J.P. Manoux Nude Onstage at the Hollywood Bowl.
He's one of my favorite actors - hilarious in
twin roles he plays on one of the shows I watch
with my beamish boy nearly every night - he's also
been on "E.R." many times, and has done much.
We met at the historic Hollywood Bowl
on Oscars Sunday - and did a photo session
all in and around the empty bowl - right here
on this stage where the Beatles performed,
and I have seen Prince, and Dylan & Simon
(together) and recently my pal Mr. Petty.
And J.P., with a gleam in his eye,
said, "Wouldn't it be funny if I was
naked onstage?" And we laughed about that-
and how it's kind of a classic nightmare - to find
one's self naked on the stage of the
Then up onstage, looking out on that very
view the Beatles had long ago, he said,
"Let's do it," and off came the clothes -
and we were shooting, both digging
the deep humor of it. Then I said it
might be even better if he wore just my
hat, so he ran back, like a man from a
shower, grabbed the hat, and posed again.
I took many shots - he wanted one that showed
the whole Bowl - but I like this one best.
Later he said it was the fastest he's
ever gotten naked with someone he didn't know.
I remain honored.