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VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERy interesting! part 2

Posted by Nancy S. on 6/20/01 at 08:04 (051089)

I went to college in the vicinity of Woodstock NY and before my time Bob Dylan hung out there some, and there resides 'the pump [that] don't work 'cuz the vandals stole the handle.' [Subterranean Homesick Blues]

I went to college with Fagen and Becker of Steely Dan before they became famous, and listened to them jam in their dorm room many a time.

Allen Ginsberg read his poetry at my college and ran late, so I stayed overnight with my boyfriend in his dorm nearby. (Ok, maybe that's not the ONLY reason.) Next morning my boyfriend went down to the basement to take a shower -- where Ginsberg joined him and borrowed his soap. (And people said hippies weren't clean!)

The 'Valley of the Dolls' people filmed a little bit in my town, and my sister appeared in the movie. She walks across the screen in front of Barbara Parkins (of 'Peyton Place' fame). For her day's work she was paid $5.

I stayed at a small inn in Vermont along with Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland (may she rest in peace).

Wait, there's more! But anyone else?

Re: VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERy interesting! part 2

Nancy N on 6/20/01 at 09:15 (051101)

OK, here goes. A few years ago, I worked as a volunteer at a performing arts center. I met Shari Lewis (who was in a foul mood, I hope it was an off-day), the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Chieftains (who had Michael Flatley with them, before anyone ever heard of him), The Canadian Brass, and Victor Borge, who was an absolute sweetheart. Most of the people I met were really friendly, actually.

The Hilliard Ensemble came to Bucknell for a residency while I was there, and we got to sing with them, which was very cool. D'Anna Fortunato also came for one of our concerts (she'd attended Bucknell briefly, but I think she went off to become famous before graduation).

There are probably more--I'll let you know as/if I think of them!

Re: 2 nice guys & a jerk

Steve P on 6/20/01 at 10:19 (051109)

I saw Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon & Sammy Davis Jr. in person on different occasions. (With 2 of the 3 I had handshakes & brief pleasant exchanges, the other was a chance meeting in an airport.)

Two of them were perfect gentlemen; the other was an obnoxious jerk.

Any guesses?

Re: 2 nice guys & a jerk

john h on 6/20/01 at 11:14 (051115)

i flew bob hope and his group on a tour in the late 50's. for 3 years i flew congressman,senators, and cabinet members (no presidents or vp's) out of Andrews AFB in Washingto to various parts of Europe. We had some very luxurious Air Force DC-6's that would seat only about 50 people for these folks (also 3 stewardess's). My squadron also flew Elvis back from europe but unlucky me did not get that good deal. We had about 5000 people on the tarmac at McGuire AFB when he landed. there was a famous newsman at that time named Drew Pearson. He wrote a scathing article about the luxury flights we conducted for congress and the 50 seat DC-6's turned into your typical Southwest flight.

Re: 2 nice guys & a jerk

Nancy S. on 6/20/01 at 11:14 (051116)

Ya, I guess that Sammy Davis was the obnoxious jerk, because the other two were politicians and, no matter how insincere, would be forced to feign pleasantries in order to try to win your vote, or your good word, or some other unknown reward they all strive for.
I would like a reward please Uncle Steve if I'm right.

Re: You make your uncle proud!

Steve P on 6/20/01 at 11:33 (051118)

Geeez, Nancy, you figured that one out fast enough! I'll buy you a Big Mac for that.

(Note that this is my 2nd Big Mac offer....you missed last week!)

Cheers from your uncle

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Janet C. on 6/20/01 at 12:19 (051122)

Back in the early summer of 1978, when I was in my seventh month of pregnancy with my first child, I had to have a delicate, and major operation to remove a large ovarian cyst (the size of a cantalope), from under the baby's head, and then I was sewn back together with baby still in utero.

I need to preface this with that important piece of information, because after convincing my Dr. to let me out of the hospital within two days post-op, (always attempting to bounce back too quickly from surgeries) my husband and I decided to spend a small vacation in Las Vegas. I remember I couldn't go swimming in the Colorado River because I still had stitches, and I couldn't allow the incision area to get wet. So, looking for fun, my husband and I went out to see Jerry Lewis' comedy act.

