star of The Virgin of Juarez
The highlight of the evening was the surround-sing by members of the Chorale, which helped to raise $335,000 to support the Grammy Award nominated resident company of the Music Center of Los Angeles.
Then a few nights later, we attended a soiree for the first west coast screening of Lovelorn, Turkey’s official entry in the Best Foreign Film category for this year’s Oscars and Golden Globes. Attending the lavish affair at the luxurious home of Turkey’s Consul General, Esin Ansay, were the stars of the film Meltem Cumbul and Sener Sens. Also feasting on traditional Turkish foods, were former Miss Turkey, Mine Vargi as well as members of the Hollywood Foreign Press.
|Mary MacDonnell at premiere of|
The Virgin of Juarez
Ran into actress Mary MacDonnell, who received two Academy Award nominations (Dances with Wolves and Passion Fish) and agree that Kevin Dobson, who produced and directed this film, is a genius. You can catch The Virgin of Juarez at the Palm Springs film Festival in January.
|Tricia Leigh Fisher, Connie Stevens and Joely Fisher|
at "Aging Out Loud Campaign"
Joining Connie and Jeanie Linders, creator of the hit show, Menopause, The Musical, were octogenarian Phyllis Diller, Renee Taylor (The Nanny), the still gorgeous Ann Jeffries and Steven’s two daughters, Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher, to name a few. Linders thanked the revelers for their support, and presented Connie with a portrait of herself at 2 years old, saying, “May the inner child in all of us be there forever.” Words of wisdom on the Hollywood Beat.