Ted (Turner) came to L.A. with his friend, Sally Ranney. We spent a fun day. Went to lunch at Cecconi’s and sat next to Abe Summer and Jerry Moss. Jerry’s great mare won the Kentucky Derby year before last and Ted, of course, won the America’s Cup so we had some big winners side by side (which did not go unnoticed)!
Today…right now…the crew for Nightline is moving their equipment in to do an interview and b-roll. I will have a tennis lesson where I can show all my lack of skill. But the point will be—even at 73, It’s not too late to learn a new sport. I hadn’t realized what good, cardio exercise it is. Whew! My first lesson was in Cannes, at the Hotel du Cap. They have clay courts and Richard, who plays tennis, persuaded me to give it a try and I liked it which is why I am continuing.
Had a really fun interview with Cynthia McFadden for Nightline. I felt a kinship with her from the get go. They also filmed my tennis lesson, a quick workout and Richard danced with me for awhile. Then I cooked some home grown veggies…this is what b-roll means.
I am excited about the road trip to Big Sur. We leave early tomorrow. Gotta go pack. Big Sur played an important role in my life. I went there when Esalen was still The Big Sur Hot Springs. I saw my first hippies there. This was in 1961 or so. I flirted with staying but decided to go to France and make a film instead. I’ll send pictures cause it is gorgeous there.Tags: Abe Summer, Big Sur, Cecconi's, Cynthia McFadden, Jerry Moss, Nightline, Richard Perry, Sally Ranney, ted turner