What Does Tony Curtis Have in Common w/ Flea?

Well, they're both a bundle of energy. They both lived in L.A.

But...it's the fact that they were both in San Diego recently. And, as my complaint previously regarding Mario Andretti being in town, I didn't know about Flea's appearance. I think he's one of the best bass players in music history, and would've loved to have gotten his autograph.

It was a charity fundraiser in La Jolla, for the Surf Industry Manufacturers' Humanitarian of the Year, which was awarded to Flea, who helps autistic children surf with Surfers' Healing. He also co-founded a music conservatory for disadvantaged kids.

When a guitar he signed was being bid on, he jumped on stage and gave a performance with it. This got bidding to escalate up to $16,000.

The co-host of the event was Fernando Aguerre, co-founder of Reef sandals. He ended up selling the Jean Paul Gautier shirt off his back, which went for $2,500 (I'm assuming he didn't autograph it!)

Now, I knew Tony Curtis was in town. But I had met him before. And, I heard the event at the Hotel Del Coronado (the place they filmed Some Like It Hot, among other things) was $125 for the dinner/reception, which was followed by a book signing.

Curtis talked with reporters about what it was like dressing in drag, and wearing fake breasts ("I couldn't see my wrist watch").

The surprise guests at the event were members from the all-girl band in the film "Sweet Sue." I would've loved to have them sign the Some Like it Hot Poster that Curtis signed for me years ago.

The 84-year-old actor now works mostly on his art, but look for him at a book store near you. The latest book he's promoting is "The Making of Some Like it Hot."

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Comment by Mark J Gross on September 20, 2009 at 6:35am
I just interviewed Tony Curtis this year....lets try to convince Kimberly and Steve to do a feature on HIM!! LOL.
Comment by Josh Board on September 20, 2009 at 3:36pm
I'm all for it (as long as I'm a part of it...heheheheh). I got a great Tony Curtis story.
Comment by Mark J Gross on September 25, 2009 at 9:28am
Coooool!!!!

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