From America Ferrera to Winter’s A Drag in Philadelphia – Party Pictures

we headed to the 32 Degree Lounge to catch America Ferrera rally the Philly’s voter registration contigent. I arrived late as I was feeling a tad under the weather, and almost didn’t bother going, but in the end made the right decision because I was the only snapper to get full length shots of America as I was standing on the staircase and shot through the railing. Everyone else was standing too close to her and couldn’t get the shot. That is the money shot, and it’s not here, but hopefully will be picked up by a glossy near year.
(Update: a shot I took of her earlier in the day was picked up by In Style Mag Online:,,20185961_20428787,00.html)
Then it was on to “Winter’s a Drag” gala at XIX to benefit “City of Hope”; Recently someone mentioned to me that I would go to the opening of an envelope, and you know it it gave a little publicity to a charity, or a place that I love, there’s no doubt about it. So here goes:Your hosts Dick and Bruce with sponser, James DugganIt was a nice turnout despite the Easter eveSalotta Tea spins for usAmy Winehouse was there, actually this is Martha Graham a performance artist who was very good. She’s being manhandled by two guys associated with the Pennsylvania Ballet Bruce, one of the hostess’ and a friend
One of these folks is a Ron Paul supporter, so that makes him scary on a couple levels

I was impressed that people really got into the spirit and wore their Easter best. I hope this becomes an annual event. The Bellevue needs a little glamour and I so miss the Society Gala’s; Ok I know that some folks from those parties would just be rolling their eyes, but really it’s about fun, it’s charity and it’s about rockin’ glamour

Matt gets his wings (look for PR Matt to be throwing down a few exciting things in the future) 6 degrees of separation, Dara, Naomi and Ross know at least 4 people that I know. It’s a small town after all.Everyone was welcome, and everyone of all walks showed up. Martha Graham was a hoot, entertaining the folks with Aerosmith and Pink FloydI felt like I was doing the Time Warp The most excellent YUbr PR maven Sarah Doheny and her partner in crime Bruce.
Good friends Thom, Rich and SusanLucky me I actually met some of these guys this past year at some of the envelope openings. The gangs all here, but my guy Mike. Thanks Susan for taking the photo. I actually look thin here. If you see me eating anything but my Nutrisystem, slap it out of my hands!The prettiest and the diva winners – Marchesa and Lisa.

Please, please, please throw this again. It was really a nice event and nice to see so many people participating.