Let me guess. You thought you were the only Roddy McDowall fan out there. Then you got on the World Wide Web and the first thing you did was look for anything about Roddy McDowall. Lo and behold, the search engine found this website, our modest tribute to the man. You looked around, oohed and aahed (at least we hope you did) at the bonanza you found. You read the guestbook, and maybe left a message yourself. But you hunger for more, to make contact with other fans. Surely, there must be others!
PRESENTING (TA-DAAH!) ... THE MUSGRAVE FOUNDATION
It's a madhouse!
No, really, it's a fan club, or a fun club. We talk about Roddy, his films, his photography, his innumerable television appearances, his passion for film preservation. In fact, there's so much to talk about him that we exchange from as little as 10 to as much as 25 emails a day, with the discussions ranging from the respectful to the irreverent. Once in a while, someone gives a pop quiz.
Let's see, what else do we do? Swap videos and trade photos. One time we got lucky with memorabilia from a charity event held in his honor. We've commemorated his birthday by arranging for flowers to be placed on his Walk of Fame star.
We are also very proud to have been asked by Van Ness Films in early 1998 to assist them in preparing the A&E Biography episode Roddy McDowall: Hollywood's Best Friend. If you look at the end credits, you will find Roxanne Smith-Graham, the website and mailing list's founder.
That depends. How many cashmere sweaters do you have?
Just kidding. That's a reference to the film Lord Love A Duck -- the lead female character needed cashmere sweaters in order to join a club. To join this club, click here. Please write your name and a little about yourself in the body of the email.
The rmgroup list is a private list, so your request for subscription will be forwarded to the mailing list administrator for approval. When your subscription is okayed, you should receive an introductory message, containing list policies and features.
Congratulations! You're now a member of the Musgrave Foundation. You start receiving emails from the mailing list. And if you want to reply, or to introduce a new Roddy-related topic, just send an email to email@example.com. Don't forget to put in a subject heading or to sign your emails.
We strongly encourage you to send a brief letter of introduction to the list after your subscription is approved. You don't have to, but we'd all love to know who you are, and what makes you a Roddy fan. And with your permission, we can also add your profile to the Musgrave Foundation's home page.
Here are some of the things you might include in the intro message:
Oh, the website administrators would also be interested in knowing how you found out about the Musgrave Foundation. Was it through xmoppet.org? Did a search engine point the way?
The intro message is purely optional, but it'd give us a chance to welcome you to the group properly and get to know you. So please, send one!
And now, a few words of advice (also known as The Email Guidelines):
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