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Rearview Mirror: Chance meeting led to a lifelong friendship with James MacArthur

  • COURTESY PHILIP ALTFELD AND BESS TAUBMAN
                                James MacArthur, left, and Philip Altfeld became lifelong friends after a chance meeting.

    COURTESY PHILIP ALTFELD AND BESS TAUBMAN

    James MacArthur, left, and Philip Altfeld became lifelong friends after a chance meeting.

  • COURTESY PHILIP ALTFELD AND BESS TAUBMAN
                                Philip Altfeld, left, and James MacArthur in front of a painting of Helen Hayes and one of her two Oscars.

    COURTESY PHILIP ALTFELD AND BESS TAUBMAN

    Philip Altfeld, left, and James MacArthur in front of a painting of Helen Hayes and one of her two Oscars.

  • COURTESY PHILIP ALTFELD AND BESS TAUBMAN
                                This photo of James MacArthur and a trapeze artist was used as part of a practical joke.

    COURTESY PHILIP ALTFELD AND BESS TAUBMAN

    This photo of James MacArthur and a trapeze artist was used as part of a practical joke.

Two weeks ago I wrote about readers who had met Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley and Mitzi Gaynor. In response, I heard from part-time Hawaii resident Philip Altfeld, who said a chance meeting with actor James MacArthur led to a lifelong friendship. Read more

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