Being a fan of fantasy and horror films, we never miss the Saturn Awards, which were founded by the late Dr. Donald A. Reed. My ex-brother-in-law, Jack Harris, who produced The Blob (Steve McQueen's first starring role), indoctrinated us into the genre, and I even had a small part in Jack's film, The Eyes of Laura Mars (starring Faye Dunaway).

Movie PictureBruce Davison with wife, Michele Corey at Saturn AwardsThis year, Batman Begins and King Kong copped several Saturn Awards, while Star Wars, Sin City and The Chronicles of Narnia were also lauded. Participants in the program included {4} (seen here with his new wife {5} & baby to be); {6}, {7}, and {8} and his wife {9}. Atherton who got his break in the horror classic, Carrie opposite {10}, is also known for his role as The Greatest American Hero (which won an award for best DVD TV Release. And, of course, {11} was selected as best younger actor for her performed in War of the Worlds. By the time she is a teenager, there won't be room for all her trophies.
Movie PictureWilliam Katt & daughter DakotaSpeaking of awards, {12}, world renowned Hollywood Car Kustomizer, will receive the Friars of Beverly Hills Lifetime Achievement Award on June 17th. George is famous for designing the Batmobile, the Munster Koach (Munster's TV show), James Dean's Porsche Spyder, the Ford Explores from Jurassic Park and scads more. Among the celebs slated to honor Barris are {13}, {14}, {15} and {16}. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Iaocca Foundation, a leading supporter of research against Diabetes. For further info, please contact the Friars at 310-553-0850. As {17} stated, Don't miss this Red CARpet extravaganza.
Movie PictureGeorge Barris being honored by the Friars ClubWe bid goodbye last week to a Westside Legend, {18}, Realtor to the Stars. Elaine was one of the first stars we met when we got off the boat from Philadelphia, and she showed us around her turf. She even sold us our first property in Beverly Hills. Elaine, who was married to Academy Award winning actor {19}, represented our town with style and grace. She was never too busy to lend an ear to someone in need, and in spite of her luxury lifestyle and cadre of celebrities, always found time to be a true friend to everyone. A rare commodity in tinseltown indeed.
Movie PictureGig Young, Elaine Young & Baby Jennifer YoungCafé Roma was her favorite dining spot, and her round table (in the center of the courtyard, of course) was always stocked with beautiful people. {20}, another regular diner, said he was impressed by Elaine's courage and strength. Many of these were at her memorial, including {21}, {22} and {23}, {24} and eternally young {25}. Elaine's daughter, {26} and her best friend, {27} were gracious hosts to the more than 200 admirers who came to pay tribute to the Queen of the Hollywood Beat - Elaine Young.
Movie PictureJennifer Young & Marie Foti at Elaine's Memorial