Johnny Grant Hollywood Post Office Dedication Ceremony

Johnny Grant.

The historic Hollywood post office on Wilcox Ave.

was dedicated to late, Honorary Mayor Johnny Grant.

Congresswoman Diane E. Watson initiated the bill.

It was signed into law by President Obama on

November 20, 2009

It was a wonderful ceremony. With each speaker

talking about Mr. Grant with love and humorous

stories. He was adored and deeply missed.

Johnny Grants nieces, Betsy Burleson and Julie

Price with Congresswoman Diane E. Watson and

Postmaster Mark H. Anderson, unveil the Plaque

That will hang in the post office.

Johnny Grants Star is unveiled at the top of the

steps at the Johnny Grant Hollywood Post Office.

Led by the President of the Hollywood Chamber

of Commerce Leron Gubler.

Also in the picture Betsy Burleson and Julie Price,

Congresswoman Diane E. Watson, LA City Council member

Tom LeBonge, Oscar Nominated Songwriter Carol Connors,

Gone with the Wind actresses Ann Jeffreys and Ann

Rutherford. In front, Angie Dickenson.

In the picture Opera singer Brenda Jackson,Postmaster

Mark H. Anderson, Betsy Burleson, Julie Price,

Congresswoman Diane E. Watson, LA City Council member

Tom LeBonge, Oscar Nominated Songwriter Carol Conors,

Gone with the Wind actress Ann Jeffreys and In front,

Angie Dickenson.


Cary Elwes 2010

Cary Elwes.

It was a treat to be able to photograph Cary Elwes

at the Star Ceremony for Mel Brooks. I have been a

fan of Cary’s for while.I first saw him in the movie

Princess Bride. I was hooked. From Dracula [Coppola]

to Lady Jane, Robin Hood Men in Tights and The Crush,

to name a few.


Here are some pictures from April 23, 2010

Mel Brooks breaks into song while speaking at his Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

Mel Brooks.

Wonderfully talented and funny Mel Brooks
received his star on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame on Friday.The laughs didn’t stop, Mel
even managed to throw Leron Gubler (President
of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce) off
while reading about his accomplishments.

Guest speakers included Carl Reiner and Robert
Osborne. Many of Mel’s friends and family were
there in support.The ceremony was so much fun,
I hated to see it end.

Mel Brooks s and Son Max Brooks share a hug.

After giving a warm and humorous speech,
Mel closed with a song.

Special Thanks! to Filmmaker Randall Maynard
for editing the video to share with you.

Mel Brooks, Son Max Brooks and Max’s Son,
Mel’s Grandson, Henry pose for the press.

Cary Elwes was at the ceremony to support his
friend. He graciously signed autographs and
chatted with fans.

Do another movie with Mel? I’m in!  = P

Mel Brook’s Walk of Fame plaque.

A frail Dennis Hopper attends his Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

Dennis Hopper


Dennis Hopper received his star on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame.Guest speakers included actor Viggo Mortensenand
film producer Mark Canton.

Dennis Hopper arriving at his Star Ceremony

Waving to fans from the stage. The bandages he said, were
the result of a fall he had taken when a paparazzi outside
of his home called out his name.

Dennis Hopper gave a very emotional speech. He said that
everyone that he had invited and some that he hadn’t have
enriched his life tremendously, showing him a world he had

never seen, being a farm boy from Kansas.

You name an emotion, it was felt today

Long time friend, Mark Canton gave a beautiful speech for his
friend Dennis Hopper.

Viggo Mortensen read a beautiful poem for his friend
Dennis Hopper

Danny Trejo & Michael Madsen Showed up to support

their friend Dennis Hopper.

Jack Nicholson spent a good amount of time signing

autographs for fans.

A close up of Jack’s Easy Rider shirt.

Flowers were placed on Dennis Hopper’s
star on Hollywood Boulevard.

Take a look behind the scenes at the 2010 Oscars – Academy Awards

The Oscars

Hollywood needs an entire week to prepare for
the Academy Awards. I love seeing the behind
the scenes action just as much as the awards
show itself.

So, I thought I would go down again this year
and photo document the Oscar preparations and
share them.


An image from above.

Lights, Cameras and other equipment will be
going inside of this tented platform.

This overpass catwalk will be filled with media
including fashion guru’s who will be commenting
on arrivals and their fashion choices.

Another shot of the platform/catwalk

These are the bleachers where the fans will be
seated who were lucky to get tickets to watch
the red carpet arrivals.

This is the movie star prep. tent, darling. = )
[That’s what I was told]


This is the corner of Hollywood and Highland.

Everything is coming together.

A close up of the 2010 Oscar Poster. This year
the Oscars will be hosted by Steve Martin and
Alec Baldwin

Poor Oscar can’t get wet. It’s been raining here in LA.

Entrance to the Kodak Theatre.

Lets go inside.

Inside of the Kodak Theatre. These two Oscar
statues greet the stars after they have taken
their walk on the red carpet.

In the lobby of the Kodak Theatre.  An Oscar statue surrounded by fresh flowers.

Leaving the Kodak Theatre to check out how the
preperations are coming along for the red carpet.

Another wide shot. See the movie star prep.
tent from earlier in the week?

Lets get closer to the preperations.

Another wide shot. See the movie star prep. tent from earlier in the week?

Here are a couple of shots of the overpass/catwalk
from ground level. It’s tented and many of the
media outlets are getting situated.

Leaving now, but before I go, one more shot.

And lets not forget the camera crew on the roof of Ripley’s.

That’s about it. I hope that you enjoyed the behind
the scenes look at what it takes to put the ceremony
together. When you watch tomorrow you will see how
beautifully it all came together.

Enjoy the show!

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

It was a beautiful day in Hollywood. Perfect for a
walk of fame ceremony. Andrea Bocelli was honored
with the 2,402nd star on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame. March 2, 2010

The Children’s Choir from the Adderley School of
Performing Arts performed three songs beautifully.

A special moment was created when Claire Nordstrom
of the Children’s choir sang Con Te Partiro and was
joined by Andrea Bocelli.


In the pictures are Andrea Bocelli, Veronica Berti,
David Foster, His interpreter and a family member
holding up his Andrea Bocelli Day resolution.


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
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