Articles by Marci Weiner

Happy Horrors of Halloween

Happy Horrors of Halloween The Amanda Foundation turned Via Rodeo into the Zombie-themed "Night of the Living Dog" with a doggy costume contest with celebs: Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Kristen Bauer van Straten (True Blood) and Lisa Vanderpump (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)

Operation Smile & Piaget - The Jewel of Rodeo Drive

Operation Smile & Piaget - The Jewel of Rodeo Drive Operation Smile held a gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel which raised over $1 million to provide medical treatment in more than 60 countries

American Ballet Theatre - Stars Under the Stars

American Ballet Theatre - Stars Under the Stars The magnificent Beverly Hills estate of Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker (heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune) was the perfect setting for the American Ballet Theatre’s celebration of its 75th Anniversary where more than $250,000 was raised to support the ABT

Green Festival Los Angeles Draws 20,000 Showcasing New Trends in Sustainability, Organic Products and Green Brands

Green Festival Los Angeles Draws 20,000 Showcasing New Trends in Sustainability, Organic Products and Green Brands New green products, brands, sustainability experts and industry leaders in green living drew thousands of Angelenos to this year’s Green Festival, the largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event in the United States

Art Deco Traviata Opens L.A. Social Season

Art Deco Traviata Opens L.A. Social Season The opening of the L.A. Opera was a return to the Gaiety, Glory, & Grandeur of the 1920s as Marta Domingo took us back to the world of the Flappers in directing the season-opening of Verdi’s La Traviata starring her husband, Placido Domingo

Dinner of Champions & Emmy Style Party

Dinner of Champions & Emmy Style Party Trendy Fig & Olive on Melrose Place opened its doors to host Doris Bergman’s Style Lounge, honoring the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards where over 100 of Hollywood’s finest presenters, industry VIPS and former Emmy Winners were on hand

Tribute to Ed Lauter & Botticelli’s Bastard Book Launch

Tribute to Ed Lauter & Botticelli’s Bastard Book Launch A Celebration of Life Memorial for actor Ed Lauter, whose film career extended over four decades, was attended by 50 of Lauter’s best friends including Frank Sinatra, Jr., Robert Carradine, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, and Robert Forster

Farrah Fawcett Foundation & Mari Vanna Comes To Town

Farrah Fawcett Foundation & Mari Vanna Comes To Town The Farrah Fawcett Foundation honored the 5th year passing of the actress and cancer research advocate, with a reception of friends, family & supporters in Beverly Hills which included Jaclyn Smith, Ryan O’Neal, Alana Stewart and George Hamilton

Los Angeles Opera & Placido Domingo Awards Dinner

Los Angeles Opera & Placido Domingo Awards Dinner We were privileged to attend the final performance of Thais, Jules Massenet’s opera, starring Placido Domingo & Soprano, Nino Machaidze ... the Russian beauty was perfectly cast as the “most beautiful courtesan” in Alexandria

Celeb Roast for Pat Boone & Pink Pump Affair Honors Women of Distinction

Celeb Roast for Pat Boone & Pink Pump Affair Honors Women of Distinction The late Dean Martin would have been proud of the Celebrity Roast honoring Pat Boone’s 80th Birthday. Celebrity roasters and VIP’s included Larry King, Shirley Jones, Norm Crosby, Rich Little, Jon Voight and Game Show Legend Wink Martindale.

BritWeek Comes to L.A. & Pat Boone to be Roasted

BritWeek Comes to L.A. & Pat Boone to be Roasted We were pleased to attend the BritWeek red carpet launch at the British Consul General’s Residence, where such celebs as Lisa Vanderpump, Bruno Tonioli, Wayne Brady, Jason Isaacs, Terry Seymour and Britt Ekland were among the celebrated guests

Legendary Heroes - Big Brothers & Big Sisters Honored

Legendary Heroes - Big Brothers & Big Sisters Honored Three deceased heroes, John Wayne, Nelson Mandela and Dr.Donald Morton could not be there in person, but their spirit was very much in evidence at the Odyssey Ball benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center

Gypsy Awards - Salute to Leslie Caron & Kuba Ka Joins Force with Versace

Gypsy Awards - Salute to Leslie Caron & Kuba Ka Joins Force with Versace Award Winning actress and dancer, Leslie Caron, who was discovered by Gene Kelly in 1950 to co-star in An American in Paris, and later starred in Gigi and Daddy Long Legs received the Annual Gypsy Award, sponsored by the Professional Dancers Society

Night of 100 Stars at Beverly Hills Hotel

Night of 100 Stars at Beverly Hills Hotel The Night of 100 Stars Awards Party upheld their reputation as having the most stars and the most beautiful women in attendance including actors Billy Zane, Natasha Henstridge, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ed Asner, Martin Landau and Ann Hecht,

