Author Archives: Rachel Ganz

The Brent Shapiro Foundation For Drug Prevention’s Summer Spectacular Honored Joe Manganiello

Robert and Linell Shapiro created this foundation after the tragic death of their son Brent, at age 24 on October 11, 2005, due to drug overdose. The Shapiros have established a “living legacy” of their son by starting Brent’s Club … Continue reading

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Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day 2018 ‘Where The Turf Meets The Surf’

The 79th Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack took place July 18, 2018. It included 10 races, the 24th annual hat contest, numerous parties, and a midday singing performance by actor and singer David Hasselholf of Bing Crosby’s “Where The … Continue reading

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The Concern Foundation’s 44th Annual Block Party Lit up Paramount Studios with Superheroes

On Saturday evening, July 14, 2018 the “Concern Foundation hosted their 44th Annual Block Party,” honoring Dr Jay and Kris Calvert and family on the backlot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This year’s theme was “Cancer Crusaders,” with Batman, the … Continue reading

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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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