July 1, 1991 |
The hot pair of the evening may have been Warren Beatty and Norman Mailer, but the hot topic was the resignation earlier that day of liberal Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Appropriately, the Hollywood Women's Political Committee honored civil rights attorney Morris Dees with its Barbara Jordan Award Thursday evening at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. (Jordan congratulated him via video as did Julian Bond, Ethel Kennedy, George McGovern and Rosa Parks.
September 22, 1993 |
It was a crowd one guest described as "Hollywood adjacent" that made the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation's Torch of Liberty Awards dinner the most successful in the organization's history. By this, the guest meant that Monday's affair at the Regent Beverly Wilshire was populated less with actors and filmmakers than with lawyers, agents and music industry powers.
August 23, 1995 |
The Scene: Monday's premiere of HBO's "Truman" at the Paramount studio theater with a festive, campaign-style lawn party after the screening. As a tie-in with the film's theme, the evening was co-hosted by the Hollywood Women's Political Committee. Said HWPC executive director Lara Bergthold: "This is an opportunity to celebrate our political commitment without any chance of losing an election."
June 14, 1993 |
Laudatory awards shows are the routine stuff of Hollywood, and Friday's 17th Annual Women in Film luncheon easily could have fallen into instant hazy memory if not for the uninhibited remarks by recipient Michelle Pfeiffer. Taking the podium to accept her Crystal Award, the last of several given out during the ceremonies recognizing individuals who "represent the highest ideals of the film and television industry," the actress admonished some of the people there to honor her. "So . . .
December 1, 2006
In Hollywood, work never really stops -- it's unfolding in screening rooms, living rooms and private reception rooms ... This is the start of a regular feature. ** For many of the women who attended Fox Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman's party for "Borat," the revelation of the Wednesday evening gathering was that Sacha Baron Cohen -- without his bushy Borat mustache, furry body hair and teensy-weeny chartreuse bathing suit -- was actually, yee-gads, attractive.
April 29, 1994 |
Harvard and the homeless--what a concept! "With Honors" gives us Monty (Brendan Fraser), an industrious political science student who reluctantly befriends Simon (Joe Pesci), a ragamuffin misfit who lives in the boiler room of Harvard's Widener Library. This is a life-lesson movie where most of the lessons run one-way. Simon's got all the answers. Monty at first doesn't even know the questions. By the end he learns to shed his snobbishness and see Simon as a person, not a thing.
July 18, 1993 |
Sydney Pollack, whose latest film "The Firm" has taken in more than $85 million in less than three weeks of release, is mulling a suitable follow-up. Press reports had the director committed to the Warner Bros. film version of the bestseller "The Bridges of Madison County" by Robert James Waller. Pollack calls such talk premature. "I am seriously considering the project," the director says. "I did agree to try to get a screenplay together in the hope we could make it this fall.