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
Hollywood Humor: Cary Grant's Muffins Written by Stephen Schochet
In 1853 in Saratoga Springs, New York, American Indian Chef George Crum was preparing his specialty French fried potatoes in upscale resort he was working at, when he received word that one of patrons complained they were cut too thick. An annoyed Crum decided to slice delicacy razor thin to teach customer a lesson. To his surprise guest loved it, and that's how we got potato chips.
Nearly one hundred years later another squeaky wheel named Cary Grant was having breakfast at Beverly Hilton Hotel, when he noticed that his bread dish had three half muffins. The very rich but frugal actor called the