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Unexpected encounters with celebrities

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by caelte, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Sat next to Carl Weathers on a plane.
  2. romafan

    romafan Senior member

    Nov 30, 2004
    Pretty sure I finally saw :foo: last night in my neighborhood (he's been living here for a couple of years I think), walking down University....:happy:
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2017
  3. 89826

    89826 Senior member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Santa Monica
    Ok, to get this thread going again. These two stories are from the middle 1980's, shortly after I moved to Los Angeles. I worked at Abercrombie and Fitch, at the base of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. In those days, the store still sold high-end sporting goods, including guns on the second floor.

    Lots of celebrities were customers because it did sell some nice stuff and we had a parking lot in the back, so people could sneak in and out.

    I worked on the lower-level floor, where the sporting goods were. One day Bo Derek and her Svengali husband John came in. This was 3 or 4 years after the movie 10 came out, and she was one of the hottest women in the world, if not the hottest. It was the middle of a weekday, and the floor was deserted. John disappeared with the store manager for about an hour trying to cut a deal on the stuff he was buying.

    I entertained Bo, the two of us alone for the hour, showing her all of the equipment and gizmos we sold. Then John and the manager returned to the floor as Bo was trying a rowing machine. I said, you can turn around on the seat and use it as a bench-press. Basically that was just some sales BS. Bo tried it, and she was wearing a beautiful revealing light loose sun dress with no bra. John grabbed and squeezed one of her breasts right in front of us and said keep your elbows high to work right here. She was unfazed.

    I was the resident ski expert. One Day OJ Simpson and his wife Nicole came in. God rest her soul. The Juice wanted to buy some skithotics, which are custom footbeds for ski boots. The customer sat on a high seat sort of like a throne. A crowd had gathered around because it was The Juice and he was wisecracking away. (It's easy to forget he was once a hero and well-liked.) The process was you heated up this cork footbed blank in a tiny oven until the cork got soft, put it in a rigid plastic form, pulled a plastic bag over the form and lower leg, and hooked the bag up to a vacuum pump. The customer stood up and drove his knee forward a little and you turned on the pump which made a racket. The bag is then sucked tight around the leg and form. OJ turned to Nicole and half yelled damn Honey, this thing sucks harder than you do. She just shook her head like she had heard it a hundred times before. Everybody roared with laughter.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017 at 4:33 AM
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