Star MapsWritten by Stephen Schochet
Since movie stars have moved into big mansions of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, vendors have sold maps of their homes with varying accuracy. Although most stars resent unwanted intrusions of fans, many take it with good humor. Sitting in his swimming pool, Oliver Hardy would welcome fans who climbed over his fence. "Hey, How about a dip?" In earliest days, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks would drive up next to people with star maps and ask them for directions. And more recently, television producer Aaron Spelling would come out and pitch show ideas to tourists. Buying a star's home could bring unexpected baggage. Doris Day's love of homeless animals was well-known to her fans. For several years after buying her house, new owners posted a sign that said, "Please do not leave your small dogs and cats, Miss Day has moved!"
In Hollywood As In Life You Never Reach The TopWritten by Stephen Schochet
When Jim Carey was paid $20,000,000 for The Cable Guy, a record breaking salary for a movie star, John Travolta topped him by asking for $20,000,001 for movie Michael and got it. But there is always someone who makes more than you. John Travolta was invited to Robin William's birthday party in Northern California. He arrived there in his Lear Jet and was greeted by a cigar smoking Steven Spielberg, who had suggested he take Michael role in first place, and his wife Kate Capshaw.