Steven Corfe writes:
Here in Hollywood we are deep in the midst of benefit season, and Sunday night saw World of Wonder appropriately decked out in”Hollywood dressy” attire (T-shirt with the cleanest-smelling armpits) for the Hollywood Heritage awards dinner. Hollywood Heritage is dedicated to the beautification and preservation of old Hollywood relics, a handy organization in a city that has a habit of knocking the shit out of its historic buildings to build PetsMarts.
Upon entering the Music Box Theater, we stepped back in time, as a sea of old ladies draped in mink and lace milled around trying to find their tables, to the strains of an old-time dance orchestra. Add a ghostly bartender and it was a scene straight out of The Shining. (I rather wished for a crazy axe-murderer toward the end of the ceremony).
Highlights included hunky Hollywood Forever Cemetery owner Tyler Cassidy falling flat on his ass after collecting his award, the auctioning of a classic ’76 Mercedes-Benz, and standing in a rotten cloud of old lady fart for an ensemble “class photo” that we were roped into (seriously, could it have been more Shiningesque?)
But we mustn’t mock. The reason WOW was there was to celebrate the upcoming restoration of our amazing 1929 Shane Building, so no doubt in 50 years we will be doddering around at the same old benefit, farting on about the building we saved. And decked to the nines in mink and lace, natch.
– Steven Corfe