How was the drive over?
Is it too thematically on the nose for you to just find ordinary people who share names with sorts of famous people you'd like to have? Bonus points if they have a famous name and are the opposite gender. (I met a guy at camp one year named Chris Evert for example). It's unlikely that you'll find a farmer in Montana named Lady Gaga, but I would think that a Burt Reynolds or Marion Morrison is in the realm of possibility.
"They were stupid...and we knew they were." ...and "It's going to be a woman." Ha!
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I have enjoyed hearing you interviewed on the radio several times, discussing your book about "Clark Rockwell." During these interviews you have mentioned that he previously used the name "Chichester," which you have pronounced variously as "Chee-chester," and more recently "Chigh-chester." I don't know how Gerhartsreiter pronounced this name, but it is correctly pronounced with a short "i" in the first syllable. (See http://www.forvo.com/word/chichester/#en ) I thought you might like to know this, for whatever light it may shed on this imposter's capacity for impersonation.
Walter, I'll come up and we can shoot a quick trailer with an iPad or something. I have no experience but I can speak Spanish and I know how to tie a bowtie - that should count for something. We knock out a quick script based on reader's theater-type dialog pulled from your 2-3 favorite scenes, shoot for an afternoon, and send the files to my Austin friend with a couple hundred bucks to blitzkrieg edit it into something not too embarrassing. Everything I read says that one of the hallmarks of authenticity is that the marketing doesn't look too slick... And no, I'm not a stalker, just love your work!
Hilarious ! You would be a stand-up comedy star - neo Mike Nichols ( ca 1962) Sort of a Shelly Berman meets Spalding Gray deal but later for all that....now your country needs a gonzo journalist to cover this crazy presidential campaign. It's the age of appropriation (see: Richard Prince Marlboro Man)- appropriate some HST. Get a press credential from Rolling Stone "Fear and Loathing 2016" You and Johnny Depp on the Donald's jet or Hilary's SUV. It would be grist for a Norman Mailer "Siege of Chicago" level of New Journalism. You would be Thompson, Mailer, Talese, Wolfe all rolled into one ! Go to school on these legendary precursors ( Bloom - "Anxiety....") clinamen, tessera whatever. Be bold ! "Greatness consists of trying to be great" - some heavy hitter from 18th century whose name escapes me. Cheers! Jim blake ( blog: theblissengine.com)