The day I caused a soapy Jacuzzi to explode over Robert Evans

In 2003, Jesse Chehak was a photographer’s assistant and was tasked with setting up a shoot location for the Godfather producer

Back in my early 20s, I was a camera assistant for a photographer named Jeff Riedel. Jeff mostly photographs celebrities, and one day he got a commission to shoot Robert Evans, the film producer, at his home in Beverly Hills. Evans had produced The Godfather, and the film’s reels were still kept on his estate, in a notorious screening room that was separate to the main house. That’s where he and a load of other Hollywood execs got together to watch first cuts. There were stories about the typ...