Hollywood Celebrates The Beatles 50th. Anniversary

The Beatles

Hollywood celebrated the 50th. anniversary
of the day The Beatles first came to the US,
making their first live television appearance
on the Ed Sullivan show at studio 50 in New
York on February 9, 1964,

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Approximately 73 million viewers tuned in
breaking television viewing records and making
music history not to mention fashion history.
Beatlemania began when the first chord to “All
My Lovin” was played, followed by “Till There
Was You” and “She Loves You”.

“A lot of people’s fathers had wanted to turn us off.
They told their kids, ‘Don’t be fooled, they’re wearing
wigs. But a lot of mothers and children made them
keep it on.”. – Paul McCartney

The celebration in Hollywood took place
at Capitol Records. Special guest was
Ed Sullivan impersonator Michael Sherman.

Beatles 50 Hollywood

 Special guest at the ceremony was Tim
Piper, world famous John Lennon impersonator
who performed his song “The Shot Heard Round
The World”. Tim performed with his brother Greg
and friends Donald Butler and Morley Bartnoff.

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Beatles 50 HollywoodTim and Greg Piper

Other terrific musicians who played at the ceremony
were Ye Olde Beetles, Jason Berk, Zane Suarez, Zeus
and Tee-M from Pakistan.

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Beatles 50 Hollywood Capitol TowerTee-M

Beatles 50 HollywoodJason Berk

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Beatles 50 HollywoodYe Olde Beetles

Beatles 50 HollywoodZane Suarez

Beatles 50 HollywoodZeus

Chris Carter, host of the longest running Beatles show
Breakfast with the Beatles, and official cake cutter was
on hand to celebrate and chat with fans.

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Beatles 50 Hollywood

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Chris also gave away passes to Ringo’s exibit at the
Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

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This was the youngest fan at the celebration. Her
name is Sage, she won a slice of toast from Ed
Sullivan for answering the a trivia question. The
question was, what was The Ed Sullivan Show
called before it was called The Ed Sullivan Show?

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Some of the decorations that fans left at The Beatles
Walk of Fame stars in front of Capitol Records and a
Cool poster that a fan made.

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And a few extra pictures.

Beatles 50 HollywoodTim Piper, Jerry Rubin, Joel Cohen and Sal Gomez

Beatles 50 Hollywood

Beatles 50 Hollywood Capitol Tower

Beatles 50 Hollywood Capitol Tower

Beatles 50 Hollywood Capitol TowerTim Piper, Donald Butler and Greg Piper

Beatles 50 Hollywood Capitol TowerTim Piper taking pictures with fans

Beatles 50 Hollywood Capitol Tower

Beatles 50 Hollywood Capitol Tower

Beatles 50 Hollywood Capitol Tower

Beatles 50 Hollywood Capitol Tower

This billboard was on Argyle, behind the Capitol Tower

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An evening with Paul Williams – Phantom of the Paradise tribute concert

Paul Williams

An Evening with Paul Williams and a Phantom of
the Paradise tribute concert. It doesn’t get better
than this.

My amazing Son, Randall, surprised me with a ticket
to go to this event held at the Silent Movie Theatre in
Hollywood. It was a thrill to be able to chat a bit with
Paul Williams afterward and have him sign my dvd. This
still feels like a dream.

I have loved this movie since it’s release in 1974, seeing
it multiple times at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

The Silent Movie Theatre. Hollywood

Paul Williams

My Ticket

Signed dvd

A night that I will never forget.

Adam West Walk of Fame Ceremony

Adam West

Adam West was honored with a star on the
Hollywood walk of fame. April 5, 2012.

Guest speakers included Seth McFarlane and
Radio personality Ralph Garman

Special guest The Batmobile provided by Barris
Kustom Ind.

Adam West’s star before the ceremony

The Batmobile arrives

George Barris, creator of the 1960′s TV Show Batmobile

Adam West

Cool Cosplayers

SantaCon 2011 Hollywood, CA

SantaCon

SantaCon took place in Hollywood CA today
Hundreds of Santas came out to bring holiday
cheer to everyone.

Santas gathered in many spots to sing carols
There were so many creative Santa costumes
it was Awesome! One stop included breakfast
with the Santas at Mel’s then hundreds of
Santas piled into Boardners for drinks and
a lot of fun.

Dressed for SantaCon, Lucy Nicol had to be
around 6’2″ tall. I love her boots.

More Santas

Santas at Boardners


Nope, this isn’t Kirsten Dunst and
Jake Gyllenhal. = )

Santas head into the Hollywood &
Highland Center for some caroling

Hundreds of Santas and an astronaut wait
to get into Boardners for a jolly cocktail.

Santas hanging out across the street after the party
at Boardners waiting to head to their next stop.

SantaCon was a blast!
I met some wonderful people who were
great when I asked them for a picture.
I appreciate it!

Happy Holidays and a Happy, Healthy 2012!

