Backstory: For the LA Weekly's latest fashion issue (hits the streets this coming Thursday March 30th), I decided to do a package discussing age in fashion, and the whole notion of dressing one's age. Caroline wrote a funny piece on granny chic (Steffie wrote a kick ass profile of Petro Zillia and discusses MLF syndrome, and Lina wrote a defense of the baby doll dress) Be sure to check it out. Anyway, for the photo shoot for granny chic, I decided it should be an ode to Harold and Maude, one of my all time favorite films. Not only is the spirit of the film appropriate, but Maude is the ultimate hot granny. So we shot a gorgeous young girl, my friend Heather Davis, dressed as a Maude-esque character and we shot scenes at Hollywood Forever cemetery. We found a new Harold, a Bud look alike, Pete.
I was actually carrying some of the photos with me to show the girls. We headed over to the VIP Lounge after the Jennifer Nicholson show. Our friend spotted him. Casually she says, "the dude from Harold and Maude is here." WHAT!! How fortuitous! what serendipty. I hunted him down, thrusting my hand in his, shaking his and introduced myself breathlessly. I gave him the backstory and pulled the photos out of my bag. He smiled and sighed when he looked at them and said, "that's exactly what Maude looked like to Harold."