Friday, August 12, 2005


Just today someone "famous" walked into my store and it reminded me of my "close encounters" with some people who at some point were famous, are famous or just think they are "somebody".
Here is the list. Of course the list is topped buy those who were the most memorable since I remember the whole thing. (By the way, I used to work in this small boutique restaurant hotel- back in the late eighties and mid nineties. So the chances of running into anybody slightly famous was high.
One day or night, There was a "get together" of liberals to raise awareness (cash) for Mikhail Gorbachov's "foundation" back then. This was around 1995. They had a private reception including; Barbara Streissand,(Whom I delivered tea to-English Breakfast)-Oliver Stone and a few others whom I cannot remember.
I also waited on Raul Julia-very nice individual, thought me that in latin countries capers are known as "alcaparras"
Charles Keating-Of the famous Savings and Loans scandals that involved a few senators as well. Right after their court days, a whole entourage of lawyers, friends and other would come in for dinner and usually spend about 4 to 600.00 dollars on diner-This was good for us, because at least we had a guaranteed tip of $100.00. Keating never actually paid. He would order his lawyers to pay and give us some extra cash-sorry for all those old folk who got screwed.
One time I went to pick up my wife where she worked at "Shutters on the Beach"--Santa Monica. Michael keaton-Pre Batman, was sitting at the bar a couple of chairs next to me, he was also waiting for a "friend" and somehow we ended up in a discussion about tequilas.
"Elaine" from Seinfeld-I Also waited on her, her husband and a friend-Husband picked up the tab-"Small tip" Cheap bastard.
At UCLA I used to run into John Lithgow during his morning jogs through campus.
I delivered food into Opera singer's Placido Domingo, also at Checkers. "Morning Breath" --I know-we all have it..
More recently at my last job, for a popular hang out in Vegas for the stars;
Jack Nicholson, Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson, Hugh Heffner, Mr. Batman himself Val Kilmer, and a few others whom I cannot remember their names...

Do you have any stories or sightings?....


Bellota said...

hahaha ... los q tuvimos la fortuna (:P) de vivir en el df e ir al aeropuerto a cada rato hemos visto de todo y a medio mundo

aunq a mi me gustaria encontrarme a jack nicholson y darle de besoss

y a muchos otros


Cindy said...

When I was little, my grandma's landlady, who lived in the top story of their duplex apartment, was (supposedly) James Garner's mother in law. Sure enough, one day he was there to visit her. I didn't really know who he was, but my parents pushed me out the door to get his autograph.

Years later, working in Los Angeles, I met John Carpenter, who was accused of murdering Hogan's Heroes star, Bob Crane. We did business with him on a regular basis. He called himself "God," and he was kind of a perv.

Also met Jean Stapleton, Conrad Janis (Mindy's dad from "Mork & Mindy") and popular LA weatherman, Dr. George Fishbeck, now long retired. Tim Conway was a guest at a friend's big wedding we went to a long time ago, but we didn't get to meet him.

andrea said...

I gave Terence Stamp a ride to his hotel room from the Pilates studio I go to last summer and he sat on my son's abandoned cheese sandwich! I also met Tim Curry when I was an extra (Deborah Harry and Glenn Frey were also on set). Tim Curry was having a cigarette and the fire alarm kept going off. And what's-her-name (Scully) from X-Files gave birth to her daughter the day before I gave birth to my son in the same hospital ward.