Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lunch with Rhodes Reason

Your humble blogmeister with Rhodes and Jeri Reason.

Today I shared an enjoyable meal with Rhodes Reason (King Kong Escapes, Voodoo Island) and his wife, Jeri. As we haven't met for a while, there was a lot to catch up on, and we chatted for a couple of hours on a variety of subjects. All in all, it was great to be in their company again.

We met at the Rock Garden Cafe in Palm Springs, CA. I've never eaten at the restaurant before, but I was impressed with the food and the atmosphere. It certainly gets a hearty thumbs-up from me!

Hangin' with the coolest guy in Palm Springs.

In particular, I enjoyed hearing about their recent trip to Australia, which sounded like a lot of fun. They're currently planning another trip for this summer. I was pleased to hear about how busy they've been and continue to be.

My sincere thanks to Rhodes and Jeri for an excellent meal and even better company!

Friday, February 4, 2011

James Hong, King of the Monsters!

James Hong signs an autograph for yours truly.

After visiting Ib Melchior, I ate lunch with legendary actor James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China, Chinatown, Blade Runner). This was my second lunch with the famed actor, however, it was even more enjoyable than the first.

Hangin' out with James Hong at Dupar's Restaurant in Los Angeles.

What made this lunch even more memorable was that James and I recorded a couple of videos, which are posted below. His sense of humor really shines through in them. Enjoy!

Visiting Ib Melchior

Ib Melchior at work in his office.

On February 2, I was once again a guest at Ib Melchior's. Ib has always been a gracious host, and his hospitality is always appreciated. Below are some photos from my stay.

Could Ib be working on his next book?! Wait and see!

Ib and his appreciative guest.

Here I am, posing with some of the unusual items found in Ib's home. What's in the can? Scroll down...

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