A parent's worse nightmare is a child abduction. Quick response is vital. The Amber Alert Plan, named for 9 year old Amber Hagerman, is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin. Amber's story is brought to the screen by Nasser Entertainment, and we were privileged to attend the world premiere at 20th Century Fox Studios in West Los Angeles.
|Elisabeth Rohm star of "Amber Alert"|
Attractive actress Elisabeth Rohm (Law & Order) portrays Amber's Mom, whose personal tragedy is turned into a personal victory in her daughter's name. Appropriately, the premiere was a benefit for the Sheriff's Youth Foundation, whose objective is to increase community safety, by fostering self-esteem, and to assist youth in finding value in themselves.
|Producer Joseph Nasser with fellow Reserve Sheriff's Deputy, Roger Dauer|
Producer Joseph Nasser, whose credits include FBI: Negotiator and, The Suspect was on hand, along with our buddy, Roger Dauer, who is a member of the Sheriff's Advisory Council. The evening was hosted by that Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, who is a Reserve Deputy. Seems that Sheriff Baca's boys are becoming more handsome every day.
The late Leonard H. Goldenson, founder of ABC, received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. His attractive daughters, Loreen Arbus and Maxine Goldenson were on hand, along with Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Johnny Grant. Some of the classic series which were developed by Goldenson include Mod Squad, Mork & Minday and the Mickey Mouse Club. You can learn more about this fascinating fellow by visiting the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills, who will exhibit a retrospective of his life until October 22nd.
|Johnny Grant, Maxine Goldenson, Loreen Arbus and Anne Sweeney, President of Disney, at Star ceremony|
Another event you won't want to miss is the Reprise Broadway's Best production of My One and Only, the Gershwin Musical, at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. This limited engagement opens Sept. 6 and will continue through Sept. 17th. Rachel York, best known for her Broadway performances in City of Angels and Victor/Victoria, co-stars with Michael Gruber (Chorus Line), and the invincible Betty Garrett, who was part of the Golden Era of MGM Musicals. For ticket info, please call 310-825-2101.
|Rachel York, Betty Garrett and Michael Gruber, stars of "My One and Only"|
Another show stopper are The Ten Tenors, who will appear at the Pantages Theatre from Oct. 24-Nov. 5th. These Australian artists present a show ranging from high tone opera to modern and classic pop - with a stylized flair that leaves audiences breathless. Tickets range from $25-$85 and can be obtained by going online at www.BroadwayLa.org or by calling 213-365-3500. The 77 million people on four continents that have seen them perform agree they are a lot sexier than The Three Tenors - so what have you got to lose?
|Actress Susan Sullivan|
Emmy Nominated Actress Susan Sullivan best known for her starring role in the TV series, Falcon Crest, will be host at the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary Luncheon on September 19th at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Sister Maureen Craig, who is an award-winning poet and Chaplain to the Foundation, will be lauded for her many years of support. For ticket info, please call 323-904-4400. Hope to see you there on the Hollywood Beat.