Around Town with Manhattan Society.com's Celebrity Photographer Steve Mack
APRIL 2007, Around Town with Manhattan Society.com's Celebrity Photographer, Steve Mack. Notes from the trail by Steve Mack----->The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was a media frenzy. The event was broadcast live from the Waldorf Astoria. A singer for Van Halen, Sammy Hagar holds the award proudly in his arms. Due to creative differences with the event planners, David Lee Roth was not in attendance. In an interview a few years ago, asked what the difference was between him and Sammy Hagar, Roth is quoted as saying 'he (Hagar) is a singer... I am THE singer.' When you look at Jeff Goldblum leaving Live with Regis and Kelly, he has the polish and style that we remember of the big Hollywood Stars of yesterday. Goldblum graciously takes time to sign autographs and even takes some direction and poses without missing a beat. I keep running into Anna Wilding. As a photographer it amazes me that she remembers our names. She is an Actress and Director. She recently produced the new critically acclaimed feature documentary BUDDHA WILD MONK IN THE HUT. Mariska Hargitay, well known for her role as Detective Olivia Benson in Law & Order SVU is also the daughter of Mickey Hargitay, winner of the 1955 Mr. Universe title. After getting a desperate phone call to cover Gotham Magazine's party celebrating Mariska Hargitay on the March 2007 cover, I arrived just in time to catch her in a private moment away from the crowd where she posed for me while waiting to be seated for dinner. USA Network paraded a host of returning characters this season at The Modern in New York. WWE super star John Cena hams it up with Tony Shalhoub while Gigi Grazer, Dule Hill, Anthony Michael Hall and Corbin Bernsen look on and then join in the photo frenzy. Broadway openings are like reunions. The Opening Night of Eugene O'Neill's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre was no exception with the likes of Melissa Gilbert, the announcer guy from the movies, Don LaFontaine who actually critiqued my voice over reel a few monts ago (He was pleased that we finally met), Matt Dillon, Neil Simon and Jamie Gregory with Somers Farkas. Kevin Spacey co-stars with Eve Best. I arrived for the Premiere of PERFECT STRANGER at the Ziegfield Theater. There must have been 100 photographers in three rows. My head was touching the top of the tent as I balanced on a ladder in an attempt to get perfect pictures of a rather perfect looking Halle Berry. Bruce Willis appeared somewhat overwhelmed by all the camera strobes flashing all at once. At one point he paused, turned his back to us as he regained his composure only to endure more of the same. Armand Assante is simply debonair, arriving to the Order of Redemption wrap party at Marquee. Michael Imperioli's band, La Dolce Vita performed at the Athletes for Charity Art Exhibit, Silent Auction & Birthday Celebration for Jay Galvin at Slate Plus at 54 west 21st Street. The Twelfth Annual Gen Art Film Festival, presented by Acura, will closed on Tuesday, April 17th at Clearview's Chelsea West Theater (333 West 23rd Street) with the New York premiere of "He Was a Quiet Man," with Christian Slater, Elisha Cuthbert, Shamika Cotton and Sascha Knopf. Now let's go back to Live with Regis and Kelly where we run into actress Jane Krakowski who is in a rush, yet very accomodating stopping for some quick shots outside the ABC studio. Rule number one... when you're looking for a parking spot at pier 60, take care not to run over any of the guests attending the RIVERKEEPER'S Benefit Gala honoring the Hearst Corporation. When members of the Kennedy or Hearst families are in attendance, you can count on group shots. Everyone wants to be photographed with them. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Daphne Zuniga, Donna Karen, Amanda Hearst and Lenny Kravitz were among the attendees. PHOTO CREDIT:©Manhattan Society.com 2007 by Steve Mack |tel:917 202 4358 |e-mail: private *****These Images are not for Sale. For Licensing Only directly via Steve Mack or The Everett Collection.Read More
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at The Premiere for Perfect Stranger in New York City at the Ziegfield in New York City.
New York, NY April 10, 2007
Photo by ©Steve Mack