On the evening of Nov. 28, 1981, Wagner took his yacht Splendour
out to California's Santa Catalina island with Natalie and Christopher Walken
. After an evening on shore, recalled Wagner,
"we reached the yacht in a happy frame of mind...During dinner, I got into a political debate with Walken, and we continued it aboard the yacht. Natalie left us after half an hour, and we sat talking for another hour."