It all began at the end of 1998, when we both became full-time Drew Barrymore fans. With the help of the internet, we were indirectly connected through newsletters and message boards. But it wasn’t until joining one forum in particular (The Grapevine) that our friendship was initially sparked. We exchanged emails, letters, and Drew items over the next few years.
Finally, in the summer of 2001, we had our first of many “real-life” encounters. We shared with each other what our Drew collections were up to that point and oogled over the differences and similarities. In 2005, as serious collectors and best friends, we decided to embark on a mission to share our combined Drewseum. After lots of work behind the scenes, we were finally ready to debut the site in January 2006.
Our collaboration process is a little out of the ordinary as we live about 3 hours away from each other (Ashley in Las Vegas, Anne near Los Angeles), so we do all our work over the internet via chats and file sharing as often as we can. Our collections are also split up among the two places but we consider what is ours separately to be part of one big heap that makes up what you see here. The archive is a constant work in progress as our collections are evergrowing, so stick with us as we strive to one day have the entirety of it up for viewing!