Bernie had introduced me to a Hollywood Producer George L who was a local South Philadelphia boy who made the Big Time in Hollywood!George had produced a movie starring John T and decided because of both his and John T's ties to Philadelphia to hold the World Premiere of the movie in Philadelphia!It was through this series of events that I attended the premiere and the premiere party of "Blow Out" and met John T.
George,Bernie and Me and a few others were driven in a police escorted limo to the movie theatre (we could have walked quicker; but thats show Biz!),
Just like in the movies there was a red carpet,spotlights,entertainment,press and of course the young fans,thousands of them waiting for a glimpse of the young and handsome star of the Picture John T.
It was a very strange scene.As we got out of the limo you could hear the words:"Is it John T?" "No Just some old guys" :Who are they?" "Who cares" "Here comes another limo maybe John is in it!".
Despite the disappointment of the crowd at not seeing John T we forged ahead and went into the theatre and took our reserved seats!
The movie showing and the return to the Disco went off without a hitch!
While George went to freshen up Bernie and I entered the Disco and went to this huge table reserved for the producer George the star JohnT and guests Bernie and Me!
The Disco was packed with invitation only people.The thousands young fans of rhe star were all around the building where police and private security held them at bay!
John T had already been secreted in a suite in the hotel and would come down in a private elevator get in the limo and be driven around the block and enter the front of the hotel so the fans could get a glimpse of him!
After refreshing and changing clothes George came down to the lobby and headed for the Disco entrance.By this time there was a mob waiting in a entance line surrounded by a mob of onlookers!George waited in line for 30 minutes or so before he reached the head of the line
The Security People were from the Disco and did not recognize George.
When asked to produce an invitation George of course did not have one.Who sends an invitation to the man giving the party? When George said he was the host of the party and the producer of the movie the security officer said he was Clark Gabel and george had better move along and cause no trouble!
Fortunately a Philadelphia Police Captain who was assigned to the party spotted george and escorted him into his own party and the table where Bernie and I were seated!
John T arrived about fifteen minutes later to much fan fare as planned!
When George told John the saga of trying to get into his own party John Said"Next Time let me Know I will get you in Im a friend of the star!".