That's my twin brother John and I at the famous Paramount studio gate in Hollywood. It was 2006, and as you may surmise, we were not "discovered" and given movie contracts.
Which, frankly, was a surprise to us, being so photogenic, and because that sort of thing happens all the time in the old movies.
However, the guard photobombing us behind the gate was powerless to keep us out. It was two against one.
As I recall, we were taking a guided tour, along with a small group of tourists from Japan. They were less impressed by Old Hollywood, but became more excited when we approached an outdoor "New York" street scene that they recognized from Seinfeld.
We all bring something different to the table.
It was the year before I started this blog. I had no idea I was going to be writing about old movies in less than a year's time. I had no idea I'd still be writing about them a decade later.
This week marks the 10th anniversary of Another Old Movie Blog. I hope it has been more than just another old movie blog. It certainly has meant a great deal to me, and I marvel that the site has received over a million page views. This, despite the copycat sites that still steal posts from it. That readers continue to manage to find their way here amazes me.
Thank you so much for the pleasure of your company. I really appreciate it.