Academy of Business Leadership & Valentine Romance Suite

Academy of Business Leadership & Valentine Romance Suite PR Dynamo Doris Bergman throws her annual Valentine Oscar Style Lounge & Party, and the exquisite Russian Restaurant, Mari Vanna on Melrose Place, was the perfect venue to celebrate and raise funds for ABL youth business and leadership education

UNICEF Ball & Totem at the Pier

UNICEF Ball & Totem at the Pier Right on the heels of his winning the Golden Globe for his role in HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, Michael Douglas was honored with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Peace Award for his commitment to the survival and wellbeing of the world’s children

Green and Organic Media Programs Honored at the 5th Annual TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood

Green and Organic Media Programs Honored at the 5th Annual TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood P. Allen Smith's Garden Home wins Best Green or Organic Program at the 5th Annual TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood

Night of 100 Stars & Derby Prelude Party

Night of 100 Stars & Derby Prelude Party Jeff Goldblum, Daniel Baldwin, Bo Derek, Tia Carrere, Richard Dreyfuss, Julianna Margulies and Lou Diamond Phillips have all been invited guests to the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Producers Caucus and Eagle & Badge Event

Producers Caucus and Eagle & Badge Event The 31st Annual Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors Awards, honoring the top behind the scenes talent, kicked off the Awards Season in Hollywood; Actor Bruce Boxleitner hosted the program and Robert Wagner was one of the presenters/celebs

Oliver Stone Honored by NYU & BBBS Gala

Oliver Stone Honored by NYU & BBBS Gala The ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel was transformed into a dramatic homage to the Big Apple, complete with a Manhattan Supper Club, when the NYU Tisch School of the Arts honored Oliver Stone and Liza Chasin at their West Coast Benefit Gala

Former Guns N' Roses members (Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum) to perform on November 18 for a special concert to benefit Dolphins

Former Guns N' Roses members (Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum) to perform on November 18 for a special concert to benefit Dolphins KINGS OF CHAOS, featuring former Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan, along with Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Corey Taylor (Slipknot) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), will perform a special one-night-only benefit concert on 11/18

Angels Night at Century Plaza & Lladro 60th Anniversary

Angels Night at Century Plaza & Lladro 60th Anniversary The Century Plaza Hotel was transformed into the legendary Cocoanut Grove to support the Center Theatre Group Affiliates; Lladro, the world-renowned creator of porcelain art, celebrated its 60th anniversary at their Beverly Hills boutique

Something to Smile About & Los Angeles Opera Opening

Something to Smile About & Los Angeles Opera Opening The usually elusive Harrison Ford was on hand at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, to present the Wallis Annenberg Public Service Award to his friend, Randy Sherman, M.D. who has been a volunteer surgeon with Operation Smile for 25 years

Strange Brand of Happy & Emmy Style Lounge

Strange Brand of Happy & Emmy Style Lounge Procuder/Actor Joe Boyd debuted his new film, A Strange Brand of Happy also starring Rebecca St. James and Shirley Jones; Party Giver Extraordinaire, Doris Bergman, invited us to her Style Lounge & Party honoring the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre The palatial Bel-Air estate of Jeanne & Anthony Pritzker, with views of the entire city, was the perfect setting of “Stars Under the Stars”, a one time appearance by the world-renowned artists of the American Ballet Theatre

Brent Shapiro Foundation & Ladies Luncheon at the Plaza

Brent Shapiro Foundation & Ladies Luncheon at the Plaza Famed attorney Robert Shapiro paid tribute to his deceased eldest son, Brent, who succumbed to alcohol and drug use, by honoring sober individuals and educating about addiction; The event honored Ted Danson (Cheers) and actor Harry Hamlin

Team Maria & Face Forward Gatsby Affair

Team Maria & Face Forward Gatsby Affair The Former First Lady of California, Maria Shriver held a charity benefit in Beverly Hills for Best Buddies; the organization's mission is to foster friendships and workplace opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

A Tale of Two Talented Authors

A Tale of Two Talented Authors Oscar winning actress Shirley Jones hosted a celebrity book signing party at Barnes & Nobles; among the celebs in attendance were Frank Stallone (Sly’s younger bro), Renee Taylor (The Nanny), Joe Bologna, Charlene Tilton (Dallas) and Diane Ladd

Beastly Ball & A Taste of Summer

Beastly Ball & A Taste of Summer Over 700 safari clad guests trekked through the Los Angeles Zoo in celebration of the 43rd Annual Beastly Ball, that honored Wells Fargo and actress Pauley Perrette, star of CBS’s #1 rated drama NCIS

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