Strange Encounters With Hollywood Legends

Written by Stephen Schochet

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Sometimes legends don't recognize each other. After twenty years in Hollywood Alfred Hitchcock finally became super rich after producingrepparttar low budget Psycho (1960). His agent Lew Wasserman convinced him to traderepparttar 118230 movie rights for shares of stock in Universal, makingrepparttar 118231 directorrepparttar 118232 third biggest owner ofrepparttar 118233 studio. From then on Hitchcock loved picking uprepparttar 118234 Wall Street Journal to see if he was wealthier. While directing his last film Family Plot (1975) Hitchcock would arrive at Universal early, sit in his chair and joyfully read about Jaws (1975) which was adding millions to his stock's value. One day his morning routine was upset by an uninvited young man hovering aroundrepparttar 118235 movie set. Hitchcock, who seemed to have eyes inrepparttar 118236 back of his head called a crew member to haverepparttar 118237 intruder removed. It turned out to be Jaws Director Steven Spielberg who wanted to meet his idol.

Just because you're recognized once doesn't mean you will continue to be. After losing his driving privileges because of drunkenness Sean Penn was forced to riderepparttar 118238 city bus. One day another passenger came up to him. "Hey you look like Sean Penn. But I know he wouldn't be riding a bus." Penn replied," How do you know? Do you know Sean Penn?" "Yeah I worked on a film he starred in." "Oh yeah? Well, what do you think of him?". "Oh God, he was a total $%#%!"

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Visiting Grandma

Written by Joyce C. Lock

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On normal rainy day visits, we slipped and slid uprepparttar hill torepparttar 118229 house, sideways;repparttar 118230 car then looking like it had been through a mud bath. But, whenrepparttar 118231 creek was up, once pastrepparttar 118232 barn, we were only half way there. Then, one watched every step, uphill, to avoidrepparttar 118233 rocks and crevices (where one could twist an ankle) to miss sinking intorepparttar 118234 mud pits.

Uncles, Dad's brothers, came to meet us nearrepparttar 118235 barn, to help get little ones and luggage uprepparttar 118236 hill.

But, byrepparttar 118237 time we all made it torepparttar 118238 house, we were muddy and tired. We didn't walk 5 miles throughrepparttar 118239 snow. But, whenrepparttar 118240 creek was up, it sure felt like it.

2002 by Joyce C. Lock This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.

In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.

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