I told Surcie I didn't decorate like most people and she said I should post more of my place, so here's a photo of part of my living room.
The 1950's TV has all the tubes in the back but it doesn't work, I just like using it as an end table. The 1938 slot machine belonged to my Dad and it works. After he died I had it shipped to LA and decided to take all the money out beforehand. I got one of the doormen in our building in Florida to open it up. I was SO sure the Evil Doers Moving Company was going to break into it and steal ALL the money that I was quite proud of myself for beating them to the punch. There was $26.00 in it and then we couldn't get it to work again. I had to pay $300.00 to have some special slot machine guy from Orange County make a house call to LA to fix it. Whatever.
The toy truck is where I keep my remotes. My friend Ann Abeyta and I were at a flea market in Hollywood and the guy wanted $10.00 for it and Ann talked him down to $8.00. I would've paid any amount for it so I hope the guy that sold it to me doesn't read this blog.
In the tall case is my collection of old microphones and just about every book on standup comedy or by standup comics that was ever written.
The large print is an original Some Like it Hot, one of two French versions from 1959. It was on craigslist for $250.00. It was going for $300.00 but I told the guy I didn't need the frame it was in because I was going to have it restored and reframed so he gave it to me for $250.00. He didn't even know it was real. And I did not tell him.
End of living room chat.