Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mmmm Mmmmm Good... Pete's Burgers Has The Best Steak & Egg Sandwich In Town... HH(:

When you're hungry for a great steak & egg sandwich head over to Pete's Burgers  located at 2400 S. Hoover about 1 mile north of USC.    For only $6.60 after tax it's really one of the most delicious deals in town!  That smile on my face is sincere...  I highly recommend them!  All the food at Pete's Burgers is great!  Photo by Albert A   ...HH(:
A family run business & local favorite

A Very Memorable Memorial Day: The Premiere of Steven C. Barber's Excellent Documentary "Until They Are Home" at the DGA..... HH(:

Frank Stallone & Marine Guests
Tamara Henry in Tony Bowls showing her Royce Ware divine protection dog tag necklace
Gina Elise "Pin Ups For Vets" &  "Until They Are Home" producer Tamara Henry
Tommy Davidson interViewed by the media
The film's Leon Cooper & granddaughter
Patrick Kilpatrick speaks with a guest
Sophia Koikas & Ida Myers
David Murphy, John Savage & guest Maria
Director Steve Barber & the film's Leon Cooper
Ida Myers & Harrison Held
Ed Lauter & Guest
Jimmy Stewart & Robert Burton
Frank Stallone greets guest at premiere of "Until They Are Home"

A Very Memorable Memorial Day... I was very moved by Vanilla Fire's "Until They Are Home" which premiered Memorial Day at the DGA.   The well made documentary directed by Steven C. Barber  & narrated by Kelsey Grammer tells the poignant, eye opening story of work done by JPAC to find and identify remains of World War ll U.S. MIA's on the island of Tarawa located about 2500 miles southwest of the Hawaiin Islands  currently within the Republic of Kiribati.   Leon Cooper, 93, is featured in the movie and is one of the few remaining survivors of the battle of "Bloody Tarawa".  It was a pleasure to meet him after the screening and talk with his proud family.  He also appears in the doc "Return to Tarawa" another Steven C. Barber/Vanilla Fire production.  The film features Country Star Clint Black's song "She Won't Let Go" adding a nice touch..  The late Eddie Albert  also appears in the film - he fought in World War ll & saved the lives of many fallen soldiers at Tarawa...  a true hero.  Thanks to producer Tamara Henry for the invitation & kudos to the entire production team on a job well done!  Visit www.untiltheyarehome.com for more information on this very important, must see film.  HH(:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown.... Gene Kelly: Choreography for the Camera.... Christie Brinkley stars in Chicago at The Pantages... Actors Fund Tony's Kick Off Party... Author Mark Bego... Free Arts Fun Fund Raising Breakfast... Fractal Gallery Opening... Snow White & The Huntsman Pop Up... TV Classic "My Three Sons" Honored... FILManthropy Festival..... Ms America International Carla Gonzales Reigns at Guard A Heart Benefit & More... HH(:

  Patricia Ward Kelly is joined by Gene Kelly's colleagues Friday nite at  The Academy of Motion Pictures' Linwood Dunn Theater to celebrate Gene Kelly: Choreography and the Camera...  A Stellar Event
Must See..... New York Times Best Selling Author Mark Bego will appear May 31, 7pm at Book Soup to discuss his books on Whitney Houston & Aretha Franklin.  I interviewed the very colorful Mr. Bego about his very colorful books recently for LAEXTV & I highly recommend you check out his upcoming visit at Book Soup... He's Great! HH(:

Hollywood's Hottest Tourist Attraction....  Super Model Christie Brinkley starring in "Chicago" at The Pantages...  Photo Courtesy C. Brinkley

Legendary Photographer Herb Ritts & Super Model Cindy Crawford....  The Herb Ritts Photo Exhibit continues at The Getty Center...  Photo Courtesy C. Crawford

A-List Fashion Designer Kevan Hall & City of Style author Melissa Magsaysay.... Photo D. Hall

Free Arts For Abused Children Fundraiser Breakfast...  The cool eVent was well hosted by ABC7's Elex Michaelson

