Monday, November 14, 2011
Lons Star International Film Festival
This past week, I spent Wednesday afternoon and Friday night as a volunteer at the Lone Start International Film Festival. Willie Nelson showed up the day between, when I wasn't there, but the head of the security detail and I spent time together Friday night talking about it. We were looking over the needs of Piper Laurie, the mother in the horror movie, "Carrie." I was there to get water and such and move her office chair around behind her, so she had an easy seat around the theatre. We had a good laugh on the elevator, as Piper said, "Maybe I should just stay in the chair," making fun at the the fuss that was being made over her, two security staff and me with the chair in the elevator. She dated Ronald Reagan a couple of times back when she was very young and had pictures of her with Tony Curtis, etc. She was "the Paris Hilton of her day," one person told me, and I believe it from her early pictures. A copy of her autobiography was offered by one of the security staff, but I passes, since I didn't feel I knew her well enough to rate a free signed copy.