Bootsy Collins

July 29, 2007


It was one crazy night at LAX that I met everyone from the Rick James enterouge.  I couldn’t get a picture of Rick, because, frankly, he couldn’t stay still long enough to have a picture taken, but I did get a picture of Bootsy Collins, who looks much different here than in all the costume get ups from the show.

  I don’t think I could have handled Bootsy, Rick James, and company coming through LAX on a regular basis.  And to tell the truth, I don’t know if I could muster trying to explain it again!

Bob Eucker

July 29, 2007


Again, at LAX, I met Bob Eucker while he was most recognizable from his role on Mr. Belvedere.  As you can see by the photo, it was just him as he passed by, rather than actually shaking hands, having a conversation, or seeing him multiple times.  I am kind of surprised that I didn’t see him more often, but it wasn’t until a few years later that his books came out, and then he became more widely known for his role as the sportscaster in the Major League movies.

Beau Bridges

July 29, 2007


Like many of the others, I met Beau Bridges at LAX.  I actually saw him quite a number of times, but it wasn’t until I mentioned to him that I was creating a photo project for my mom that he let me take his picture.  However, based on how cordial my other conversations with him were, I probably could have asked him at any time, I just didn’t think to ask at first.  To me, Beau was more of a “regular Joe” than a celebrity.  He was very easy to talk to.  I never did see him travel with Jeff or Lloyd, his equally famous family members.

Audrey and Judy Landers

July 29, 2007


Out of all the celebrities I met, no one person has made such a dramatic difference in my life.  Meeting Judy Landers did that for me.

I met Audrey and Judy a few times while working at LAX, and the first time I did, speaking with Audrey, who played Fallon on Dallas, was indeed a joy.  She was very friendly, approachable, and even in a short time spent together, you could tell she was not only gorgeous, but very intelligent.

 On the other hand, Judy, who played Stacks on BJ and The Bear, was soooooooooooo stupid, she could have used a cue card just to say hello!

As a result, at that point, I decided that I hate blondes.  I can’t look at a blonde without remembering Judy Landers.  I thought the “dumb blonde” act was just that until I met her…more than once coming away with the same results.

Now I’m sure there are millions of really wonderful blondes out there, and that’s fine.  But a security guard’s job is to observe and report.  I did, and this is the report I filed.

Byron Allen

July 29, 2007


I met Byron Allen while working at Los Angeles International Airport.  That’s me on the left.  Byron Allen was very easy to spot, because everyone and their Uncle was watching Real People back then.  I remember Byron as being very accessible and friendly.  As I recall, the person that took this picture was someone he was traveling with.  I’m not really sure why I only saw him once in all the time I was at the airport.  You would have thought his job would have taken him all over the place at different times.  But, it was in deed the only time I saw him.