Dear Ms Tomlin, I enjoyed your show in Turlock tonight. As I was walking to my car I was listening to see if people were complaining or grumbling about the show. People seemed to be doing regular chit chat until I heard one older woman say "Do you think she wrote that into the show?" Her husband replied "No, I think she just went cold" To which she replied "oh" and they walked on. I did hear a women as we were walking to our car say "Augh! Now they opened the gate", (Turlock High has a street going through it and they lock the gate when they don't want people parking on campus). "Oh well" said the other gal, it's not like we don't need the exercise". Our cars were 2/10th of a mile from the front door. This is a long way of saying people were more upset that we couldn't park on campus than that you read the jokes from a binder. And you don't have to worry about being written about in the paper. People who can read don't read the Turlock Journal, they'd read the Modesto Bee and I'm sure the Bee doesn't send reporters to Turlock. And if you are in the Journal you'd be after the fishing report and the rainfall for the year totals so not to worry. I can make fun of Turlock because I'm from Oakdale. Turlock must love comedians, because when Bill Cosby came, it was right after the news of his alleged affairs and sexual harassment charges. The cops were in full force ready (all 10 of them) and we arrived early so we wouldn't have to walk by any picketers or people yelling obscenities. Just one guy showed up with a smallish cardboard sign to protest. The Cos put on a good show and everyone had a good evening. Guess this is a really long way of saying "no worries, come on back any time". Janet
Dear Lily, First off you ROCK! My name is Whitney (36) and want to say THANK YOU for being such a positive role model and force in this world! Our planet needs more powerful positive and inspirational women like you! One of my close friends at the senior community where I'm the director of programming (NYC) knows you...her name is Sondra Green (88 years young) former diction teacher in Vassar's drama dept. She sends a big HELLO to you! I took her to see GRANDMA and she loved it! We BOTH LOVED it so much that I saw it 3 times! After we left the film she said, "Gosh I wish I could get in touch with Lily to congratulate her." Just got her NetFlix set up and now she is binge watching GRACE & FRANKIE! (I've already seen the entire season 10 times now, HA!) Sondra sends her sincerest warmest greetings and congrats on all that is happening for you right now! Me too! Thank you for being you! Great website by the way.
I am a filmmaker and actress here in Salt Lake City and will be hosting a panel at the official Park City Film Studio Lounge on January 25th. I love your candor, and have great respect for your experience in film, as an actress, producer, and more. I would love to have you on our panel, should you be in town for Sundance. If you are familiar with Tony Toscano, of Talking Pictures, I work with him on Talking Pictures. Much Respect and Admiration, CiCi Chambers
Just wanted to tell Lily that she looks so beautiful in Grace and Frankie! Your face is flawless, wrinkle free and I want your thick hair. Great show!
Was at your one woman show in Los Angeles the night you broke your ankle and you sat on a stool and spoke to and took questions from the audience. I knew I loved you, but that night was amazing. Got a rain check and came back for a matinee. I still have my program and recently came across it. As someone else said, "you are a national treasure!" The Tomlin/Wagner partnership has given us so much wonderful entertainment. May you two keep doing what you do best. On another note, I was wondering if you own the copyright to your Ernestine character and image. A local person has published an HOA phone book with Ernestine on the cover.
Many years of watching your films and tv made me smile (A Lot) :} and cry. If you do nothing else. You have made the world a better place. But please do keep on keeping on. Thank you!!
Dear Lily and Jane sorry to contact here but have no other way to do it. I'm an educator in Australia and I have a concept to support students, teachers and families when someone comes out. Would really like to run idea pass you guys thank you for taking to time to read this. Love Timothy
Welcome to Portland, Lilly!! I emigrated to Portland back in 1985 as a lesbian refuge from Knoxville TN. It was a time of not being able to hold hands in public, getting kicked out of teaching jobs because you were queer, and wistfully singing "Water Fall" by Chris Wiliamson under my breath at the Kroger Store just enough to raise eyebrows and smiles of encouragement, because they had no idea what I was singing about. Thank you for visiting Queer-Landia and reminding us where we have been, the humor of our pain, and the joy of finding love. I hope to see you on the 16th as I am buying tickets for my wife, Ayana, and I - it will be her 56th birthday present. Thank you for being real and true to yourself!!!
