As socially conscious people are now these days, I've always thought that movies from the 80s and 90s delivered better messages. Or at least, they delivered it better than most movies do now. Take "The Associate" for instance, where the great Whoopi Goldberg sheds light on the plight of black women in the finance world.
The movie is funny, witty, hella entertaining, yet the message is also clear, concise, and straight to the point. Albeit there are jokes that won't work in this day and age, but for the most part, "The Associate" is a timeless classic through and through. And I miss these sorts of comedies. Absurd slapstick that simply makes you laugh while driving the message home in an effective way. How come Hollywood no longer makes stuff like these anymore?
In any case, I'm glad I got to watch the movie. And not only that, I even have autographed posters of the movie, signed by the incredible cast themselves! The iconic Whoopi Goldberg, the incredible Dianne Wiest, the handsome Tim Daly, and many more. All of them signed my movie posters. When I first saw them, I honestly couldn't believe that I'd ever get my hands on something so precious. I mean, these are Hollywood royalty! The fact that they signed these posters already floored me!
Now, you must be wondering how I got these autographs in the first place, right? After all, the cast hasn't reunited in like, ever, so it's not possible that I was able to procure these autographs in one go. And you're right! I didn't get them myself. In fact, the posters are actually gifts from one of my oldest friends, a big shot in Hollywood who, incidentally, also worked on the film all those years ago. Since he stayed close with most of the cast members, he was able to get them to sign all these posters.
This friend of mine, who I've known since childhood, gave me these posters for my birthday. He's always known how much I love "The Associate" and that Whoopi Goldberg is one of my favorite celebrities. He told me that he worked on getting these posters signed for around half a year before he gave them to me. Fortunately, many of the cast members still live in LA, making it easier for him to meet them and get their autographs.
I honestly had tears in my eyes when he gave them to me. Not just because of the autographs and all that, but the fact that he exerted as much effort as he did for this gift. He's a true friend through and through! And I feel even prouder that he got to work on, in my opinion, one of the best films of all time!
Please note: Our inventory is limited as we may have only received a few posters in total. Most of our items are obtained from film premieres, studios, and from autographed hounds such as the one in the story above.