He was drunk, he was rude, and his humor was pretty vile and disgusting. But, after the show was when he really won me over. I was following closely behind my husband, walking through the casino after the dinner show, when Jerry Lewis breezes past us, arms flailing from his rotund sides.

He hit me right in the abdomen, knocking me to the floor!

I remember my husband saying, 'Janet, Janet - did you see who that was? Janet, what are you doing on the floor?'

I'm fairly sure that Jerry Lewis didn't know that I had JUST HAD an operation on my belly, with a scar from my belly button all the way down (!) - but at seven months, I was obviously expecting, and I couldn't hardly believe he had knocked a pregnant woman down, and had considered himself too important to stop and help her up and ask if she's all right.

I never have liked any of Jerry Lewis' movies since then.

Re: VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERy interesting! part 2

Janet C. on 6/20/01 at 12:30 (051126)

P.S. Baby was fine, fortunately, although mother was a little worse for the wear. And my baby is now a gorgeous, almost 23 yrs-old married woman!

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bg cped on 6/20/01 at 23:33 (051155)

So Janet I would surmise that every year when you see Jerry well up while singing people who need people on the Telethon you dont run for your checkbook? You need to remember the French think he is a genius.

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Janet C. on 6/22/01 at 00:30 (051215)

I ALMOST wrote something about his Telethons, but then I thought better of it. I didn't want to insinuate any disrespect for the people suffering with Muscular Dystrophy. But, may I say I think he's a hypocrite?!

Re: VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERy interesting! part 2

Nancy N on 6/22/01 at 08:36 (051228)

Is he a hypocrite, or does he just get along very well with kids and not at all with adults? Could even be a combination of the two, but he sure does raise the big bucks for MD.

Re: VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERy interesting! part 2

Julie on 6/22/01 at 10:16 (051237)

OK, while we're exchanging notes about the Famous People we've met or bumped into or been knocked down by (Janet, that was appalling, but I was so glad to read your second message about your beautiful, unharmed 23-year-old daughter!)...

While I was working at Oxford University Press as publicity manager I met, at various book launches during the 60s and 70s, four British Prime Ministers: Harold Macmillan (after he had retired), Edward Heath (before he became Tory leader and then PM, Lord Avon (Anthony Eden - years after he had retired) and James Callaghan.

I also met (rather more interestingly) Eartha Kitt several times - in the sauna at the health club we both belonged to. I got up the courage to tell her (apologetically, because I was sure she was tired of hearing about them) how much I'd loved her early songs, the ones that had made her famous in the early 50s, 20 years earlier .She said no, she was grateful to them and appreciated being told that people enjoyed them.

This all started with Steve's post about Artie Johnson, didn't it, while I was away? Wasn't he also the one who sat down on the park bench occupied by (what was her name?) and kept sidling over till what's her name either fell off or bopped him with her handbag? My husband and I still have fun with that one whenever we sit down on a bench.

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JudyS on 6/22/01 at 10:27 (051240)

Sonny Bono sat down next to me on a low retaining wall outside the entrance of the Playboy Club where he and Cher were about to perform in 1971.....we were hip to hip and I'd moved my purse as though I thought he was going to snitch it....THEN I realized who he was! I sat in the Padres dugout next to Tony Gwynn just prior to a game last season (I was a Padre's Fantasy Camp coach) last season....bless his heart, he signed my hat with no complaint.... I wonder if those two realized who THEY were sitting next to! :)

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JudyS on 6/22/01 at 10:44 (051244)

Oh my God, Janet! And you didn't suffer any bad effects from that fall - even so soon after surgery? That's amazing! Say....was that first child a girl? I have a really cute son only two years younger.....hmmmm...
Your story reminds me of Barry Bonds. As the head of a women's baseball group, I was participating in a Major League Baseball promotion in pre-season activity a couple years ago. We were all at the Scottsdale MLB spring season training facility getting ready to go to a press conference. We (about 20 of us amateur-types) were sitting in the left field stands (a short, 200-foot field) taking instructions while the Giants happened to be taking batting practice. Guess who was at the plate? As we rose to leave the stands we had to turn to our left...at that moment BB hit a line-drive which, of course, found the back of my head (you'd think, as a player, I'd know better....) and knocked me clean out! It was very brief and all was OK but do you think BB would stroll dow the line to see how things were? Nope. He also refused to autograph that particular ball for me AND, he refused, a bit later, to come participate in the promotion that had been built around him as the superstar!

