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.
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."
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.
October 15, 1993 |
"Fearless" (at the AMC Century 14) ought to be the cause of unconditional celebration, but it's not. A provocative look at disaster's aftermath, at what it can mean to survive a near-death experience, "Fearless" is compellingly directed by Peter Weir and features a performance by Rosie Perez that is remarkable even by her standards.
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 . . .
February 7, 2003 |
When a woman loftily declares to the men in her sisters' lives that women uplift culture while men only lift up lap dancers, it's hardly a friendly sign. In "Deliver Us From Eva," a shrewd and funny romantic comedy, the formidable title character behaves likes a man-hater.