March 12, 1993 |
The Scene: The appearance of Bobby Short--a fixture at New York's Cafe Carlyle--at the Wilshire Ebell Theater Wednesday night for a fund-raiser for AIDS Project Los Angeles. Afterward, supper was served in a banquet hall at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, converted into a twinkly, candlelit nightclub for the occasion.
July 20, 1996 |
The Scene: Thursday's ninth annual Commitment to Life concert benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles at the Universal Amphitheatre. Both before and after, there were outdoor parties. "This event has always had a lot of thoughtfulness behind it," said co-chair Barry Diller. "And I think because of that it's become something people like to come to rather than being just another obligation."
November 24, 1993 |
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Walt Disney Studios Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg will be the recipients of the seventh "Commitment to Life" awards given by AIDS Project Los Angeles to recognize work in the fight against the disease. The awards will be presented at a star-studded event at the Universal Amphitheatre on Jan. 27.
March 4, 1990 |
After nearly a year of playing hard-to-get with the press, Rob Lowe's hot on the promo trail for "Bad Influence," his first film since last year's sex video scandal. Recall that Lowe allegedly taped himself in compromising positions with a 16-year-old girl and a young woman in Atlanta during the 1988 Democratic National Convention. In the wake of lurid headlines, Lowe performed community service to avoid prosecution on charges that he sexually exploited a minor.
February 4, 1994
Paramount Pictures, which has been suffering from uncertainty caused by the tug of war between QVC Network Inc. and Viacom Inc. over parent Paramount Communications Inc., scored a coup by signing director Walter Hill and his wife, Hildy Gottlieb, to a two-year non-exclusive deal. Hill is a prolific director and writer whose most recent film is "Geronimo: An American Legend" for Columbia. Hill also wrote, with Amy Jones, the screenplay for Universal's upcoming "The Getaway."
January 21, 1995 |
The Scene: AIDS Project Los Angeles' eighth annual Commitment to Life fund-raiser Thursday night was the kind of event that could really only take place in Hollywood. Longtime Elton John collaborator (and Cicada co-owner) Bernie Taupin produced a three-hour spectacular with nearly two dozen stars, all performing gratis. Their efforts generated $3.5 million in ticket sales at the Universal Amphitheatre. (The net for APLA is still being tallied.
July 18, 1994 |
It was like old times, almost, at the opening-night performance of "The Who's Tommy" on Friday night at the Universal Amphitheatre. The sounds of one of the consummate, hard-core, rock 'n' roll party bands of the late '60s and '70s prompted recollections of bygone youth--sweet recollections. "They used to smash up their instruments all over the place," Linda LoRe, chairwoman of Giorgio Beverly Hills, recalled wistfully.
May 22, 1996 |
The Scene: Monday's Westwood premiere of Paramount's "Mission: Impossible" at the Bruin, Village and Regent theaters. The event will be remembered as a towering model of Hollywood hype, gloss and glitter. There were 2,500 guests, 44 film crews, 70 photographers, live broadcasts on "Entertainment Tonight," MTV and KIIS-FM. Sound effects came from adolescent girls pulling their fingers down on their eyes and screaming whenever they saw a star. The Party: As reality-enhanced as the screening.