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JudyS on 6/22/01 at 10:56 (051248)

Thanks for the memory, Julie....I'm off to download some 50's Kitt from Napster...

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Janet C. on 6/22/01 at 17:48 (051283)

Speaking of Sonny Bono, he PROPOSED to my sister-in-law, before he married his current widow, Mary. He told her he wanted to settle down, and have more children, and well, my sister-in-law wasn't in love.

But, I also sat right in front of Delta Burke on my Delta Airlines flight back here to LA, after visiting my father just last month! And, as we were boarding, she would have sat next to me - in the front row of first class - but she had her Yorkshire Terrier in a carrying case with her, and you couldn't have anything underneath your seat in the first row, for some reason; so she had to trade seats with another person and sit behind me.

Throughout this boarding ordeal, I didn't realize who she was, because I hadn't really looked at her. But, during the flight, she walked forward to speak with the flight attendants, and on her way back to her seat, she looked at me and smiled, and I recognized instantly who she was. After we landed, it took a few moments before they were ready for us to depart the plane, so we spoke together for a few minutes about her Yorkie. I told her we used to have one, his name was 'Moose', and she got a chuckle out of that. She was very nice and polite.

After hearing about this, one of my daughters complained, 'You didn't get her autograph?' But, I think most celebrities want to be left alone, and treated normally. So, I never even mentioned that I knew who she was.

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Scott R on 6/22/01 at 17:51 (051285)

I'm with Janet. I would pretend I didn't know them, or at least make every effort to treat them as well as any bum i meet on the street.

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Cynthia D on 6/23/01 at 05:34 (051322)

Funny to come back and read this thread. I've had this song in my head lately because when I lived in LA I was seated next to Smokey Robinson. At the end of his dinner with his wife, cake was produced, and he broke into the most beautiful and romantic song of 'Happy Birthday to you' I have ever heard. I had to restrain myself from applause to let them have their moment. But I'll never forget that song.

Another restaurant favorite was in LA, too. I was being seated in a very busy, trendy restaurant. What luck, we were seated right next to Bruce Springstein!! He was seated with current wife Patty, while at the end of his marriage to Michelle. After I convinced my date to take his chin off the table from goggling, we proceeded to TRY to ignore our neighbors. I was on a banquet-type seat and Bruce was inches from me! When their desert came, it looked so good, that while pretending not to know who they were, we discussed deserts. He offered to let me try his. I decided to invite him to an art gallery show I was having. He said he'd try to come by but no promises.

Speaking of the art gallery, one day I had a very important customer in the small, back storage room. We had artwork splayed everywehere. While I was trying to close the sale, in walks David Bowie!!!! I was horrified that the manager took away the art I was presenting and put out art for David to see. He needed a birthday gift for Mick Jagger, apparently. I was so concerned for the feelings of my customer and in losing the sale, that I just stared at the manager. I finally noticed that my customer was in awe being so close to David Bowie and he wasn't upset at all about being displaced. Darn, I lost the sale anyway!!

Another LA restaurant scene I'll never forget was once I was waiting for a table. Chevy Chase (who I used to adore), came up to me with a $20 bill and said 'Do you have change for the valet'? His tone and demeanor made me feel really put down, so I said 'Sorry, I don't work here'! Can you believe it?

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john h on 6/23/01 at 11:01 (051345)

you sat next to tony gwynn! yes you are my hero judy! i am a life long cubs fan but admire one the great hitters of all time. i think he attended san diego state. we have a number of professional athletes that work out the club i go to including scotty pippin, corliss williamson, and a guy who we all love here in little rock derrick fisher (lakers). my wife who is about 4'11' and weighs in at about 105 lb talks to corliss ( 6'7' 250lb) all the time and what a sight to see them standing next to each other. sidney moncrief comes out on occasion and joe klein owns a local resturant here.

Re: The Park Bench

john h on 6/24/01 at 11:02 (051407)

Julie: The lady on the park bench was Ruth Buzzi.

