Author Archives: Rachel Ganz

Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack 2017: Big Hats & Fast Horses

The 78th Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack took place last week on a hot, sweaty Wednesday. Whereas last year over 40,000 people swarmed together, this year the numbers were down to a little over 34,000 people. Perhaps the competition from the … Continue reading

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Greystone Mansion Concours d’ Elegance 2017 Final Awards

On Sunday  May 7, 2017, the Concours d’Elegance took place at Greystone Mansion. It was a beautiful breezy Sunday afternoon, despite the last minute rain showers during the awards presentation. Friends of Greystone and the City of Beverly Hills collaborated  to … Continue reading

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AFI Tribute to Annette Bening and Premiere of “20th Century Woman”

The AFI Film festival’s “Tribute to Annette Bening” revolved around the gala premiere of “20th Century Woman” at Mann’s Chinese Theater on Wednesday, November 16th. Prior to the film, Annette Bening came onstage and briefly chatted about her life. Annette revealed that … Continue reading

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“Patriot’s Day” at AFI Film Festival

On Thursday, November 17,  AFI Film Festival’s Closing Gala and film premiere of “Patriot’s Day” took place at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. “Patriot’s Day” is one of the best films that I have seen this year, with a stellar cast and … Continue reading

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AFI Film Festival Premier of “JACKIE”

“Jackie,” directed by Pablo Larrain, premiered on Monday at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The film is a psychological  portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy during the period following her husband John F Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963. Natalie Portman, who plays Jackie, … Continue reading

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The AFI Film Premiere of “The Comedian”

“The Comedian” is an extraordinary film directed by Taylor Hackford with an amazing cast of actors including Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito, Leslie Mann, Harvey Keitel and  Patti LuPone. Robert De Niro plays the lead character of “Jackie,” a declining 67 year-old stand-up … Continue reading

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AFI Film Festival Premiere of “Rules Don’t Apply” Produced by Warren Beatty

Last night the AFI Festival presented a wonderful film called “Rules Dont Apply,” produced and directed by Warren Beatty. The story takes place in Hollywood in 1958. It’s apparently a true story about Howard Hughes–his life, and his unscrupulous ways of collecting beautiful young want-to-be girls. … Continue reading

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The 33rd Annual Breeders Cup World Championship 2016 at Santa Anita Park

Last Saturday, 72,811 horse racing enthusiasts crowded the racetrack at Santa Anita Park for the Breeder’s Cup Classic. It was an extremely hot day, but the weather did not stop the crowds from filling up Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, which is surrounded … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance, Sunday, August 21, 2016 Presented by Rolex

As the field opened at dawn, 200 of the most magnificent collector cars in the world rolled onto the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance is one the most competitive top-ranking collector automotive events worldwide. … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live! RM Sotheby’s Historic Monterey Auction

On Saturday, August 20th, Sotheby’s blue-chip, Crème de la Crème car auction took place at the lovely Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey. Sotheby’s splendid listing of “best of category” had 49 cars, featuring exotic sports and racing cars. A beautiful  green … Continue reading

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