your cameos on WW and I just saw I (Heart) Huckabees. It was great! – MK
MK

Minnetonka, MN USA – Monday, January 17, 2005 at 08:38:10 (PST)

Dear Lily and Jane,
I’m a senior from a small high school in WA, and I have to say that what really got me through this past year was having the privilage of working on pieces of “The Search…” for a theater independant study–I recently performed Trudy’s first two monologues for a sophomore honor’s english class, and the audience loved the text–Thank you for writing and performing such an amazing piece–I would not be the same actress with out your inspiration.
Katie LaBelle Lindert

Chelan , WA USA – Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 20:41:41 (PST)

Hi Lily….really don’t want this printed on the web—-just wanted to say a big HELLO—let us know how you are doing (Mom & Richard too) 🙂 love, pat How’s is L.Mae? give her our love…. ps the picture on this page looks like that foreign CNN journalist, Christine Can’t-spell-her-last-name!
pat vestevich

Petoskey, MI USA – Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 21:09:49 (PST)

Lily and Jane, your collective genius makes me shiver! You’ve taught me to see the tiniest spec with reverence and such a sense of amazement. Thank you.
Nikki Vandiviere Svolos

Johnstown, NY USA – Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 08:07:03 (PST)

to Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, you are both truly inspirational, as a pair and individuals. If you happen to ever read this, please know that as a native Detroiter as well, stifled sometimes, and prolific performance artist, I admire you both. Happy New Year. If you happen to ever have the time to check out your GUest List, please go to www.warriorgirl.com. I would be very honored by an email.
Kate McGlynn, aka Warrior Girl

barcelona, spain – Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 07:26:17 (PST)

Hi Lily, Loved your character last night on WIll & Grace. You are perfection and the funniest female on the planet. I love you more than before. Keep em laughing’
Love,

Felise

Los Angeles, CA US – Friday, January 14, 2005 at 10:39:18 (PST)

So Will and Grace last night was such a pleasant surprise. I had no idea you were gonna be on it. Great character. Not that I would expect anything less. You Rock!!!!!!!!
P.S. Will Incredible Shrinking Woman ever be on DVD?
Eddie

Carlsatdt, NJ – Friday, January 14, 2005 at 09:26:27 (PST)

We watched Will and Grace last nigh, although we try to watch it weekly just for the belly laughs last night was extremely funny and bright with you guest starring. What a great character. We hope she returns 🙂
millie and rita

bridgeport, ct 06606 – Friday, January 14, 2005 at 09:15:20 (PST)

I will use the KISS method: keep it simple. I LOVE YOU.
Ann-Marie Moreland

San Jose, CA USA – Friday, January 14, 2005 at 08:39:51 (PST)

I have been searching, in vain, for a copy of a small bit (Lily impersonating a cheerleader) that you did on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. I saw it and have never forgotten it.It was hilarious. Do you know where I could get a copy?
Susan

Flint Hill, VA USA – Friday, January 14, 2005 at 07:09:10 (PST)