The Real Story: Architectural Designs & Tarot Card Readings

Let me start by saying I really wanted to be an architect when I was younger. And it wasn’t Craig in the story who designed the spaceship house: it was me. And the design of the house rebuilt is also mine. I would love a house with a Bridge to Nowhere, secret passageways, and train tracks running through it. I also designed that house for wheelchairs, to include going through the pool, but again, I was very young at the time. It’s the thought that counts, right?

As for the tarot card reading scene, that was real. No one was with me at the time, as my children live in different houses in different cities, but I thought of each of them, to include the characters of Craig and Jason, and did an actual tarot card reading. It was dead on for my kids and myself, and I believe dead on the Craig and Jason’s characters.


The Real Story: Living in Hollywood

When I was about 19 I moved to Los Angeles from the Bay Area. My sister lived down there and I wanted a change.

And that’s where I met Michael Douglas.

He was hosting this marathon or whatever it was, on Hollywood Blvd. I got wind of it, and walked early in the morning down that famous street.

I saw the podium built, and I saw Michael Douglas standing on it.

Not many people were around then. Just his crew.

I walked up to the podium and he looked at me. I was pretty hot back then 🙂

I smiled, didn’t dare climb the stairs, and took out my business card.

I said “hi,” and handed it to him. He smiled.

I said, “If you ever need anyone to write music for your movies, just give me a call.”

He smiled again. He looked at the card. Looked back at me.

I stood there at the podium for a few more minutes just looking out at the street. I could see he was still looking at me.

Then I said, “Well, good-bye.” And I left.

I bet I was the most unassuming person he’s ever met.