Young dancers performing at the fun Free Arts Breakfast

Elex Michaelson, Trevi Fountain & Dancers

Cool Musician James Emley volunteers yearly for the eVent - www.rockerscience.com

Free Arts For Abused Children Executive Director Shauna McClure (3rd from left) is joined by guests at  the fundraiser breakfast held at The Luxe - www.freearts.org

Cool Snow White & The Huntsman Pop Up Store at 7710 Melrose weekends only.  Stop by for a free T-shirt featuring artwork from the movie  between 10am to 4pm.  The much anticipated Rupert Sanders film stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron & Sam Claflin opens nationwide June 1st.

FILManthropy Festival Gala...  Zach Callison & dad Ed

Steve Barber & Tamara Henry

Tamara Henry & Elaine Hendrix

 "One Warm Night" web series cast includes (left to right) Justin Lee, Ryan Tsang, Julie Manriquez, Steven Lowe, & Joe Stalling

Mareisha Richard, Anna Madorsky & Monica Busby join the fun

Anna Madorsky

Jenessa Rose

Fun at The Magic Castle with the Larsen Family

Keith McNutt of The Actors Fund greets guests
Actors Fund Tony Awards Kick Off Party at Blomingdales in Century City... Ms. America International 2012 Carla Gonzalez & Guests

Erin Murphy & Carla Gonzalez

James Karen introduces legendary entertainer Mitzi Gaynor

Ilene Graff, Warren Berlinger, Brenda Dickson, Donna Mills,  James Karen, Channing Chase, Judy Norton, Kate Linder, Elliot Gould, Mitzi Gaynor, Nancy Dussault, George Chakiris, Erin Murphy & Barbara Van Orden

Harrison Held & Oscar Winner George Chakiris "Westside Story"

Fractal Art Gallery Opening... Actress/Environmentalist Rachelle Carson Begley & pal Christina Penza(: 

Fauna Hodel & Ray Mathis

Fractal Gallery's Janna Phillips & Tamara Henry

The Fractal Gallery Rocks!

Tod Hillman & Janna Phillips

The Gallery's Eric R. Doolin & Harvey Fisher

Sunshine MagaZine will be coVering the album release party for entertainer Kevin Stea  "That Rogue" June 3rd at Ripples in Long Beach.  Kevin is well known for his work with Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson & Rihanna to name a few.  The event is a fundraiser for "The Bullying Stops Here Project" which I think is great.  Bullying must stop...  too many young people are being tormented daily around the world.  Let's stop the hate....Photo Courtesy KevinStea.com......   HH(:

TV Classic "My Three Sons" Reunion...  Cast Members Tim Considine, Don Grady, Stanley Livingston & Barry Livingston were recently honored by the Los Angeles City Council in the John Ferraro Council Chambers at City Hall.  May 12th was declared "My Three Sons Day" in Los Angeles.  The classic show ran for 12 record breaking years making it TV's 2nd longest running sitcom....  Photo Courtesy B. Livingston....   HH(:

Guard A Heart Benefit at the SLS Hotel

Kaya Jones at Guard A Heart Benefit

Ms. America International 20012 Carla Gonzalez at Guard A Heart Benefit

Natalie Gal

Liz Primo

Estella Warren

Ashleigh Hubbard & Caitlin O'Connor
Teen Group IM5 performs at Guard A Heart Benefit

Alan Ayckbourn's award winning dark comedy "Woman In Mind" opens May 25 at the Sierra Madre Theater in Sierra Madre.  Directed by Christian LeBano the play stars Rees Pugh, Sharon Sharth & David Haidinger.  For more information visit www.womaninmind.com - I've heard it's shaping up to be a great production & I'm looking forward to seeing it!  Photo by Sue Sternkopf     .....HH(:

Legendary Iranian Actress Apick  Youssefian  was recently honored in Glendale by her friends & peers.  From left Mikael Sharafyan, Apick Youssefian, daughter Mary Apiek, Vida Ghaffari & Farrah Assadi.  Photo by Parisa Michelle