|Why yes, that is me and Hollywood legend Tony Curtis having a chat...|
When I worked for the Sevenoaks Chronicle, business magnate Mohamed Al-Fayed happened to own a private school in the area and one day he arranged for his old pal Tony Curtis ... yes, THE Tony Curtis ... to come and speak at the school.
Naturally, as resident film buff, I jumped at the chance to cover this. While I don't recall what Mr Curtis and I chatted about, my fondest memory of the day was when the star came to leave he asked if he could take my arm (he was getting on a bit then) so I could help him walk to the waiting helicopter.
Somewhere there's a picture of this Hollywood legend holding on to my arm, walking across the school grounds, but I can't find it at the moment. My late mum used to have it proudly displayed in her room, so it must be around somewhere.