Every afternoon I stand by a second floor window in the Ed Sullivan Theater and take mediocre photos of guests as they enter and leave the Late Show with David Letterman. In the foreground of each shot is a wad of old gum I noticed on the window ledge. There may be better paparazzi photos on the internet, but this is the only place you'll find the juxtaposition of celebrities and hardened gum. Enjoy!
"A perfectly silly, genius idea" -- David Letterman
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Jamie Oliver makes CelebriGum history!
Most celebrities take the elevator from their upper floor dressing rooms down to ground level when they leave the Ed Sullivan Theater. Not Jamie Oliver. He came down the stairs, and encountered me as I waited at my second floor window.
I smiled and said "Hello…when you go out, could you do me a favor and look up at me?"
Hoping to seal the deal, I added, "I take pictures of the guests going in and out of the theater, and each picture has this old piece of gum in the foreground."
Jamie glanced at the gum. He seemed unmoved. But he said "I'll do my best."
He was a man of his word. Ladies and gentlemen, the first CelebriGum celebrity awareness and eye contact.
Then everyone else had to see what Jamie found so interesting on the second floor.