Stars I've Met — Lily TomlinLily Tomlin, autographed program, from the 1980s

One Woman Show

In the mid-1980's, Gerry and I saw Lily Tomlin's one-woman show: The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe

After the show, Gerry and I were among the first of many many assembling in the stage door line, aching to see her up close, speak to her pesonally and get her autograph.

As per usual, Lily posted herself on a kitchen stool at the head of the stage door line. I was well rehearshed and said to Gerry (loudly enough that Lily could easily overhear), "You do understand, we know how to acost our celebrities . . . tastefully."

My gasp interuppeted Lily's laugh, just as she was writing the sig you see here. Reason: I saw Lana Turner in the theater's parking lot, walking with her driver (body guard?) towards her car. Lana had seen the show that day and of course had been introduced and induced to take a bow before the start of the show.

"Oh, there's Lana Turner" I blurted out. Lily turned for a second, but didn't miss a beat before pulling me closer to beam and whisper, "I get to go to the party at her house today."

Envy, envy, envy. 8-)

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