Tony Curtis

Painted in April 2008

Acrylic on canvas - 30 inch x 24 inch


Autographed by him in April 2008

Scroll down to see a video of him signing it

Video of him signing it

I met Tony Curtis at an autograph event on Birmingham in April 2008.

I left home at 4am to drive 160 miles up to Birmingham to meet Tony Curtis.

I was one of the first in the queue and when Tony saw the painting he said "Wonderful!" and asked what I would like him to write on it. I suggested "With Love from Tony Curtis" and he joked "I am not sure I know you well enough to love you"....

He asked me if he could write my name on it too and he kindly wrote...

"Paul, Your Friend, Tony Curtis"

It was a wonderful moment.

The security people said I was not allowed to take photos or videos but I had a camera casually hung around my chest which I left running on video mode in the hope it would capture the moment when Tony signed the painting.

He was in great spirits, it was a huge honour to meet him and I am so happy I managed to capture brief footage of Tony signing my painting.