Biplane 1, at one time my Grandparents owned a half acre up by Sundance ( Timphaven ) Mr Redfords ski resort. My Mother, and I went to a property owners meeting. After the meeting in one of his screening rooms, he came in with a big grin, and said we were going to see an X rated movie! this cleaned out only some of the prudish locals, but my Mom, and I stayed, and watched the film. After Mr Redford was walking down to the lodge with two Blonds on both of his side. At that point I thanked him for the Movie, and he said I am Glad you liked it. I had worked at Sundance also as a ski instructor, and had seen Mr Redford as he ran around the indoor track at the Smith Field House at Brigham Young University. He was a local hero, but accessable also.
With regards to Ringo, Ray tells the story of taking his daughters to a David Bowie concert when his children were teenagers. After the concert, Ray was invited to go backstage and meet Bowie. When he and his daughters arrived at Bowie's dressing room backstage, Ringo Starr was there as well. According to Ray, Ringo cried out, "My God, it's Ray Bradbury!" and hurried across the room to meet Ray, stumbling over a chair in the process. Bowie hurried over to greet Ray as well. Ray says that at that point his daughters looked at each other and him as though thinking, "Hey, maybe our father is pretty cool after all."