Friday, September 17, 2021

Blind Item #8 - Reader Blind - 90's Limo Driver

Before there was GPS, there were Thomas Guides. Thomas Guides were thick map books that contained all the streets of Los Angeles County. Drivers had to map out their routes in advance, and rely on their instincts and knowledge of the streets. Mistakes were sometimes made. The driver was transporting a fresh-faced actress to a horseback photoshoot in Burbank. She was doing publicity for her first female lead role in the third installment of an iconic series that started with a male lead. The driver was sweating bullets because he could not find the address of the photo shoot. He was driving around aimlessly in Griffith Park. The actress sensed the driver was lost and he admitted he was, but she didn’t freak out or go ballistic. She calmly asked for his Thomas Guide, and she mapped it out and directed the driver to the correct address. She went on to become a big star. A class act in the driver’s mind.  

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