I came to Hollywood on June 1st 1994. Marilyn Monroe would have been 66, had she lived, on that day. Her star is outside McDonalds … Back then the Boulevard was awash with flyers. ‘Actors Wanted/Models Wanted.’ Casting Scams pinned to lamp posts; a clichéd Hollywood rip-off. Gilson Simoes never advertised. He couldn’t afford the paper. And he claimed he never took their money unless they had it. I, apparently, had it… But this story is not about me.