Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I hope U enjoy my photos and articles... Thanks for visiting Sunshine Magazine Volume 1... please check out Sunshine Magazine Volume 2 at www.sunshinemagazine2@blogspot.com - thanks and please check out the interviews I did on the red carpet recently with legendary stars like Debbie Reynolds, Florence Henderson, Rip Taylor, Anne Jeffreys, Mitzi Gaynor and legendary producer A.C. Lyles online at www.youtube.com for Diversity TV. Special Thanks to Steve Escobar for the opportunity.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

SceneAroundTown.... "The Real Love" Musical and Don McLean in Concert... Pasadena Civic Auditorium... "Club Culinaire of Southern California"... Sofitel.... HH(:

Stellar Voices, Story Telling and Music at "The Real Love", a Broadway style show based on a true story featuring Betty Buckley, Shirley Jones, Dick Van Patten, Joanna Ampil, Adam Pascal, Robert Torti, Daisy Egan, Cady Huffman, Filippa Giordano, Trent Kowalish, Faith Rivera, Kiril Kulish, Tom Schmid, Lynne Wintersteller plus many others celebrating Supreme Master Televison's 5th Anniversary. "The Real Love" is based on the poetry of Grand Master Ching Hai who endorses a vegan lifestyle and features beautiful original songs by Bill Conti, Al Kasha, Doug Katsaros, Don Pippin and David Shire and is directed by Chris Shelton. Kudos Michael Donovan for his great casting. Special guest artist Don McLean followed with a terrific concert performance. The show began with a special humorous introduction by vegan Cloris Leachman and was MC'd by Grant Aleksander, Kristin Bauer, Ed Begley, Jr., Elaine Hendrix and Hayley Marie Norman and concluded with a great vegetarian feast catered by Loving Hut and One Veg World at the Pasadena Civic Center... I enjoyed being interviewed for Supreme Master Television too... A Great Event... A few daze later I attended "Club Culinaire Boutique Trade Show" at Sofitel "Where Fine Food & Wine Meet". Though I did not try any of the wines the gourmet food was delicous and it was a terrific event. Photos are posted on Flickr www.flickr.com - search HarrisonHeldStarMedia and then check out photostream.... HH(:

Enjoy.... As always photos may be used by permission only.... Heldhm33@yahoo.com HH(:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown.... A Special Screening of Katia Louise's "Saving America's Horses".... AIDS Walk LA Red Carpet & Art Exhibition Fundraiser Event at Gus Harper Studios... A Special 10th Anniverary Screening of "Luminarias" at LATC.... HH(:

On The Red Carpet: Calamity Cate Crismani, Katia Louise, Nancy Stanley, Neda DeMayo and Harrison Held      Photo by Billy Bennight
Director/Producer Katia Louise talks with Daniel Ramos of the Apache, Eagle People and Thunderbird clan, a supporter of the film
The film's Michael Blake "Dances With Wolves" speaks with Daniel Ramos of the Apache, Eagle People and Thunderbird clan, a supporter of the film
Calamity Cate Crismani, Katia Louise and Neda DeMayo
Katia Louise and Michael Blake
I saw  Tatia Louise's documentary "Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed" several months ago and greatly enjoyed it and endorsed it.  The film blows the lid of the abysmal and shocking horse slaughter industry and is a real eye opener.  The freshly tweaked filmed screened again at the Artivist Film Festival in Hollywood and I enjoyed it even more.  I urge all horse lovers, animal lovers and humanitarians to see it.  It is shocking and somewhat disturbing but worth watching.  It was great to see the film's team again - director/producer Tatia Louise, associate producer Nancy Stanley and line producer, camera operator Mario James and to share my comments with the media on the red carpet.  To learn more about this must see film go to http://www.savingamericashorses.org/  ....HH(:

Travis Kiro and Celebrity Host CC Perkinson
DIVA Cynthia Manley and guest
Nancy Ray, Norma Jean and Cynthia Manley.  Back row: Felecia Scott
Travis Kiro and guests
Celebrity Hosts Dr. Mark Valinsky and CC Perkinson
Mark Valinsky, the event's Estaban "Steven" Escobar and CC Perkinson
Artist Gus Harper in front of one of his beautiful paintings. - the studio is located at 11306 Venice Boulevard

Gus Harper and CC Perkinson

Tri London Bartenders LLC -  "service with style and class"
Dr. Mark Valinsky  and CC Perkinson were the celebrity hosts of this great AIDS Walk LA Red Carpet & Art Exhibition Fundraiser Event presented by Gus Harper and Tri London Bartenders at the beautiful Gus Harper Studios , 11306 Venice Boulevard.  Nice people, good food (catered by Tri London), beautiful paintings and tasty  beverages courtesy of Neuro Drinks.   Event producer Etsteban "Steven" Escobar's Diversity TV was on hand on the red carpet with CC Perkinson & Mark Valinsky interviewing.  Story continued below...  HH(:

