It seems only yesterday that Bryan Rabin and David Rodgers threw that cokewhore-themed event for Madonna’s Music album, but that – their first commercial party as Rabin Rodgers Inc – was, in fact, five years ago. Now, after that many years of making great Hollywood parties for other people, Rabin and Rodgers finally gave themselves a much-deserved party at the Chateau Marmont, in a penthouse overlooking the Sunset Strip. It was a friend-packed affair and, since virtually all their friends are stars in their own fields – the gamut of LA entertainment – it’s safe to call it star-studded. We showed up with our friend Lisa Edelstein, from House, and ran into Pauley Perrette, our friend from NCIS; their shows, coincidentally, air on the same night. Michael Walker, who wrote the bestseller Laurel Canyon, about the music scene in LA during the ’60s and ’70s, was there, and so were two of the book’s legendary protagonists, supergroupie Pamela Des Barres and musician Michael Des Barres. Old friend Merle Ginsberg, who gets a thank-you in the book, had her hairdresser in tow.
Let’s see, we also saw Zooey Deschanel; Salma Hayek; rock ‘n’ roll designer Michael Schmidt with his friend, recent RMB guest Prince Poppycock; An American Family‘s Pat Loud and daughter Michelle; China Chow; porn director Chi Chi LaRue, whose head, btw, is three times the size of a regular head (with wig, add two sizes); Cherry Vanilla; Constance; Keanu Reeves’ mother; Nick Egan; LA Times writer David Keeps…. Just as we were wondering if Lindsay Lohan would ever show up, since she actually lives in the building and is a notorious pub crawler (sometimes literally), she strolled in around midnight. So did Kelly Osbourne, Mr and Mrs Manson, and Twiggy Ramirez – a reunion of sorts for Manson and Twiggy now that the Twig is playing with Nine Inch Nails.
For a full story on Rabin Rodgers Inc, check out Booth Moore’s front-page Calendar story in yesterday’s LA Times, VIPs of RSVPs.
(Patrick McMullan photos, from top: newly blonded Bryan Rabin and latecomer Lindsay Lohan; Twiggy Ramirez and Marilyn Manson reunite; Michael Des Barres clasps host while beautiful Pamela Des Barres stands by; WOW Report editor with designer Michael Schmidt; Rabin, Annie Flanders, NCIS star Pauley Perrette; House star Lisa Edelstein; Zoe Deschanel; writer James St. James and Rabin; makeup artist Kathy Jeung, hairstyler Danilo, burlesque star and costumer Catherine Delish, high-class stripper Dita Von Teese; writer Merle Ginsberg)