Saturday, October 13, 2007
The new star on the Santa Monica Promenade
You know those guys who paint themselves silver and pretend to be statues or robots. This one-- we think his name's Doug-- does a lot more than stand on a pedestal at the outdoor Third Street shopping center as if he's on display outside Caesars. He's a comic actor, in constant motion, reacting to passersby, taking photos with tourists' cameras, pulling faces like the great grandson of Buster Keaton-- and drawing crowds.
The promenade is where you see a lot of acts before they wind up on shows like America's Got Talent. Watch out for Doug (if that's his name) the centurion.