After I graduated from Syracuse University (Go Cuse!) and decided to try to make it in show business, I moved to Los Angeles. And like most people who move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business, my first job in L.A. had little to do with Hollywood. It was at the (now closed) FAO Schwarz toy store in the Beverly Center Mall. I worked there for a year or so before breaking into show biz and, for a minimum-wage paying job fresh out of college, it could have been much worse. I liked my co-workers, the store had a fun energy because of the toys and the kids running around and there was no shortage of interesting people walking through the door...
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