During the Love & Mercy luncheon I met actor Nicolas Coster, who’s probably best known for playing Markham, the “country club” lawyer who’s persistently questioned by Robert Redford‘s Bob Woodward in All The President’s Men (’76). I also saw Coster in a 1977 Broadway production of Simon Gray‘s Otherwise Engaged, which starred Tom Courtenay under director Harold Pinter. Born in England in 1933, Coster has been working steadily since the mid ’50s. He and his lady are living on a nice big yacht in the Marina del Rey, he said. The slip rent is $900 a month. He invited me to pay a visit. I might just do that.

The Love & Mercy luncheon (12:30 to 2:15 or thereabouts) was attended by director Bill Pohlad and costars Paul Dano and Elizabeth Banks. Everyone is reconvening tonight at Vibrato (Beverly Glen shopping mall) for a mini-concert by Brian Wilson along with a nice-piece band. I’m hearing that Dano might join the band for a song or two…love it!