Itís big, itís heavy, and it is most certainly black. The Celebrity Black Book 2005 edition contains over 40,000 addresses for everyone who is anyone, whether they be rock star, movie star, director, religious leader, politician, organization head or athlete. Edited by Jordan McAuley, the Black Book is compiled from the most up-to-date data gathered by Contact Any Celebrity, a Hollywood firm that puts fans and regular folks directly in touch with celebrity and leadership figures. The Black Book is fast becoming a must-have for anyone who has any need for reaching a celebrity, whether for personal communication or for business.
Whether your intention is to send a fan letter asking for a signed autograph, or you run a non-profit and need some celebrity items for auction, or you are a struggling actor trying to reach a director, or a minister-in-training who wants some help from a religious leader, this guide offers some pretty priceless information that would otherwise take hours of research on the Internet. Itís all here in this comprehensive guide to notables, VIPs and stars, which also includes models, producers, heads of countries, even reality TV stars! And itís so easy to use, with celebs listed in alphabetical order. All you need to do is make sure you know how to spell their names correctly!
The only downfall of the book is that writers, artists or producers looking to contact talent for submissions are only given the celebrityís agency name, production company name, or record company name, and not the name and title of the specific person to contact (say, development person, individual agent, head of production). So you take a real chance that your queries might not get to the celeb but to some assistant to an assistant to someone with an office near the actual person you want to reach. Writers and artists might do better to save their money and buy the Hollywood Creative Directory, or the Artists/Musicians/Writerís Markets, which list actual names of to whom submissions should be sent directly.
But if you are a fan of Red Sox groovy guy Johnny Damon, or you have been dying to write a letter to a news anchor or commentator you disagree with, or perhaps you want to get a signed picture of soap star Ingo Rademacher, or ask fashion designer Donna Karan for some advice, this book is for you. There is also an accompanying website where readers can find out about updated information Ė
www.contactanycelebrity.com. Owning The Celebrity Black Book is like cutting that six degrees of separation down to one simple degree, that of getting off your duff (actress/pop star Hillary Duff is in here, too) and writing that letter or sending that fan mail.