Occupy L.A.

11-11-11 Veterans Day

Live and recorded music was played for Veterans
Day including a cool mix of the song San Francisco.
Everyone celebrated our Veterans including these
two little girls.

11-22-11 March to the Federal Reserve

Marching toward the Federal Reserve

First arrest while marching. He got free
and ran, police chased him on bicycles
(my flash caught the reflectors on his clothes)

George Harrison Candle Light Vigil in Hollywood 10yrs. since his death

George Harrison

A candle light vigil was held in
Hollywood on November 29, 2011 for
the 10th. anniversary of George
Harrison’s passing.

Friends of George brought letters,
cards, flowers and candles to place
around George’s walk of fame star.

George’s star about an hour before the
celebration began.

Chris Carter was kind enough to pose
for a picture with George’s star.

Capitol Records provided a sound man
to play the music. It sounded great!

George’s star

Chris Carter, host of Breakfast with
The Beatles spoke about George and
read a message from Olivia to everyone
who attended saying that George would
get a kick out of this.

Susan Hancock spoke fondly of George. She is
responsible for cleaning George’s star,
keeping it shining all year.


Harry Bluebond, writer for the Beatles fanzine
Instant Karma http://www.instantkarma.com and Dennis
Garling who also keeps the stars clean and shining
all year spoke fondly of George.
One fan brought his Ukulele to play for
everyone.

Everyone danced, sang and played music.It
was a wonderful celebration of harmony,
peace and love.

Thumbs Up from Chris Carter

Special thanks to Jerry Rubin and the Alliance
for Survival for continuing to organize these
wonderful Beatles events in Hollywood.

The Amazing Stan Lee gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Stan Lee

What a Fantastic way to start the New Year!

Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee received his star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 4, 2011.

Guest speakers included Gill Champion,President
and COO at POW! Entertainment and Todd McFarlane,
creator of Spawn and founder of McFarlane Toys.


Stan Lee’s star before the crew puts down the
red carpet and prepares for the ceremony.


Stan Lee and Leron Gubler


Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane


Stan Lee


Todd McFarlane, Gill Champion, Stan Lee
and Leron Gubler


Stan Lee


Stan Lee’s Wife of 63 yrs. Joan Lee


Gill Champion, Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane


Amazing Spiderman comic signed by
Stan Lee at his Walk of Fame ceremony.



Robert Downey Jr. Stops hand and foot print ceremony to confront the press – Video

Robert Downey JR.

This video is from the Hand and Foot
Print Ceremony for Robert Downey Jr.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
Hollywood, CA.

At one point, as he is writing his
name on the wet cement, he pauses
to confront the press, humorously
because of their constant yelling
for Robert to pose for their shots.

Special Thanks! to Filmmaker Randall
Maynard
who edited these clips so that
I could share it with you.

Pictures of this ceremony can be
seen here 2009 Year in Pictures

* Video by-TheresaZ
* Date-Dec 7, 2009
* Video Edited by-Randall Maynard
* Event-Hand/Foot Print Ceremony-Robert Downey Jr.
* Location-Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.Hollywood, CA

George Harrison Birthday Celebration

George Harrison

George Harrison’s 70th. birthday was celebrated in Hollywood
at his walk of fame star in front of Capitol Records. Jerry Rubin
and the Alliance for Survival produce these wonderful events
and do a fantastic job. Music, peace and harmony are felt
though out the evening.

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This birthday card will be sent to George Harrison’s wife Olivia.

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Chris Carter, host of the longest running Beatles radio show
Breakfast with the Beatles, cuts the birthday cake.

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The youngest George Harrison Fan, she is 4 yrs. old, wearing
a beautiful “Love” tee-shirt.

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George Harrison fan art

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Jerry Rubin and Chris Carter

John Lennon Candle Light Vigil 12-8-11

John Lennon

A candle light vigil was held tonight
for John Lennon at his walk of fame star
in Hollywood.

Many of John’s fans and Beatles fans
came with instruments ready to play
and sing John and Beatles songs.

John Lennon’s star before the celebration.

Art, letters, flowers and candles were
placed on and around John’s star.

This young man’s name is Jr. He was at
the candle light vigil for George last
week. He promised to bring his guitar
tonight to play for everyone. He was very
good.

Pat Tyson spoke fondly about John and
handed out programs for the Hollywood
United Methodist Church which will be
putting on a production of the Nativity
done entirely with Beatles Music.

These wonderful people are the ones who
keep the Beatles walk of fame stars clean
through out the year. Thank you for all of
your hard work and dedication.

John’s star as fans brought flowers
pictures, candles and notes to place
around the star.

More playing, singing and dancing to
celebrate John Lennon.

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Special thanks to Jerry Rubin and the Alliance
for Survival for continuing to organize these
wonderful Beatles events in Hollywood.

Thank you to Capitol Records for providing
their awesome sound guy.