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J.P. Manoux Nude Onstage at the Hollywood Bowl. | by Paul Zollo
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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

Hollywood Bowl.


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.

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Taken on February 25, 2007