Animal Trio a poem by Henry Gibson:

The bullfrog is my pal true
He don't smoke or drink or chew
His only hang-up is he sniffs glue
If I were a bullfrog i would to

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Julie on 6/24/01 at 15:22 (051422)

Yes! Ruth Buzzi! I knew you'd know, John, being my exact contemporary and a fully fledged American at that. And having a better memory, clearly. And the other bench character was Henry Gibson, not Artie Johnson. Ah, those wonderful nights in Beautiful Downtown Burbank.

Thanks for the poem. I can hear Henry Gibson's voice.

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john h on 6/25/01 at 09:11 (051462)

the last costume party i atteded i dressed as sonny bono so you know it has been awhile since i attended a costume party.

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Nancy N on 6/20/01 at 09:15 (051101)

OK, here goes. A few years ago, I worked as a volunteer at a performing arts center. I met Shari Lewis (who was in a foul mood, I hope it was an off-day), the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Chieftains (who had Michael Flatley with them, before anyone ever heard of him), The Canadian Brass, and Victor Borge, who was an absolute sweetheart. Most of the people I met were really friendly, actually.

The Hilliard Ensemble came to Bucknell for a residency while I was there, and we got to sing with them, which was very cool. D'Anna Fortunato also came for one of our concerts (she'd attended Bucknell briefly, but I think she went off to become famous before graduation).

There are probably more--I'll let you know as/if I think of them!

Re: 2 nice guys & a jerk

Steve P on 6/20/01 at 10:19 (051109)

I saw Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon & Sammy Davis Jr. in person on different occasions. (With 2 of the 3 I had handshakes & brief pleasant exchanges, the other was a chance meeting in an airport.)

Two of them were perfect gentlemen; the other was an obnoxious jerk.

Any guesses?

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john h on 6/20/01 at 11:14 (051115)

i flew bob hope and his group on a tour in the late 50's. for 3 years i flew congressman,senators, and cabinet members (no presidents or vp's) out of Andrews AFB in Washingto to various parts of Europe. We had some very luxurious Air Force DC-6's that would seat only about 50 people for these folks (also 3 stewardess's). My squadron also flew Elvis back from europe but unlucky me did not get that good deal. We had about 5000 people on the tarmac at McGuire AFB when he landed. there was a famous newsman at that time named Drew Pearson. He wrote a scathing article about the luxury flights we conducted for congress and the 50 seat DC-6's turned into your typical Southwest flight.

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Nancy S. on 6/20/01 at 11:14 (051116)

Ya, I guess that Sammy Davis was the obnoxious jerk, because the other two were politicians and, no matter how insincere, would be forced to feign pleasantries in order to try to win your vote, or your good word, or some other unknown reward they all strive for.
I would like a reward please Uncle Steve if I'm right.

Re: You make your uncle proud!

Steve P on 6/20/01 at 11:33 (051118)

Geeez, Nancy, you figured that one out fast enough! I'll buy you a Big Mac for that.

(Note that this is my 2nd Big Mac offer....you missed last week!)

Cheers from your uncle

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Janet C. on 6/20/01 at 12:19 (051122)

Back in the early summer of 1978, when I was in my seventh month of pregnancy with my first child, I had to have a delicate, and major operation to remove a large ovarian cyst (the size of a cantalope), from under the baby's head, and then I was sewn back together with baby still in utero.

I need to preface this with that important piece of information, because after convincing my Dr. to let me out of the hospital within two days post-op, (always attempting to bounce back too quickly from surgeries) my husband and I decided to spend a small vacation in Las Vegas. I remember I couldn't go swimming in the Colorado River because I still had stitches, and I couldn't allow the incision area to get wet. So, looking for fun, my husband and I went out to see Jerry Lewis' comedy act.

He was drunk, he was rude, and his humor was pretty vile and disgusting. But, after the show was when he really won me over. I was following closely behind my husband, walking through the casino after the dinner show, when Jerry Lewis breezes past us, arms flailing from his rotund sides.

He hit me right in the abdomen, knocking me to the floor!

I remember my husband saying, 'Janet, Janet - did you see who that was? Janet, what are you doing on the floor?'

I'm fairly sure that Jerry Lewis didn't know that I had JUST HAD an operation on my belly, with a scar from my belly button all the way down (!) - but at seven months, I was obviously expecting, and I couldn't hardly believe he had knocked a pregnant woman down, and had considered himself too important to stop and help her up and ask if she's all right.

