Kim was very sweet and had a soft southern lilt in her voice. I was fortunately along His Holiness's path and JP2 was very much into shaking hands with people. Jimmy Carter, Jane Goodall, Richard Branson, Tennessee Williams, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Vincent Price, Marjorie Lord, Guy Madison, Sandy Duncan, Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Debbie Reynolds, Edward Albee, Buzz Aldrin, Tina Turner and Patt I Fucking Page. I was a buyer in the record business for 15 years so quite a few - Most famous was probably a tie between Garth Brooks and Luciano Pavarotti and Prince. Of those, Selma and Joey Lauren were the most "real" and nice. Stood on line behind Stephen Spielberg at the Williams College Bookstore.Ate pizza in a conference room with Melissa Etheridge at the beginning of her career. Ping might be exaggerated, but yes I knew right away, and I'm female and lesbian and was pretty young at the time. I looked into his eyes (beautiful eyes btw, soft, light brown) and while I'm fairly attractive (to lesbians or bisexuals who are my type, and possibly to straight men unfortunately) in this case I just felt an "I am so sorry you are not meeting my brother, who is gay, you would be so much happier". It was a very surreal experience as it lasted for about 4 hours. She never missed a beat as people came up to ask for autographs and the whole restaurant with their eyes on us the entire time etc. Saw him with then -wife Amy Irving at an ice cream shop. He was at a biscuit shop and didn’t want to be recognized. Kurt Russell was in the booth next to me, talking to his first wife about show business. I stood in a coat check line with Sigourney Weaver once and she almost fell over me when leaving.Of course you may also have people who are great on screen and IRL, like KEANU. A back in '99 for the 25th anniversary of her fan club, The International Petula Clark Society (or the IPCS as WE call it). Anyway, she must have mentioned it to my dad, and he must have said, "Oh my son loves Mac Gyver! So somehow I was shuttled down to the local CBS station while he was there, and I got to talk with him for 10 min? I went to private school in LA - it was a beautiful old mansion. Pitt who asked me for directions to the Spotted Pig, or whatever that place was (Jennifer rolled her eyes, she knew how to get there), I saw JSPR 37, yes, Jodie was pleasant and professional. Both Michael Stipe and Pete Buck from REM when the band was still getting going. I didn't really know Kingston but did know Barrow fairly well.I had my picture taken with Pet, holding my MINT copy of the 'Downtown' Lp in front of us. yeah, probably but her music has got me through a shit load of stuff in my life and I adore the lady :)R49, I didn't say he was *my* guest, although it was my apartment. He's a relative of one of people who was at the party. feel the need to give some background as there are some down to earth celebs. My dad knew the daughter of the local owner of the CBS station. Her then girlfriend (Cydney) was there chatting with people I assume we're part of the film crew. I used to buy records from Buck when he still worked at Wuxtry. I also was in high school with Cindy Wilson of the B-52s, but didn't really know her at the time.Snapped his fingers at her like she was a dog and angrily pointed for her to go her trailer. I've had a number of actual conversations at parties with several famous writers: Toni Morrison, Alan Hollinghurst, David Leavitt, Ian Mc Ewan, Simon Winchester, Ishmael Reed, Joyce Carol Oates,.All of them were nice, except Oates, whom I found very whiny and strange.
I came home one afternoon to find them chowing down. In college, I had dinner with Eudora Welty when she came to visit the school. It was a grand piano on a mirrored tray, and when I brought it out he made a big show of carefully looking at it and then he turned to me and said, "Thank you, my that's a beautiful cake." It took me a beat or two to process this, and Ray grabbed my wrist and broke out laughing when he sensed I finally got the joke. I wound up getting high with the Rayettes in the kitchen after the party wound down.Shared a joint with Carlos Santana at the Family Dog back before most of you cunts were born. Other famous and near I've met: Bob Hawke, Andrew Peacock, John Howard, John Button, Philip Noyce, Constantine Costa-Gavras (intensely humble genius), Sergio Castellitto, Kylie Minogue, Jan Karsky, Adin Steinsaltz, Ariel Sharon. Alan Ginzberg, Willie Mays-a hall of fame baseball player; the 80s punk band “Bow, Wow, Wow” Anabella was aloof & the guitarist Matthew charming; 80s band “Information Society” the band was not very social, but a backup singer India was sweet. I saw Madonna once when I was at Danceteria in the 80s. I am a huge fan of DRUGSTORE COWBY (such a sad film) and we mostly talked about that.It was kind of mesmerizing, because while I'm somewhat jaded, I couldn't help but notice how every single feature of hers was virtually flawless. I knew he had to be be kind, with that unearthly voice. I’m sorry to be so nosy but did he ever sing around you? I literally have a framed signed of Bill Kenny and the original Ink Spots over my mantle.(She did report and filmed that afternoon.) When she did show up, Clark Gable was very sweet to her. She waved to me and called me by name - which was very helpful for my brother to see.No one was quite believing me that I had spent time with Marilyn Monroe that very morning.
I saw Bill and Hillary Clinton in Hawaii around 95' or 96', when they were getting off Air Force One. I was in high school and I wasn't really into politics.