|Event co-chair Susan Fine (center) with Jason Alexander|
and Rebecca DeMornay at Beastly Ball
We tasted much better fare, courtesy of such eateries as The Smoke House in Burbank (their garlic bread is outstanding), Glendale’s Crocodile Café, El Cholo, Celestino, and Il Fornaio to name a few. Some of the celebs enjoying the balmy summer evening included Rebecca DeMornay, Jason Alexander, Sean Aston and former Mayor James Hahn and his son Jackson. Naturally, Golden Girl Betty White, who is on the GLAZA Board, added her super star power.
|Betty White with Goat Keeper (Cynthia Reynosa)|
and young Ben Golombeck petting a friendly goat
at the Los Angeles Zoo
Don’t’ laugh – Howard Hong of Arcadia paid $26,000 for three paintings by the late chimpanzee, Congo, a former resident of the London Zoo, who painted 400 works during the late 1950’s. Even Picasso owned work by this prodigious primate, hailed as the “Cézanne of the ape world”.
Comedian Jay Mohr (who appeared in Simone with Al Pacino) was master of ceremonies for the event. We are pleased to learn that Pacino will receive the 20th American Cinematheque Award on October 21 at the Beverly Hilton. He will join such former recipients as Eddie Murphy ( who received the first Cinematheque Award in 1986), Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Tom Cruise and last year’s honoree Steve Martin.
|Al Pacino who will receive the|
American Cinematheque Award Oct. 21
The event will be taped for airing on AMC in January 2006. An unforgettable evening on the Hollywood Beat.