On a sunny Palo Alto day in 1992 a 14 year old kid called Ted stopped by a local neighborhood home and egged it!
That kid’s last name was Franco, and later he would go by the name of James Franco, star of the small and big screen.
Franco apparently is not an egg and run type though. An apology letter he wrote shortly after the sordid event has resurfaced. Addressed to Dr. Moskowitz, owner of said home, Franco apologizes for the ‘hurt feelings’ and ‘wasted time’ his actions might have caused.
James Franco’s handwritten apology letter, 1992.
The letter was posted to hipster shopping site ‘Bureau of Trade’, a site founded by Dr. Moskowitz’s son.
Although not for sale, it has been listed in the ‘Priceless’ section. An odd piece of memorabilia from an otherwise mundane moment in time.
We would like to think that this was just an innocently timed ‘resurfacing’ but James Franco’s next film is in fact titled ‘Palo Alto’, and is all about a group of teens with a penchant for finding trouble. Hmmm. It’s also based on a book he wrote of the same name.
Franco will star however not as a teenager but as a sleazy football coach who makes advances on a student.
‘Palo Alto’ is also notable for being the debut from director Gia Coppola, granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola and niece of Sophia Coppola.
All that aside, Franco’s 1992 letter about egging is still a humorous read. Here’s our transcription…
Dear Dr. Moskowitz,
First of all I will apologize once again for destroying your personal property. I did it out of carelessness, not thinking that feelings might be hurt. And valuable time and money wasted.
It will never enter my mind to do something like this ever again.
Thank you for being so gracious about this whole matter and not having the police involved. It was very considerate of you to do that for us after we were discourteous to you.
I am truly sorry. I hope we can just forget all this and put it behind us. I have learned by my lesson,
Bureau of Trade
‘Palo Alto’ on IMDb
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