"Luminarias" star Dyana Ortelli (in yellow and turquoise dress) with guests

Publicist Phil Sokoloff and guest Diana
The film's Sal Lopez and Dyana Ortelli
Raymond Cruz and Dyana Ortelli
Pepe Sernan, Dyana Ortelli, Robert Beltran, guest and Mike Gomez
Producer/Casting Director Mina Vasquez, guest, Evelina Fernandez and guest
"A Toast to Luminarias".... Caroline Baker and Harrison Held Photos Above: Angela Moya, Lupe Ontiveros, guest, Lupe Ontiveros and Mike Gomez
Roddi Catroreale, Pepe Sernan and Justin Price
Guest, Maria Richwine, Armando Ortega and wife Yolanda Snowball
Evelina Fernandez, Dianna Mann, Donald Baker and wife Caroline Baker

Robert Beltran arrives with family

I attended the premiere of "Luminarias" with my friend Yolanda Romersa so when I was pleased to be invited to the 10 year anniversary gala and screening held downtown at LATC the home of Latino Theater Company.  Like a fine wine, the film directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela and written by Evelina Fernandaz (she also stars in it and is terrific) was even better years later...  more poignant and thoughtful and so funny.  It's like the Latina version of "Sex In The City". I enjoyed meeting and talking with the film's co-star Dyana Ortelli who turns in a colorful, sexy and funny performance.  The movie was originally a play produced at the Latino Theater Company.  Before the screening we saw a preview of the drama  "Dementia" starring Sal Lopez which looks very good... lots of committed and talented people at this theater company....  More pictures soon online at www.sunshinemagazine2.blogspot.com...  HH(:

Friday, August 19, 2011

Continued....SceneAroundTown...... AIDS Walk Red Carpet.....

Added Alex Leon from World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations "I want to thank everyone for coming to support our AIDS Walk Red Carpet & Art Exhibition Fundraiser, escpecially Celebrity Hosts CC Perkinson and Dr. Mark Valinsky, the media/press, the sponsors, the presenting sponsors: Gus Harper Studios & Tri London Bartenders, the volunteers, DIVA Cynthia Manley, Stella Gomez, Travis Kiro, Kaitlyn Lee, the VIP celebrities and many more for making our event a success".
Thanks to photographer Bernard Hinson for the red carpet photo with Celebrity Hosts Dr. Mark Valinsky, CC Perkinson and myself(:

SceneAroundTown..... Solargy Comfort Open House, Reseda...... HH(:

Good Munchies at Solargy Comfort party http://www.solargycomfort.com/
Environmentally Conscious: Solargy Comfort's: Karen Porat, Alpine Green's Robert Orfino and guest actress/artist Diana Herbert. We enjoyed the event and meeting TreeHomeMedia's Alexis Posternak, Rocio Bacino and Santiago and also enjoyed being interviewed by Rocio about "going green" and the environment for http://www.treehomemedia.com/ 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown... "Debbie Reynolds: The Exhibit"... Paley Center... HH(:

Kathy Lennon
Dominic Pace

Harrison Held interviewing film legend Mitzi Gaynor for Diversity News TV http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com/  Photo: Esteban Escobar
The Legendary Debbie Reynolds and guest Dominic Pace
Debbie Reynolds and Hugh McChord
Legendary Actresses Anne Jeffreys and Mitzi Gaynor join Hugh McChord for a photo
Laura Tsu and Diversity News Executive Editor-In-Chief  Esteban "Steven" Escobar
Legendary entertainer Rip Taylor, Hugh McChord and Legendary Producer A.C. Lyles
Legendary "Brady Bunch" star, actress/singer Florence Henderson

A fantastic nite on the red carpet with Debbie Reynolds and friends Anne Jeffreys, Florence Henderson, Mitzi Gaynor, Kathy Lennon, Paley Center's Pat Mitchell,  Lorraine Bracco, Lois Aldrin,  A.C. Lyles, Dominic Pace and Rip Taylor as they arrived at "Debbie Reynolds: The Exhibit" at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.  I had a blast hosting for Esteban Escobar's Diversity News TV and look forward to my next on-camera assignment.  Debbie shared with me that she started collecting over 50 years ago.  She said that it bothered her that the studios didn't care about the movie memorabilia so she started on her mission to collect and preserve these treasures.  The multi media exhibit will run til early December and includes iconic costumes, posters and props from Academy Awards-winning film classics such as "Gone With The Wind", "Show Boat", "The Yearling" and "Moulin Rouge" as well as garments worn by legendary icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Carmen Miranda, Doris Day and many more.  After that look for "Debbie Reynolds: The Auction Part ll". It will be interesting to see how much  Marilyn Monroe's classic costume from the acclaimed 1956 Joshua Logan film "Bus Stop" will go for as well as the collection's other treasures.  The exhibit which encompasses both floors of the beautiful Paley Center is open o the public.  The first floor viewing  is available free of charge. Admission to the 2nd floor gallery is free to Paley Center members and only $6.00 for the general public and visitors will also have access to the center's unparalleled media archive featuring over 150,000 programs spanning the history of television, radio and digital media.  Visit http://www.paleycenter.org/ for more information about the exhibit and http://www.profilesinhistory.com/ for more information about the auction. To see my interveiws online visit http://www.youtube.com/  or http://www.blip.tv/ and search Debbie Reynolds: The Exhibit, Diversity TV,Harrison Held. Enjoy....  HH(: