I’d never seen anything like it before as I arrived at Hollywood Blvd. this morning.
All this for the dedication of Suzanne Pleshette’s star on the Walk of Fame?!!
The media trucks were lined up for blocks. Traffic was down to one lane from La Brea to Highland and jammed to the east as well. As I passed the Kodak theater, the cause for the media madness and its traffic tie up became evident. The Democrats were readying to ply their wares in the afternoon. But there was indeed a crowd on hand for Suzanne. The friends were gathered a half block east in front of Frederick’s of Hollywood where Suzanne had promised me, on Jan.2, “You’ll find it easily, instead of flying a flag outside, they will hang a bra!”
The sad events which followed my conversations that day with both Suzanne and Johnny Grant were almost like a B-script as Johnny’s death was soon followed by Suzanne’s. Johnny had promised me if Suzanne was not strong enough, he’d pipe the star ceremony to her wherever she was on the 31st, also her birthday. The star ceremony was the same as the hundred which had proceeded — but no star– and no Johnny.