Monday, November 09, 2015

Blind Item #4 - Kindness

Instead of trying to rehash it or summarize it, I am just going to copy and paste it so you can read it for yourself from the writer. I will say that anyone, including myself, who has had contact with this actor comes away with the same response as this writer.

I was in California on the first day of a much longed for holiday when the phone rang 6.30am with my boss asking if I'd mind doing a "quick job" not far from where I was staying. Since photography jobs are as rare as hens teeth and I wanted to seem helpful I agreed [slightly to the annoyance of my other half who was hoping the first day of holiday might be spent doing something more fun that hanging about waiting for me to do a job and edit it.] Anyway I was sent to the home of a well known tv actor who had recently been honoured in the uk for his charity work. He had a reputation as a nice guy and when I met him that was confirmed. He was very friendly and hospitable and as full of questions about me as I was about him. when I said that I didn't live in California but was on holiday he was full of suggestions about things I might like to do. I'd mentioned that my husband and I enjoyed catching movies and eating out and he was full of recommendations of places he thought we might like. He was particularly enthusiastic about a place in Venice that is hard to get in to. As I was leaving he gave me the phone number of the the manager there and said I was to call saying I was a friend of his and that she would be sure to give me and my other half a reservation. Anyway, when I got back to my hotel and was putting my kit away I found he'd slipped $200 in my camera bag with a note saying he hoped we'd both have a meal out together on him. There was nothing ostentatious about this and I suspect he'd done it because he felt sheepish about enthusing so much about a place that I might not have been able to afford [he'd backtracked a bit while we were chatting]. Anyway we did call the manager and we were given a really nice table on a busy Friday night and we did have a fantastic meal on this actor and it made our holiday. A hint is that he may well have one jumped the shark but to me he'll always be the coolest...

17 comments:

Snookiemonster said...

Is this supposed to be the Fonz. Henry Winkler?

MontanaMarriott said...

Only $200 for a meal in Venice?!?! JUST KIDDING, that is so awesome, can't wait till it's revealed

Felicia said...

I think you're right @snookiebeast. The last line being the ... hook, line and sinker! ????

Felicia said...

Thinking it mght be Gjelina, but these days, you can get a reservation.

Tricia13 said...

"jump the shark" is more or less passed his peak, so it could be a few...I'll guess Ted Danson because his Sam Malone was Mr Cool(Fonz too!) and does a ton of charity work and worked closely with Elton Johns AIDS foundation- which may have been the cause honored?
Reguardless- great guy and love it!

Kno Won Uno said...

Henry Winkler originally jumped the shark as The Fonz on an episode of Happy Days, which is the source of the saying.
It's Winkler

Felicia said...

Huh. HW/Fonzie received an OBE back in 2011. Does a lot of charity work in the UK. Back in September, his motorbike and one leather jacket were auctioned off, could be reason for photoshoot? Who knows!

Happy days y'all!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3251482/Fonzie-s-bike-cool-100-000.html

MassiveHead said...

This isn't really even a blind, is it?

TopperMadison said...

Duh. Why is this declared a blind? The last line completely gives it away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvGopsM1G9g

medley said...

HENRY WINKLER!

:)

david said...

Henry Winkler is a cool dude.
30 years ago, when Henry was executive producing McGuyver, he actually read one of my spec scripts and gave me excellent feed back on it.
It never got made into anything but a dust collector. Still, so cool for some one who actually works in the TV industry to do that.

CindyC said...

Yay Fonzie! What an awesome guy.

Drew said...

Nice blind. Way to go Fonzerelli!

Mooshki said...

I've always heard really good things about him. Nice to hear it confirmed again.

back again said...

+1 ---absolutely Henry Winkler..i've heard many awesome stories about him- he loves people..he loves life...good on him.

g8rlitig8r said...

I have met Henry Winkler several times and he is adorably sweet. This is absolutely him.

Lassie said...

Kind of restores my faith in humanity, reading of something nice done by a 'celebrity'. Henry Winkler has had a reputation as a nice guy forEVER. <3

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