Describe your first encounter with a celebrity. My first encounter with a celebrity occurred when i was in London while I was in college. My friend and I had purchased discount tickets to see the play Harvey starring Jimmy Stewart. The play was terrific and so was he. After the play we went out of the theater and to the sidedoor entrance where the actors go in and out. We thought we’d be able to sweet talk our way in and go to Jimmy Stewart’s dressing room. But…no such luck! We stood around outside near the side door. Eventually Jimmy Stewart actually came out, talked to us and signed our programs. He even shook our hands and talked to us for awhile. Oh, he was so very nice. Then his driver pulled up. Magically, the door opened — although no one was touching the door. Jimmy looked up from the program he was signing, cocked his head and looked towards the car…”oh, what’s that, Harvey” he paused. cocked his head again and said “oh, you want to go down to the pub for a drink? Well alright then” and then he smiled, nodded and said “thank you so much for coming. My dear friend Harvey and I are off to have a drink now”. We all thanked him, he got in the door, it closed….and off they went.
Utterly charming, and an incredibly clever departure.