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Peter Sellers (1925-1980), the British comic actor, was a highly eccentric individual. Once he received a fan letter asking for a photograph that the actor had "singed." Sellers determined to take the fellow at his word and accordingly burned the edge off one of his publicity photographs and sent it off by return mail.

Some weeks later a second letter arrived from the same correspondent:

"Dear Mr. Sellers," it began, "Thank you very much for the photograph, but I wonder if I could trouble you for another as this one is signed all round the edge ..."