Artisanal Dollars

Every time I mention that I love the scent of cash, someone points out how filthy money is. Can’t argue with that—whatever passes through hundreds of hands is dirty. I laugh and say, “Mmm, cocaine residue!”

How a Hollywood Art Director Does Money

“I work for an average of three shows a year. Last year I had a total of about eight weeks in between shows. Some people just collect unemployment between shows, but I am lucky enough to have a side gig that hires me back whenever I am available. It pays about $1,300 a week, so it’s way better than the $450 a week that you get in California for unemployment.”