Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara
Catherine was a good friend she loved the afterhours scene. her brother Marcus ran the 505 another Afterhours spot on Eastern queen Street. We spent many nights there long into the morning with her and mary margret and Marcus. But she often came to my place too and always brought interesting people. One of her first movies was double negative and I was Assistant to the Producer.
So there I was at the Club 22 at the Windsor Arms. With my then buddy Michael Ironside. Michael and I were trying to break our record of about 80 maragaritas. When Johnny Hart and Jack Caprio the cartoonists showed up and we were really throwing the drinks back and having a great time. When I saw Catherine waving at me. She had just came from the Courtyard Cafe where she had treated her parents to dinner. She waved me over and I gave her a peck and she says Gary I want you to meet my mother and father. 'Really How nice"I said trying to be polite and bent over with a little bow and extended my hand when: from out of nowhere Ironside bit my ass. I don't know how he did it, but I screamed and jumped and kicked. He hung on like a pit bull. I writhed around hit him while the stunned O'Haras wondered what was going on. I finally shook him off and everything settles down but I am sure Katherine's parents wondered what kind of friends she had. Everyone else was laughing but I was limping. Ironside could be a real crazy asshole sometimes.

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