Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown....

Our Hollywood museums have had wonderful events recently.

Continuing until the end of this month, you don't want to miss the spectacular display of jewelry crafted for decades of motion pictures currently on display at the Hollywood Museum. Definitely true to the "all that glitters is not gold," still is a spectacular exhibition.

The iconic Judy Garland's birthday was celebrated with pride at the Hollywood Heritage Museum Sunday June 9th ending their highly successful ten week long Meet The Stars exhibit celebrating MGM's spectacular 100 year history.  It was also the global launch of Vince Spinnato's latest fragrance Judy in Oz.

Judy Garland  was MGM's biggest gem. The exhibit inside was beautiful and friends and  fans frolicked outside under the beautiful California sky joining special guests Joey Luft & Vanessa O'Neil to celebrate the legendary Matriarch's birthday...   

It was definitely a feel good event and the group camaraderie was warm and overflowing with joy to honor the beloved  Star... During  her remarks, Garland granddaughter Vanessa O'Neill said "Today would have been my Grandmother's 102nd birthday- It has been an absolute honor to be able to ring in her birthday while celebrating pride at the Hollywood Heritage Museum!  It is such a gem in the middle of Hollywood. It's so special to be around  such supportive people of my Grandmother & my Family. I'm absolutely thrilled for the release of our new Judy Garland body Mist.  A perfect Sunday afternoon if you ask me!" 

It was also a pleasure to meet Mr. Luft with friend Meredith Ponedel (her mom Dottie was Judy's longtime make up artist). Joey was very approachable and friendly reminiscing about his beloved Mom's extraordinary life, career and long-lasting legacy.  What a treat! 

Singer Glume Harlow beautifully serenaded the crowd. Sid Krofft, Karie Bible  Kassandra Carroll Ryan Cassidy & Jessica Sugar Kiper and celebrity photographer Billy Bennight also attended as well as my very supportive friend Gay Parker who drove in from Northern CA to attend.

Heritage's Bonnie Tseng  commented "Judy is arguably the most iconic of Hollywood legends... it's fitting that we celebrate her spirit together"... 

Thank you Kassandra Carroll for inviting me to this very special and memorable event & happy birthday to the beloved Judy Garland....  I agree with Vanessa - it was the perfect Sunday afternoon!  Thank you president Brian Curran, vice president Margot Gerber and treasurer Angie Schneider for your hard work and all the folks at Hollywood Heritage! 🌟  

Posted By Harrison Held on June 13, 2024 05:12 pm | Permalink