He continued the story, saying, “She was just sitting there talking to him, and he signed my album.”
He told me that when he worked as a butcher, boxing legend Archie Moore walked into the shop. “I wanted to ask for his autograph, but I was afraid I’d be fired.” Charlie did an impression of Jimmy Stewart as he told me about driving up to UCLA for a film screening after reading in the newspaper that Stewart might be in attendance. He said, “They asked if anyone had any questions, so I asked him his most embarrassing moment. I figured every actor has a few where they forget a line or trip on something. He just said, ‘I don’t have any.’”
As I was leaving, I talked with one of Norris’s sons in the parking lot for 30 minutes. He told me about being in a punk/new wave band in the late ‘70s. He said they had their 15 minutes of fame with a TV appearance. “I still have the TV Guide we’re listed in.”
As I drove home, I thought about his father creating Aquaman and contributing to Tarzan, Jungle Jim, Flash Gordon, Brick Bradford,...the tons of pages Paul Norris’s work has appeared in.
The son’s only page is a TV Guide listing.