The annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration was held Thursday night on Rodeo Drive, kicking off the City’s 2018 BOLD Holidays. Pictured above, on Rodeo Drive before the big event, are social media influencer and event emcee Dawn McCoy, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kathy Gohari, and Mayor Julian Gold. The evening became, in part, a tribute to the first responders who have stepped in to assist nearby agencies with the recent fires that have ravaged Southern California.
Certainly, there were women in the audience remembering Diane Keaton sprinting across the screen bare-assed-naked in Something’s Gotta Give.
Ashes continue to fall in the smoke-filled skies over Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties, prompting cancellations of outdoor events at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Annenberg Community Beach House, as well as activities through the Beverly Hills Community Services Recreation and Parks Sunday.
The famed family-run business will host a series of events to mark the end of its 78-year run. Available for sale will be Edwards-Lowell’s inventory of more than $1 million worth of celebrity vintage and designer furs, furs used in major TV series and movies, for 50 percent off.
After her husband’s death, she established the Richard E. Sherwood Award for emerging theater artists at the Center Theatre Group of the L.A. Music Center and was actively involved in selecting recipients of this prestigious annual prize.
The Beverly Hills City Council honored legacy business Arturo’s Shoe Fixx, now in its 31st year in Beverly Hills, being run by the third generation of the family. Arturo Azinian’s career in shoemaking began in Buenos Aires in 1939 at the age of 11. Arturo came to Los Angeles in 1957 on vacation, staying for four years working at Aletea Shoe Remodeling and doing repairs for I. Magnin and Bullocks. Upon his return, Arturo decided to move his family to Los Angeles, continuing his work at Eletea until he purchased the store. Eventually, he expanded to open Arturo’s Shoe Fixx in Beverly Hills in 1988. Arturo worked side by side with his wife Calliopi until her death in 1996. His legacy continues with his grandson, Ari. Pictured (from left): Ciara Libaridian, Carlo Libaridian, Carmen Libaridian, Ari Libaridian and seated, Arturo Azinian, Mayor Julian Gold, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, Councilmembers Lili Bosse, Lester Freedman and Robert Wunderlich
Beverly Vista Principal Chris Regan rode a kindergarten tricycle yesterday after students raised $15,000 for the “Run for Success” fundraiser. If they reach $30,000 he’ll wear a superhero costume for a day, and if they reach $65,000 he’ll dye his hair green. The “Run for Success” will take place next Wednesday. “With this fundraiser, we can support all the field trips and programs planned for this school year,” said BV PTA President Nathan Kruger. To donate, visit: www.BVRun.com.
Beverly Hills Unified School District’s PTA celebrated the district’s administrators, principals and PTA presidents at an annual dinner held at the home of PTA superstar Marjaneh Manavi. Pictured (back row, from left): Michael Bregy, Juliet Fine, Misty Johnson, Nathan Kruger, Sarah Kaber, Chris Regan, Mark Mead, Kevin Allen, Drew Stewart, Marvin Winans Jr.; (middle row, from left): Lorraine Eastman, Maria Bennett, Isabel Hacker, Rusty Banagas, Marjaneh Manavi, April Jergens, Molly Corey, Leonidas Tarca, Noah Margo, Timothy Ellis; (bottom row, from left): Romi Azevedo, Jill Egerman, Rachelle Marcus, Rose Kaiserman and Cindy Trost.
With her statuesque allure and high cheek bones to kill, Faye Dunaway wears hats, from Fedoras to berets, for her movie roles that become iconic images. Not many film stars are so blessed.
For business-minded young American Jews, there are perhaps few internships more enriching than the Israel Excel Fellowship.