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Marci’s Hollywood Hotline                          By Marci Weiner

Art of the Dead

     You will never guess the hot new venue for Hollywood Soirees – Hollywood Forever Cemetery! During the last year, we have been invited to movie premieres (particularly horror films), private screenings, and even the dedication of a pre-death memorial for two of our pals at this august location.

So it was entirely expected that “The Art of Death” Masterpieces from the Italian Masters, were exhibited in this celeb cemetery.  After all, among the stars in residence are Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Tyrone Power and Rudolph Valentino.

Actually the invitation we received in the mail was a huge marble tombstone, which sure beats an e-invite announcement.  Los Angeles’ new art maven David W. Streets, hosted this private exhibit which featured exclusive Artisan caskets and urns from Milan, and exceptional masterpieces from around the world.

Some of the celeb guests enjoying the fine art and music included Barbara Lazaroff (co-owner of Spago) who got into the spirit of things by dressing like one, and Bernardo Puccio & Orin Kennedy, who are celebrating their first year of marriage, and are soon to release their documentary, “An Ordinary Couple.”

Streets, who has already gained an enviable reputation as an international art appraiser, also opened his new gallery In Beverly Hills, featuring works by 25 LIVING Masters from around the globe, including major photographer, Jesse Kallisher, whose portraits of President Obama are the only official Presidential portraits in the Smithsonian.

But to get back to the DEAD – Streets will participate in the sale of the very rare and famous Andy Warhol original portrait of Michel Jackson that graced the cover of Time in 1964.  Only 5 of these unique portraits exist, and one is housed in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

The sale will be a private auction held on Aug. 18th at 8:00 PM in NYC, with opening bid beginning at $800,000, with an estimated sale price between $18 - $22 million dollars.  Let’s hope that this historic painting will be purchased and remain in Tinseltown –where Dead Stars Rule!

Actor Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives) with actress Cara Santano (CSI) at Gallery Opening


     Nancy Nankin, former runway model, performer in the San Francisco Opera, and vineyard owner has taken on her fourth life as an admired artist.

The San Francisco socialite held her first exhibition in Los Angeles at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery on elite Robertson Boulevard, which benefited children’s art charities.  The VIP cocktail reception attracted a gaggle of gorgeous gals including Brenda Dickson (The Young & The Restless), Jody Babydol Gibson, author of Secrets of a Hollywood Super Madam) and TV cast members of Beverly Hills 90210, including Meagan Tandy.

Coincidently, several actresses who starred with the late David Carradine were in the gallery, when word came in that he had just died in Thailand.  They were Sybil Danning, (Amazon Women on the Moon) Louise Moritz (Cuba – opposite Sean Connery), and Bai Ling, (Chinese actress who starred in Red Corner) who probably attends more events than moi.

Others enjoying the sumptuous buffet and fine wines included TV personality Shadoe Stevens, Spago co-owner, Barbara Lazaroff, David Streets, Celebrity Art Consultant, and Francesca Hilton, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s dauntless daughter. As for the paintings, Nancy portrays subjects as diverse as a small village street in China, to the stunning ware in the window of a jewelry shop in London.  As Edward Lozzi, her PR pro states, “Nancy’s paintings have heart and soul.  They speak to the people.” 

Danning with Artist, Nancy Nankin, posing in front of one of her paintings


     Two of Tinseltowns hottest blondes – 20 year old Hayden Panettiere (Lost) and the over 50, but looks 20, star, Sharon Stone, ) were on hand at Culver Studios for the inaugural Rock-n-Reel event benefiting Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  This chronic immune disorder affects children of all ages, and this was a fun-filled family event featuring arts and crafts, interactive games, and musical entertainment by Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.

Panettiere, the Cheerleader of every boy’s dream, currently starring in the feature film,  I Love You Beth Cooper, is also a champion for animal rights.

Remember when she had a violent confrontation with Japanese fishermen who were slaughtering Dolphins in Australia?

     Some of the other young celeb supporters on hand included O.C. star, Benjamin McKenzie and Zack and Cody stars, Cole and Dylan Sprouse.  As Dr. Marla Dubinsky, director of the IBD Center stated, “It is a wonderful feeling to see kids helping kids suffer from this debilitating disease.




Lou is synonymous with THE INCREDIBLE HULK, but his talents run much deeper.  Lou was only 21 when he worn his first MR. UNIVERSE title.  More incredible, at age 22, he won again and is the only person to win consecutive titles.  Lou is a trainer of course, but he’s an author, nutritionist and a dedicated family man.  Lou is an honorary member of the Los Angeles Sheriff Dept. and enjoys working with disadvantaged youth.  He is a mentor and role model to them all.
David W. Streets at opening of his art gallery, with original Catwoman, Julie Newmar
Art Angel, Barbara Lazaroff (Spago) with Orin Kennedy & Bernardo Puccio at Art of the Dead
Andy Warhol portrait of Michael Jackson - Up for Bids!
Actress Sybil Danning with the late David Carradine
PR wiz, Edward Lozzi, with Francesca Hilton (Zsa Zsa's  daughter, and Aunt of Paris Hilton)
Ageless Sharon Stone at IBD Fundraiser
Honoree Scott Lambert,  IBD Center Director, Dr. Maria Dubinsky, actress Hayden Panettiere, and Honoree, Alexandra Milchan-Lambert






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