GTO 3987 on Mulholland

GTO 3987 on Mulholland

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cannes: Day 2

Neither too crowded nor sparsely populated, the market was just busy enough to justify a visit with an expectation of actually speaking to people with whom one could do business. It was a pleasure to make the acquaintance of the elegant Carole Curb of Curb Entertainment. My former wife worked on behalf of her husband Mike's political campaign back when. A representative of an entertainment company from Spain showed interest in the Carrera Panamericana documentary and contacts for same were made with companies from Mexico, Italy, France--even one from the USA.

Walking amongst the many exhibitor booths in the Palais, I crossed paths with Priscilla Lingenheim who had taped an episode of my (Interview) version française series. She will be joining Roy Martens and me at Caffe Roma tomorrow for a repeat of last year's marathon. All are welcome to join us there.

Lunch (late though it may have been) was taken at Restaurant Brun where the specialty is fruits de mer and I indulged in huitres chaudes and did not hesitate to dip my baguette into the sauce in the best French tradition. The weather is quite pleasant and without extremes unlike the sights which were extreme in every sense and that is both a compliment and a complaint falling on deaf ears in either case. I lost count of how many marvelous Ferraris--an Italia, several 430s and Californias--I've encountered though nothing vintage.

Retreating to Cap d'Antibes, it is a toss-up as to whether going to a screening or a long, leisurely dinner will win out.

Cannes: Day 3

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