I just watched the movie "Grandma" and I found your performance moving. real and meaningful. I'm an unconventional grandma that doesn't bake cookies and your performance gave light to my identity as a grandma. It's also good to know that there are roles now in Hollywood for women our age. Keep up the good work representing women of age!
Lily might remember giving us local LGBT activists a shout-out during a concert a few years ago for getting the LGBT community added to the local city human rights ordinance. A new city commission repealed that protection, but by unanimous vote last Tuesday, a newer city commission passed it again (!)
Ms. Tomlin, I just watched Grandma and I moved to drop you a line. Without being rude, I need to tell you have been entertaining me all my life. I watched you on Laugh in as a young person and Grandma as an older broad. I van only know you by your works and I want to say thank you. I have enjoyed your comedy and drama. You are a fantastic artist. Peace to you, and those you love.
Hoping you may wish to help me promote this? Thanks so much! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2016 Chicago Artist, Jeff Conroy, visits Orlando to unveil an original work of art to benefit the Pulse survivors. Join Jeff Conroy for the unveiling of “Art for Orlando” WHAT: Chicago artist Jeff Conroy unveils his most recent work “Art for Orlando” being auctioned to benefit the victims of Pulse. For Pulse he has created a mixed media collage that will be auctioned on eBay charities through his partnership with the Rainbow World Fund. Conroy and special guests will officially unveil the piece after a short presentation at the Orange County Administration Building. Following the unveiling the piece will be brought to the Grand Bohemian Gallery until the end of the ten day eBay auction. A small number of limited edition prints will be available at the CityArts Factory as well with proceeds also benefitting the victims of Pulse. Those looking to bid can log onto eBay and search “Art for Orlando” to be directed to the auction page and start bidding! Conroy dedicates this piece to the 49 who lost their lives and the numerous others who survived this horrible attack. Conroy also honors those members of the Orlando Police Department, Fire Department/EMT’s and local medical community who worked heroically to put an end to the standoff and administered aid to those who survived. WHERE/WHEN: • Art Unveiling - The Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave Room #105 Thursday, August 18, 2-3 p.m. • Art on Display - Gallery of the Grand Bohemian Hotel, 325 South Orange Avenue Thursday, August 18, 6-9 p.m. during 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop WHY: A veteran to the charity art scene, Ann Nathan Gallery artist Jeff Conroy has created numerous pieces to benefit those in need. Most notably he set an auction record in 1999 for the highest price paid for a sculpture on line when his cow “Mirroriam” from Chicago’s cows on parade sold for $65,500 benefitting Chicago’s “Off the Street Club”. Art can help heal while raising funds to benefit those in need. “I want to make a difference through my God given talent and this is the best way I can help.” WHO: Born in Chicago in 1967, Jeffrey Conroy was raised in various parts of the country following his father’s career as a federal agent. Some of his earliest memories were watching his mother paint and sculpt and at an early age his creative talents were evident. He spent his childhood drawing and sketching whatever amused or interested him about the world. In his early twenties he began teaching himself how to sculpt and paint. It was not long before Conroy’s work gained attention for its vibrant palate and unique style. His work began popping up in galleries in Washington D.C. and Virginia. In 1994 Conroy returned to the city of his birth to begin a career as a stationary engineer. He continued his art and added a few successful exhibitions to his resume. In 1997 he accepted an engineering position at Foote, Cone, and Belding's Chicago office. Two weeks before FCB purchased a cow to exhibit in the Cows on Parade, a chance conversation with an FCB Creative Director lead to a viewing of Conroy’s portfolio. So impressed by his work were FCB executives that they asked him to join an agency wide competition to design FCB’s cow. Conroy submitted 11 drawings the following morning and won the competition. His cow, Mirroriam, was wildly popular. It was named “Udder Best Cow” in a heard of over 400 that “grazed” the city’s streets in the most successful public art show in Chicago’s history. Mirroriam also set an auction record as the highest price paid for a sculpture online in 1999, fetching $65,500.00, as reported by Art and Auction magazine summer 2000 issue. Conroy was then invited to design a cow for Cow Parade New York. In the summer of 2000 his New York cow, Cowleidoscope, was a huge hit. It was displayed in midtown Manhattan’s Bryant Park and went on to earn $30,700.00 in the auction that followed the event. That was the sixth highest winning bid in a field of almost 500, with scores of cows designed by internationally acclaimed artists. Conroy's work continues to be seen in highly acclaimed exhibitions across the country including SOFA CHICAGO (2015, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2004, and 2000) and SOFA NEW YORK (2012, 2011, and 2000). His work is part of several prominent collections, including the Kamm Teapot Foundation, and has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and cultural centers throughout the United States. For more information on 3rd Thursday Orlando, visit www.3rdthu.com ### MEDIA CONTACT: Barbara Hartley, 407-415-9511, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Lily. My name is Randy Kent. I live in Canton Michigan, Detroit metro area. My fathers name is Robert Kent he was born in 39. In his high school days he attended a school in Detroit. Here's the part that tickles me silly. You may remember him according to my father you gave him rides to school. Do you remember this/him. He was a pretty handsome fella in those days. Any hoot if you do remember Robert Kent it would be nice to know so I can finish my tickled silly.
So honored to meet you after the Conversations with Coco taping! Your work has been such a part of my family, that it was a truly wonderful moment. And learned so much more about you and the genesis of your beloved characters! Much Love!
