John Wayne Took The Good With The BadWritten by Stephen Schochet
For last twenty years of his life, John Wayne often had a profound effect on people that crossed his path. Meeting him in person for some was like meeting Abraham Lincoln or George Washington. Yet Duke usually stayed humble and almost always kept his sense of humor.
One time he was out with a group of friends who all were all eating and drinking heavily. The Duke excused himself to go to men's room and when he came back his pants leg was wet. "Hey Duke what happened?" one of them asked.
Tales Of A Hollywood Tour GuideWritten by Stephen Schochet
Author/Narrator Stephen Schochet researched Hollywood and Disney stories and lore for 10 years while giving tours of Hollywood. He had unique idea stories could be told anywhere and that's what led him to create critically acclaimed audiobooks "Fascinating Walt Disney" and "Tales Of Hollywood". Here he shares some stories that happened while he was actually giving tours:
On one tour I pointed out Fox Plaza, building that was blown up in movie Die Hard. A tourist asked me "How did they put that building back together so fast?" * On tour we stop at Rodeo Drive. The people were returning to bus after their visit and Steve Garvey came walking by. A life long Dodger fan I said," Hi Steve." Happy for recognition, he came over to meet people on bus. Unfortunately, entire group was from England and Germany and not a single person knew who he was. * The day after OJ Simpson was arrested, I was doing a tour where we stopped in front of Chinese Theater. My customers were looking at handprints and footprints, while I stretched my legs near a row of parked tour buses. Two men, one with a filming camera approached me. "Hi We're from CNN. Are you a tour guide? We would like to interview you about OJ." "Sure." "Great. Roll camera. We're talking to a Hollywood tour guide. So