I never have liked any of Jerry Lewis' movies since then.

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Janet C. on 6/20/01 at 12:30 (051126)

P.S. Baby was fine, fortunately, although mother was a little worse for the wear. And my baby is now a gorgeous, almost 23 yrs-old married woman!

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bg cped on 6/20/01 at 23:33 (051155)

So Janet I would surmise that every year when you see Jerry well up while singing people who need people on the Telethon you dont run for your checkbook? You need to remember the French think he is a genius.

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Janet C. on 6/22/01 at 00:30 (051215)

I ALMOST wrote something about his Telethons, but then I thought better of it. I didn't want to insinuate any disrespect for the people suffering with Muscular Dystrophy. But, may I say I think he's a hypocrite?!

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Nancy N on 6/22/01 at 08:36 (051228)

Is he a hypocrite, or does he just get along very well with kids and not at all with adults? Could even be a combination of the two, but he sure does raise the big bucks for MD.

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Julie on 6/22/01 at 10:16 (051237)

OK, while we're exchanging notes about the Famous People we've met or bumped into or been knocked down by (Janet, that was appalling, but I was so glad to read your second message about your beautiful, unharmed 23-year-old daughter!)...

While I was working at Oxford University Press as publicity manager I met, at various book launches during the 60s and 70s, four British Prime Ministers: Harold Macmillan (after he had retired), Edward Heath (before he became Tory leader and then PM, Lord Avon (Anthony Eden - years after he had retired) and James Callaghan.

I also met (rather more interestingly) Eartha Kitt several times - in the sauna at the health club we both belonged to. I got up the courage to tell her (apologetically, because I was sure she was tired of hearing about them) how much I'd loved her early songs, the ones that had made her famous in the early 50s, 20 years earlier .She said no, she was grateful to them and appreciated being told that people enjoyed them.

This all started with Steve's post about Artie Johnson, didn't it, while I was away? Wasn't he also the one who sat down on the park bench occupied by (what was her name?) and kept sidling over till what's her name either fell off or bopped him with her handbag? My husband and I still have fun with that one whenever we sit down on a bench.

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JudyS on 6/22/01 at 10:27 (051240)

Sonny Bono sat down next to me on a low retaining wall outside the entrance of the Playboy Club where he and Cher were about to perform in 1971.....we were hip to hip and I'd moved my purse as though I thought he was going to snitch it....THEN I realized who he was! I sat in the Padres dugout next to Tony Gwynn just prior to a game last season (I was a Padre's Fantasy Camp coach) last season....bless his heart, he signed my hat with no complaint.... I wonder if those two realized who THEY were sitting next to! :)

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JudyS on 6/22/01 at 10:44 (051244)

Oh my God, Janet! And you didn't suffer any bad effects from that fall - even so soon after surgery? That's amazing! Say....was that first child a girl? I have a really cute son only two years younger.....hmmmm...
Your story reminds me of Barry Bonds. As the head of a women's baseball group, I was participating in a Major League Baseball promotion in pre-season activity a couple years ago. We were all at the Scottsdale MLB spring season training facility getting ready to go to a press conference. We (about 20 of us amateur-types) were sitting in the left field stands (a short, 200-foot field) taking instructions while the Giants happened to be taking batting practice. Guess who was at the plate? As we rose to leave the stands we had to turn to our left...at that moment BB hit a line-drive which, of course, found the back of my head (you'd think, as a player, I'd know better....) and knocked me clean out! It was very brief and all was OK but do you think BB would stroll dow the line to see how things were? Nope. He also refused to autograph that particular ball for me AND, he refused, a bit later, to come participate in the promotion that had been built around him as the superstar!

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JudyS on 6/22/01 at 10:56 (051248)

Thanks for the memory, Julie....I'm off to download some 50's Kitt from Napster...

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Janet C. on 6/22/01 at 17:48 (051283)

Speaking of Sonny Bono, he PROPOSED to my sister-in-law, before he married his current widow, Mary. He told her he wanted to settle down, and have more children, and well, my sister-in-law wasn't in love.

