By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 8, 2009 at 10:09AM
Alison Byrne Fields, who became Hughes' pen pal when she was 15, blogs about it and talks about it. I was moved by the fact that she contacted him as an adult to tell him how she turned out, and he responded by telling her he was proud of her. She has been overwhelmed by the enormous fan and media response.
Photographer David Strick has posted a John Hughes photo tribute.