Oscar-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman never met Orson Welles, but he saw the influential "Citizen Kane" director at his favorite luncheon watering hole, Ma Maison.
"My God, there he was," recalled Workman ("Precious Images") by phone. But as much as he admired Welles, Workman didn't muster the courage to say hello.
When he was starting as a director, Workman said, he did a lot of celebrity commercials with the likes of Fats Domino and Muhammad Ali. "I was a fearless young kid, but I was always afraid I would get Orson Welles," he said. "Because I heard that he told you what to do and where to put the lights."