Friday, January 31, 2020

Blind Item #9 - Reader Blind - Kindness

If you were a celebrity visiting Detroit in the early 1980’s, this restaurant was the place to be if you wanted to hob-nob with other local and visiting celebrities. To some employees, the closest they ever came to the famous guests was parking their cars.  One night, an employee mentioned to this two-time Oscar winner how popular he was with all of the car-parks.    He responded by taking the time to visit them in their shack, signing autographs and even performing a dance from his most famous role.

25 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Tom Cruise?/Risky Business dance?

Tricia13 said...

Nah he was only nominated a couple times...

sikkofant said...

Must be Anthony Quinn!!

Derp said...

Yeah right he won the Oscar for his impersonation of a leprechaun in “far and away”

sikkofant said...

Anthony Quinn - Zorba the Greek

Florin said...

If it wasn't for the Oscar wins, I was going to guess Carlton.

Megley said...

Carl's Chop House? The food was heavenly, and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Don't know who the celebrity is but next to Lafayette Coney dogs, it was always my go to in Detroit.

canroadrunner said...

Anthony Quinn - Chop House

Tricia13 said...

I was gonna say his most famous role was ZTG hands down

veee said...

I was thinking Carl's too, but also maybe Mario's? I had a boss loved that spot.

Hard to say as often people say Detroit, but actually it's a suburb...

Brayson87 said...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zorba_the_Greek_(film)

Vita said...

This is a sweet one! Sounds like Mr Quinn gets a thumbs up and a big, "OPA!"

Boldblonde said...

Aww I love Anthony Quinn.

M said...

Famous Detroit restaurants from the 80's:

Carl's Chop House
Ponchartrain Wine Cellar
London Chop House
Machus Red Fox (from which Hoffa disappeared)
Joe Muer
Baker's Keyboard Lounge
Traffic Jam and Snug (my fave)

Unknown said...

Whoever this man was, he knew what was important. Appreciate your fans. They are reason you are getting a paycheck. Take time to thank them for thinking so much of you.

veee said...

M proves my point - Machus was not in Detroit...

Blue Haired Witch said...

Peter Ustinov

Dragonlady. said...

Patrick Swayze

Veritas said...

Sammy Davis Jr

Dragonlady. said...

Or Gregory Heine

hunter said...

Agree w/ Unknown - plus when you are that famous people at fancy restaurants all probably want something and the car park guys are just happy to see him.

Many actors enjoy performing too - that's why they're actors! So it's not crazy to think it was just as fun for him to meet genuine fans.

Cindy said...

Swayze won two Oscars?

Colonel Blake said...

Machus isn't in Detroit.
It's the Chop House.

tom said...

Gene Kelly

Bleu said...

Please. There's nowhere in Detroit where you hobnob with visiting celebrities.

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