A Reader Blind Item
The year was 1989.
It was my birthday and a girlfriend decided to take me to that famous LA underground club that changed locations weekly.
We got there, I in my sky blue skin tight mini dress and hair up to here, innocent and unknowing as to what the evening would hold.
I was immediately adopted by this 24 year old grandson of a very famous studio head who was already gone but still remains extremely well known to this day.
He reminded me of the singer of REM. Ha.
He made sure to tell everyone I was “legal” so naturally every single person had to buy me a drink.
I was not a drinker.
He then asked me if I was interested in going to the VIP room.
Why not, so he grabbed my hand and off we went upstairs.
He asked which VIP room I wanted to go in.
I asked what the difference was.
He said there were two film wrap parties so I said whichever one seems more fun and let him decide (here’s me from OC with zero idea.)
Room #1 had the weirdest conglomeration of famous people.
The film was horror, complete with a monster.
It starred a famous ballet dancer.
I was offered drugs by almost everybody, I was rather shocked but I declined because I didn’t do them.
A older man who was famous for quite a few TV/films in the 60s was there, he was not doing drugs and offered to share his pizza with me so I did.
We chatted and ate and had a great time.
Until I went to the bathroom.
Nobody warned me that was where the harder stuff was, and the weirdos.
The guy who played the monster swore I was in the film, that he had killed me in the last scene.
I said no, not an actress.
A director overheard us and came over to ask me if I was interested in acting.
I said no.
He gave me his card anyway.
My friend took it and tossed it LOL.
Then an actor famous for certain comedies back in the 70s bugged me to do coke with him.
I again declined.
I think this again impressed my new friend who stayed by my side and kept watch.
Many people asked for an intro but I still didn’t even know who he was.
Soon the people in the room were asking me about myself, my life, where I lived, etc.
They were shocked I wasn’t in entertainment and had no desire to be and found my boring life to be enthralling!
Soon my friend grabbed my hand and took me to the other VIP room.
This film that wrapped was much higher on the success scale and had several of its costars present.
It was a comedy drama and had several memorable lines, one of which I repeat to this day regarding licensing for adult activities.
The room was more of the same, only there were several people in there who were with same sex dates and I had NO IDEA they were gay!!!!
I am not going to out them but it was very shocking, let me say.
Everybody was very nice to me because of my friend whom someone had informed me who he was at the bar when he stepped away.
It didn’t change anything for me, he was near my age and was very nice to me and we were having fun.
He asked me if I was interested in being his date for the premiere for this movie and I said why not.
He chuckled at me because I was not impressed in the people postulating and more interested in talking about music which he loved.
Soon we went back downstairs because the band started.
My friend said nothing about who was performing but when we got there the guy onstage was wearing this weird combination straitjacket/corset, lots of femme makeup, and the performance was very dramatic.
Not really my thing.
I had a guy I was interested in meet me at the club so I said goodbye to my friend and set off for a romantic adventure.
Hollywood is really freaking weird, and that was just one memorable evening.
The premiere is another story.
24 year old grandson of a very famous studio head: Tony Goldwyn
Famous ballet dancer: Mikhail Baryshnikov
Movie: The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
Comedy Drama: Parenthood