Monday, November 21, 2005

The midnight hour, and Tut's a sellout
"If the Los Angeles County Museum of Art threw its doors open around-the-clock to accommodate last-minute visitors to its pricey but popular King Tut show, who would show up at 2 a.m. on the last day? The answer: Robert Boggs, 26, of Torrance. At that wee hour, Boggs stood in solemn admiration before a gray granite sculpture of Tuthmosis IV and his mother. Tuthmosis wore the usual ancient Egyptian get-up. Boggs wore a black cardboard top hat bearing the words DEAD MAN WALKING. 'This is my bachelor party,' he said in a respectful whisper. 'It's all been a huge surprise.' He was the only apparent groom-to-be in the house, but Boggs and his fellow revelers were far from alone. At an hour when most bar-hoppers are beginning to contemplate vomiting or a Grand Slam breakfast at Denny's, hundreds of eleventh-hour browsers had paid $30 each to fill the museum galleries". See the article on the Los Angeles Times Calendar for the full story".

Another article on the same subject appears on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune site at:

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