Chapter Sixteen




Early in the 1980's, I received a telephone call from Ed Hastings.  He was now artistic director of the American Conservator Theater in San Francisco.  “I'm sending you a present,” he said.


When I asked him what it was, he said that Paul Shenar was planning to travel from Los Angeles to New York for a visit.  He indicated that Paul would like to stay at my apartment.


I couldn't believe my ears.  I had met Paul Shenar several years before when he was a young man, and I thought at the time that he was one of the most handsome people I had ever seen.  He had gone on to become one of the leading actors at the American Conservatory Theatre.  After he had left that company, he became a respected featured player in movies.  His biggest success was as the Cuban drug dealer in Scarface, playing opposite Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.  He also had made a small fortune doing the voice-overs for Oil of Olay commercials.  The idea of him coming to stay in my apartment was unbelievable to me. MORE...




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