But, I also sat right in front of Delta Burke on my Delta Airlines flight back here to LA, after visiting my father just last month! And, as we were boarding, she would have sat next to me - in the front row of first class - but she had her Yorkshire Terrier in a carrying case with her, and you couldn't have anything underneath your seat in the first row, for some reason; so she had to trade seats with another person and sit behind me.

Throughout this boarding ordeal, I didn't realize who she was, because I hadn't really looked at her. But, during the flight, she walked forward to speak with the flight attendants, and on her way back to her seat, she looked at me and smiled, and I recognized instantly who she was. After we landed, it took a few moments before they were ready for us to depart the plane, so we spoke together for a few minutes about her Yorkie. I told her we used to have one, his name was 'Moose', and she got a chuckle out of that. She was very nice and polite.

After hearing about this, one of my daughters complained, 'You didn't get her autograph?' But, I think most celebrities want to be left alone, and treated normally. So, I never even mentioned that I knew who she was.

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Scott R on 6/22/01 at 17:51 (051285)

I'm with Janet. I would pretend I didn't know them, or at least make every effort to treat them as well as any bum i meet on the street.

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Cynthia D on 6/23/01 at 05:34 (051322)

Funny to come back and read this thread. I've had this song in my head lately because when I lived in LA I was seated next to Smokey Robinson. At the end of his dinner with his wife, cake was produced, and he broke into the most beautiful and romantic song of 'Happy Birthday to you' I have ever heard. I had to restrain myself from applause to let them have their moment. But I'll never forget that song.

Another restaurant favorite was in LA, too. I was being seated in a very busy, trendy restaurant. What luck, we were seated right next to Bruce Springstein!! He was seated with current wife Patty, while at the end of his marriage to Michelle. After I convinced my date to take his chin off the table from goggling, we proceeded to TRY to ignore our neighbors. I was on a banquet-type seat and Bruce was inches from me! When their desert came, it looked so good, that while pretending not to know who they were, we discussed deserts. He offered to let me try his. I decided to invite him to an art gallery show I was having. He said he'd try to come by but no promises.

Speaking of the art gallery, one day I had a very important customer in the small, back storage room. We had artwork splayed everywehere. While I was trying to close the sale, in walks David Bowie!!!! I was horrified that the manager took away the art I was presenting and put out art for David to see. He needed a birthday gift for Mick Jagger, apparently. I was so concerned for the feelings of my customer and in losing the sale, that I just stared at the manager. I finally noticed that my customer was in awe being so close to David Bowie and he wasn't upset at all about being displaced. Darn, I lost the sale anyway!!

Another LA restaurant scene I'll never forget was once I was waiting for a table. Chevy Chase (who I used to adore), came up to me with a $20 bill and said 'Do you have change for the valet'? His tone and demeanor made me feel really put down, so I said 'Sorry, I don't work here'! Can you believe it?

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john h on 6/23/01 at 11:01 (051345)

you sat next to tony gwynn! yes you are my hero judy! i am a life long cubs fan but admire one the great hitters of all time. i think he attended san diego state. we have a number of professional athletes that work out the club i go to including scotty pippin, corliss williamson, and a guy who we all love here in little rock derrick fisher (lakers). my wife who is about 4'11' and weighs in at about 105 lb talks to corliss ( 6'7' 250lb) all the time and what a sight to see them standing next to each other. sidney moncrief comes out on occasion and joe klein owns a local resturant here.

Re: The Park Bench

john h on 6/24/01 at 11:02 (051407)

Julie: The lady on the park bench was Ruth Buzzi.

Animal Trio a poem by Henry Gibson:

The bullfrog is my pal true
He don't smoke or drink or chew
His only hang-up is he sniffs glue
If I were a bullfrog i would to

Re: The Park Bench

Julie on 6/24/01 at 15:22 (051422)

Yes! Ruth Buzzi! I knew you'd know, John, being my exact contemporary and a fully fledged American at that. And having a better memory, clearly. And the other bench character was Henry Gibson, not Artie Johnson. Ah, those wonderful nights in Beautiful Downtown Burbank.

Thanks for the poem. I can hear Henry Gibson's voice.

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john h on 6/25/01 at 09:11 (051462)

the last costume party i atteded i dressed as sonny bono so you know it has been awhile since i attended a costume party.