Friday, January 8, 2010

My Personal Letter From Corey Feldman

Today's focus is on Corey Scott Feldman, BC as in "Before Corey Haim."  Corey Haim was adorable as well, but I want to share a few things about Corey Feldman as a youngster.

This is ...
Corey Feldman before he became friends with Michael Jackson.
Corey Feldman before he had long hair and snazzy footwear.
Corey Feldman before he was a dark vampire.
Corey Feldman before he was messing around with drugs.

Sure I adored him in Gremlins and The Goonies, but my love affair with Corey began much earlier than that. So I'm taking you back ... way back...

Just like I love bands before they sell out and feature their songs in car commercials, I loved my child stars before anyone knew them. I loved them when they had only two lines on Mork & Mindy, Love Boat and Cheers. I rarely liked the lead child actor. It was always his friend who appeared in maybe 10% of the episodes, whom I needed to know more about.

I remember Corey in commercials for cereal and McDonalds and later as the tiniest Bad News Bear (the TV series).


I remember catching Corey on an episode or two of Eight is Enough and One Day at a Time.

I remember Corey as the nosey kid next-door on a bizarre show called Madame's Place.  Madame was a feisty old diva puppet (yes puppet) with a heavy smoker voice.  Here's the intro credits - wait for it!!!!!


I remember recognizing Corey's adorable deep voice as Copper the hound dog back in the 1981 Walt Disney's animated film, The Fox & The Hound.


I don't remember Corey in Friday The 13th. That was rated R and I wasn't allowed to see R-rated movies.

I followed Corey throughout the majority of his career. In a way, it's as if we grew up together but as he got older, I outgrew him--yet consider myself somewhat of an adult fan of his today.

When I wrote my book on Aaron Carter, I came up with the pen name, Corey Barnes after the Coreys and another child star, CB Barnes.

In the mid-1980s, I wrote Corey at least ten letters. Finally, the week of August 6, 1985 something magical happened. I received a personal handwritten response that I truly believe was penned by Corey himself.  Weeks later, I received black and white photos, a typed bio, resume and info on how to join his fan club. I have a blue Trapper Keeper filled with letters, cards and other responses I've received from celebrities. Here's my Corey letter. It's hard to believe it's 25 years old. Check it out. Click on it to enlarge!




18 comments:

TS Hendrik said...

"Well would ya' look at that, a fox and a hound, playin' together."

The younger Feldman you speak of was a little before my time, but I did love him in Goonies and Lost Boys, and of course Stand By Me.

That's pretty cool that you got a letter from him. I only ever sent away for one letter from a celebrity. It was Snoopy. It was printed on a typewriter like he has in the comics and signed with a paw print. It was so awesome.

Did you watch the reality show with the Coreys?

Ally said...

I was addicted to the reality show with the Coreys. I was actually bummed to hear Feldman's wife filed for divorce :(

TS Hendrik said...

I watched it too. It was disappointing to hear that. Plus I thought Haim antagonizing Susannah was funny.

Grgg said...

SQUEEEEE!!!!

I'm so jealous, the most I've ever gotten from a celebrity is a dirty look from Natalie Cole while I was serving her food on "parent day" at her son's summer camp. It was magical.

Aine Butler-Smith said...

Madame's Place - oh my.

Aine
http://theevolvingspirit.blogspot.com

RainyDaySaver said...

Too funny. I forgot he was in Bad News Bears!

QuixoticGirl said...

I LOVE FOX AND THE HOUND! Didn't know Corey Feldman voiced Copper. And I enjoyed this post!

Jane said...

I love that you kept the letter all these years!

Rapunzel said...

You took me right back to my days watching 'Licence to Drive' over and over and over...!

Corey Haim was the one for me...awww bless the Coreys!

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I'm So Pretty said...

OMG!! I clicked on the letter and was stunned - the signature is sooo much like my son, Corey's, signature. I mean, it's just freaky similar. I'll have to find something my Corey's signed and send you a scan of his signature :) Thanks for all the Corey Feldman goodies!!!

Ally said...

Lovin' the feedback I've gotten on this one. Thanks everyone!

50sme said...

Cool Corey Feldman letter. Ultra cool that he wrote you back. I can imagine how your little kid heart must've leaped out of your chest when you got it! Kids these days cant comprehend the mail thing I think. How nice it was sending letters and getting letters from friends, pen pals, etc. It's an entirely different world today.

Jay Amabile said...

this is freakin' amazing. What a story!

pika23 said...

oh and meno peluce, his sister is soliel moonfrye! AKA punky brewster!

pika23 said...

hi, new to the blog...but I LOVE IT! my fave corey feldman role was in Stand by Me

MovieFanGirl said...

I also like Corey Feldman. He's a pretty cool actor and a cool guy too. :)

MovieFanGirl said...

I also like Corey Feldman. He's a pretty cool actor and a cool guy too. :)

Ali said...

This is pretty much the coolest thing I've seen all week.

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