Author Archives: Rachel Ganz

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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Concorso Italiano at the Pebble Beach 2016 Concours d’Elegance

All photos by Rachel Ganz for The Los Angeles Beat On Saturday, August 20, at Black Horse Golf Course, there was a showcase of over 800 Italian designer cars.  The event featured automobiles from Alpha Romeo, Porsche, Ferrari and my favorite — the … Continue reading

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One Republic Concert and Wine Tasting Presented by IFINITI at the Pebble Beach Concourse 2016

Late Friday afternoon and evening The Concours hosted a fun event. The Charity Wine Tasting and concert was to benefit Pebble Beach Company Foundation and Soberanes Fire Relief Efforts. Guests enjoyed fine wines while strolling on green grass and checking out a few … Continue reading

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