Actress Diane Keaton is thrilled that an old wallet containing snapshots of her and her family was found in an abandoned storage locker in New York.
Anton Lulgjuraj told The New York Daily News he bought the storage locker in Brewster, N.Y., at an auction in May and was going through its treasures when he came across a pocketbook and photographs. Inside the wallet was a California’s driver’s license from 1966 that belonged to a woman named Diane Hall.
Lulgjuraj told the Daily News the woman’s name (a wink to her character "Annie Hall") did not appear to be familiar but her photo looked like an actress in the 1972 film “The Godfather.”
“I opened it up and thought, is this Diane Keaton the actress? It couldn’t be. Or maybe it could,” Lulgjuraj said.
He looked further into the wallet and found Keaton’s Actor’s Equity card. He said he wanted the actress to have her belongings back. “These are her memories,” he said.
After a few frustrated attempts to reach out to her and her reps, the 72-year-old actress finally got back to him on social media.
“This is the craziest story!” Keaton wrote. “I don’t remember losing this but I’m not surprised because I’ve lost my wallet many times! Thank you, Mr. Lulgjuraj!”
She also posted one of the photos found on her Instagram saying she was the little girl on the far right.
“Someone found a wallet I lost 50 years ago! Thank you, Mr. Lulgjuraj! Please DM me! This photo was in it, I’m on the far right, can you believe those bangs?!” she wrote.
In an update, Lulgjuraj told The Daily News he mailed the wallet to Keaton and was “thrilled” his story reached the Academy Award-winning actress.
“I’m really happy that she’s going to get it back. The U.S. mail should get it there. I just hope it doesn’t get lost for another 50 years,” he said. “I hope it arrives in time for the holidays.”