|Harrison Held & Model Olga V surrounded by the band Flashback Heart Attack|
|Founder Eric Oster interviewed on the red carpet|
|Mr. and Mrs. Rosie Grier (:|
During the Holidaze...... I had the pleasure of sitting with Mr. and Mrs. Rosie Grier at the Southern California Motion Picture Council's annual Halo Awards held at The Sportsman's Lodge when Rosie received a Golden Halo. Also seated at the table were council member and Hollywood Times publisher Bee Beyer, Gemma Wenger, harpist Devanee Williams, A.C. Lyles and Kate Linder and her husband Ron. Before the event began Rosie was thumbing through an issue of The Hollywood Times when he saw an article about Pam Grier. "That's my cousin" he said. "I wrote the article" I said. Talk about an ice breaker. Even though they have the same last name it just never occurred to me that they were related. I had seen beautiful Pam Grier speak at the American Cinematheque about her amazing and colorful acting career and her best selling book "Foxie" .
|Bela Lugosi Jr., Sarah Karloff and classic horror fan Harrison Held(:|
|Harrison Held, Carla Lemmle and Guest.... Photo by Matthew Sardello|
My friend Joe Faulkner was visiting from Australia and invited me to join him as a VIP guest of a Pre American Music Awards Celebrity Gifting Event produced by Connected in Hollywood. It was a pretty cool event. The coolest part was that the first vendor I saw when I came in was the lovely Kate Mesta who I'd met before - she designs incredible dog tag jewelry. I thought I'd get 1 of her cool peace sign designs but then my eyes saw this beautiful Star of David on top of a tag painted a bright and beautiful blue. It instantly reminded me of my dear late friend Sheena, a very kind, beautiful, intelligent and loving person who had the most beautiful big blue eyes and a wonderful giving personality. Sheena was very proud of her Jewish heritage. My heart said "that's the 1" and I wear it often and proudly in her Memory. I miss Sheena, she left us far too early but I know she's in a better place where she doesn't endure the horrific things anymore that happened to her while she was alive.