Saturday, May 05, 2018

First Page of a Letter from Michael Jackson

This is the first page of a 6-page letter that Michael Jackson wrote to me in May of 2002.  I won't publish the whole thing, because it contains a lot of confidential information. 

Michael Jackson Autopsy Report- Surgeries

Number 7 is of particular interest.   A two inch "surgical scar in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen" is significant.   This is from Michael Jackson's Autopsy Report,  published by the County of Los Angeles' Department of Coroner. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ticket To "The Carol Burnett Show" in Hollywood

This is a picture of an old ticket to "The Carol Burnett Show", which used to tape before a live audience at CBS Television City, near Hollywood. This was one of my favorite TV shows, and I must have gone to at least 10 tapings of the show, even though I was under-aged (you were supposed to be 14 to get in). Actually, Carol Burnett herself asked me how old I was during a taping, and I couldn't lie- I said, "Eleven" (but I turned 12 years old a week later).

This is actually what happened:

David Ransom: "What specials do you have coming on CBS this year?"

Carol Burnett: "Aren't you cute? You sound just like a plant!"

(Audience roars)

Carol Burnett: "What's your name?"

Me: "David."

Carol Burnett: "David. And who asked you to ask me that? Nobody? You just thought of it yourself?"

Me: "Mmmm, hmmm".

Carol Burnett" "How old are you?"

At this point a lot of things ran through my mind. I would lie and tell anyone there that I was fourteen years old, but I knew beforehand that if and only if Carol Burnett asked me that, I would tell the truth!

Me: "Eleven."

Carol Burnett: "Eleven, well your supposed to be fourteen to get in here but since...."

(Audience Roars)

Carol Burnett: "Don't worry, David. By the time we're finished here tonight you'll be fourteen. It'll all go fast. I am doing a special that will be on this Thanksgiving night, with a lady named Beverly Sills and we did that at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, but it's not all opera, it's a lot of stuff and I think you'll enjoy it. Ask your parents to let you stay up late, it's on around 10 o'clock. Okay? Thank you, David."

After that exchange, I was kind of mesmerized and couldn't talk to anyone for about 2 minutes.

About a month later, this show was on television nationwide, and my Grandparents in Texas called and my aunt in Cleveland wrote to me to say that they saw me on "The Carol Burnett Show". I had just started 7th grade, and lots of kids (some I knew, most I didn't) asked me if it was me on TV that night. It was exciting, and I developed the Acting bug.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Get Ready For More..

I know that I haven't posted here for a while, but that's gonna change!!! You will love it!!!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Near Disney's Soda Fountain on Hollywood Blvd.

The ice cream at Disney's Soda Fountain is so good! I wish that I wasn't on a restricted diet right now! Oh, well, maybe in a couple of weeks, I'll indulge.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Views from the Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard, that is!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Capitol Records

This is the Capitol Records building, the home of world-famous Capitol Records. Some developers recently offered to buy the building (they wanted to build pricey loft-apartments), but Capitol Records said, "No!". Thank goodness!

Welcome to Hollywood in Pictures

Hollywood is where many motion pictures are made. Many a photo has been taken in Hollywood. I decided to dedicate a photo blog about the infamous area of Los Angeles. Since I live so close, and since I do a lot of business in Hollywood, why not take a few snapshots while I'm at it, and post 'em? Hollywood is an interesting place, and it's becoming a lot more glamourous as more businesses pour more money into the area.

I hope that you enjoy this blog!

- David Ransom