I am the producer of an upcoming live show in Downtown Los Angeles featuring six nationally celebrated female comedians (from Netflix, VH1, Comedy Central, etc) on a major stage. I would like information on how to hire Ms Tomlin to host our show...which will include Julie Goldman, who I know Ms Tomlin enjoys! (I met Ms Tomlin in the green room when Julie performed at the Renberg). If someone could contact me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
I loved you in Grandma! Stand out performance. And I'm a faithful watcher of Grace & Frankie. Been a fan since Laugh In. From a Grandma ❤️
Jane, will there ever be a DVD of " J.T." made? I loved that movie! I love your writing style and would like to have or at least read more of it! Where can I find & buy some? I am really quite fond of you & work!! Lily, you are ... everything that is funny,entertaining,inspirational, sincere,motivational,authentic,passionate,and talented. You & Jane are so lucky to have each other! I wish I was a friend of you both!
I have admired your work for many years, but your portrayal of Frankie has really helped me. After 26 years of marriage I have found that my partner is not who I thought he was, and, like Frankie, I am now facing the fact that I will be alone for this "last chapter" of my life. Frankie's grounded strength helps me. Life is difficult for me now, but watching the show reminds me that I am still me. It has enabled me to begin to forgive myself for looking the other way for too long. I don't have Frankie's money and my fight is more complicated than hers, but she has restored my hope in finding a better, happier future alone. Congratulations to you and Jane, the writers, and everyone responsible for presenting a thoughtful, realistic look at some of the issues that most of us will eventually face. Thank you!
Dear Ms. Tomlin (and Ms. Wagner), Hi! My name is Jenna Abell; I'm Jim Abell's granddaughter. I'm writing because my grandfather always spoke very highly of you, and I've loved your work (particularly Ernestine and Grace and Frankie!) since I was very young. I still can't believe I'm two degrees of separation from someone so famous! My grandfather always told stories about working on Laugh-In, especially the time my dad appeared in a sketch when he was six, because he was just sitting around on set. But mostly I'm writing to thank you for your work, for providing an example for me to follow, as a young lesbian who holds (at the moment, very tenuous and incorporeal) dreams of being an actress and writer one day, of making people think and laugh in one fell swoop. Knowing that you succeeded so greatly, and that you successfully negotiate/d being out and proud, gives me a great deal of consolation and joy and hope. I am, and will always be, a huge fan. With love from the Abells, Jenna Abell
Lily, I have wanted to meet you my whole life. My dad had your album and when I was young I would listen to it over and over. I still have that album and it is still stored in the same cabinet stereo I played it on. I'm 50 now. I'm hoping that someday you will attend the Hollywood Show meet and greet in LA. I would love to meet you and have you sign my album. #ibelievedreamscanreallycometrue.
How does one put it in words? You, Lily, my dear, are the best! I love your work! I love the clothes I always see you in! I love you!
I have seen you in performance on stage half a dozen times and met you in person at the stage door of The Schnitzer in PDX in '09. You were generous with your time and genuinely friendly to all of your admirers. I have a question for u. What is the name of the character you play who can never manage to finish a thought/sentence? Is there any footage of this character available? I think Donald Trump's speech pattern is often like your characters - stunted and disjointed. Thankful, Patty
LILLLLLLYYYYYY!..i LOVE YOU. O man..i used to watch Edith with my brother. I was like 6..he was 21..I didn't get it but it was a special time and I waited and waited for Edith Ann to come on...and now..I am the same. I bought Laugh In series to see you. You inspire me. Im 52. I love your work..I fell like I could come there, and we'd sit around your pool and we'd eat cucumber sandwhiches, suck on a bong and you could tell me all your experieces face to face..we'd have a hoot. Im a little weird. But weird is good. At least its not boring... I love Frankie. I finally identify with someone. You get me as Frankie...wed be great friends. Did they ever do tarzan jokes with you? lol So, anyway, thers not much I can do to say send me a plane ticket and we'll have a hooty afternoon..just the 3 of us. I love you Lily. Thanks for just being you, and being weird and identifiable to all the ppl out in the world fighting to find their true self. You have helped me. omg. we could have such fun...so incase you read this...and wanna call me and tell me some wild stories..306-514-3095. text me...it would be fantastic. And if your ever in Saskatoon,,,,skip the Besborough Hotel. Head for the Sheraton. My daughter works there and then you can come over and chillax...I wish you were here. Youd be so cool ..You are 1 of a kind. Keep well beautiful lady with a beautiful soul. Let your words speak only the truth..let them fall where they may...and if they can't take a joke..f' em! Junexxxoooo
I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you. To you, the cast and crew of Grace & Frankie. I am riveted for the first time in ages. Such a poignent and brilliant work. You have always been a pioneer Lily!
Thank You!!!! For a thousand times thank You for your role in the movie GRANDMA. I have just watched it and loved it from the very begining. I love Ella, you played it wonderfully. This movie means much to me because of its charachters, plot, feminism, abortion, bonds. Right now in Poland we fight against exacerbation already strict abortion law. Thank you for bringing Elle - strong feminine charachter who can show her anger and act when it's needed. I love Elle, wish I had one in my life, well...now I have 🙂
Thank goodness we have shows that make us laugh. You have saved me on more than one occasion from drowning myself in my soup.
Lily Tomlin has been making us laugh since the 1960’s and it is in an honor to feature artist’s interpretations of Lily Tomlin a living legend. Please join us for an artist’s reception opening night at Fe Gallery, 1100 65th Street, E. Sacramento, Ca Video and Blacksmith demo 2nd Saturday only August and September http://fegallery.com/news/all-about-%E2%80%98lily%E2%80%99
Lily I have enjoyed you work for a long, long time dear lady. You are always a breath of fresh air and never ever have you let your fans down. I wish you and the love of your life much tenderness and joy.