In 1963, we performed together in the MU show, "Detroit In Revue", at Wayne State University. I was the on stage pianist, and the show was so successful that they decided to take parts of it on the road all the way to the Unstabled, a coffeehouse on Cass Ave. near campus. Remember? You probably don't, but it was wonderful to experience your so obviously outstanding talent at that early time in your career. I have been so happy to see your success over these many, many, many (I'll stop there)-years. I think of you and I think of other connections: renting your mother's garage in Highland Park (we lived on Eason and shared an alley), your brother, Richard, reupholstered our sofa, but I digress. You achieved wonderful and so well deserved stardom and success. I pursued a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and entered private practuce. After a lifetime in Michigan, my husband & I recently moved to Portland. I was so happy to learn that you would be performing here. It seemed like a great chance for us to see you perform again and take our daughter and son-in-law to experience your talent in person (not just on film and through my reminiscences). Unfortunately by the time we heard about the Portland performance, it was too late. Your show is essentially sold out. Sad for us, but terrific for you. Congratulations on your continuing success and my very best wishes for a jam-packed, fun-filled future! All the best, Janet. Oh, and we love "Grace and Frankie"!!
i just want to thank you for the years of making me laugh... you are a national treasure!!!! thank you so much!!! you have got me though many hard times
Hi Lily and Jane, Please come to New Zealand. The entire country would turn out to see you. I know it's a small country...but that would still be a lot of people. I'm sure we could get you a good deal on a sheepskin rug. Best wishes, Lisa
Lily, I look forward to your Portland Show on January 16th. I would appreciate it very much if you would mention the Portland zoo Elephants from the stage and encourage the audience to think hard about the reality of the lives of captive Elephants. Thank you. And thanks for many years of great entertainment!!
Lily! You are coming to Portland Oregon. You have made me laugh for so many years and got me laughing again after the deaths of my dad, mom and my brother when I thought I would never laugh again. Bless you! I can't afford tickets but we are going to walk by the theater and know you are in there!!
Lily, I remember when I was just a kid of 8 years old, I bought your first album. I played it all the time until I had every routine down to every word. I even was able after a time do impersonations of you. Now a grown gay man about to be married for the first time in my life I get to see you on stage in Portland. I would love to purchase a backstage pass and meet you in person. I have been following you for all these years. This would be a dream come true. Fondly, Charles
You both are amazing people doing wonderful things for the world. Thank you. If you ever want to endow a great Communication department at a lovely little university full of people doing wonderful things for the world, let me know. We'll let you name it something funny!
I have enjoyed you since Edith Ann was 5 years old.
the world is a better place for the joy you have given to others. Redecorated my office recently and Ernestine has the place of honor on my wall.
Dearest Lily, I was about 7 when 9 to 5 came out and I have been hooked ever since. Now I have the incredible pleasure of introducing my 7 year old daughter to the hilarity that is you. Thank you so much for making us laugh and the laughs my daughter and I share. Much love to you.
Hi Lily! I had a ticket for your Westbury, NY appearance in March 2015 but last minute could not attend 🙁 When are you coming back to New York???
Dear Lily, Edith Ann, Ernestine and Trudy have always been three of my favorite characters; Edith Ann and Trudy with wisdom and insight presented worldly and the world I enjoy sharing with them. I've been a fan since Laugh In and did an "Ernestine" one ringy dingy message on my answering machine. I had seen your Search for Signs of Intelligence in the Universe show in Chicago and was happy to have a photo taken with you afterward. I'm glad to see your current work with Netflicks Frankie and Gracie and look forward to seeing your new movie Grandma. I'm inspired by your re-creation of yourself throughout life and would enjoy meeting you again. I liked the Ted talk you did with Jane Fonda defining the qualities you look for in a friend. Next time you are in Chicago, let's get together for lunch.