Celebrity Photo: 1st Time.
Except for a visit to the set of "All My Children" in 1981, where I was photographed with a family friend, actress Ruth Warrick, I have never been in a photo with a real live celebrity. This tragic record of obscurity was unbroken, until yesterday afternoon, when I was waiting to see "Hollywoodland" at the Arclight..... and Jai Rodriguez of "Queer Eye" walked by.
I didn't know who he was at first, because he was wearing mirrored chrome shades. Just like my friend. I thought it would be funny to have him pose next to my friend, with both of them in their reflective glasses. But then Jai took off his glasses and I immediately knew who he was. He graciously agreed to stand in-between us and smile while his friend snapped a photo.
I feel so much more important today. Superficially enabled to leap tall buildings...Able to lunch at an outdoor cafe at Sunset Plaza, or give my car to the valet at the LA Sports Club or perhaps even worship at that synagogue that looks like a high security prison on Wilshire at Bundy. I'm just as good as everyone else who thinks they aren't just as good.