Friday, November 2, 2007

HENRI DAVID BALL PHOTOS PHILADELPHIA PA OCT 2007

Sorry if I couldn't get all of you on here, but if you write me I will see if I can find your shot and send it to you. HughEBush wacking the shit out the Bill of Rights














My choice for winner, I didnt stay long enough to see if it was true


Group winner, Dalmations and Cruella de Ville






Thursday, November 1, 2007

Gov Ed Rendell Fears Dicks

Gov. Ed was at the Henri David Ball last night. As he does every year he graciously posed for many pictures, except for a few dicks. Here he is with Amy Winehouse
Another Amy, and behind him blocked by Amy's friend, a dick waiting in line for his photo.
Ed would turn dick away The devil was fine though
Ed brought his security detail, who would take the photos
sometimes if a photo seemed questionable and could come back to haunt him, Ed had his security detail set up the photo and then be in the photo tooAnother dick came along, Moby Dick

but Ed made her hold it
Ed has lots of fans, and who doesn't love him (could we abolish term limits)
He posed with criminals
Then Ed posed with the biggest Halloween guy of all, our host, Henri David.


Here's the poor Dick and his Tess that were left out in the cold by the Governor. Dick was really upset as it was his first time at the Henri David Ball and meeting the Governor. When I explained that Ed had the other dick hold hers under her dress, he finally understood how Ed probably didn't want photos of him with a dick floating around the internet.
Ed probably wouldn't pose with these two, but Bush did

Tune in tomorrow for the rest of my Henri David Halloween Shots!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Cocktail Party of the Opening of the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

It was a thrill for me to meet/photograph Edward Albee.


A local celebrity Henri David and his partner with Suzanne Roberts. For the past 30 years Henri David throws the biggest party in all of Philadelphia, The Henri David Ball. Stay tune on Thursday to see the shots that I take at that decadent gathering.
I went to elementary school with my favorite Philadelphia Magazine writer's Carol Saline's daughter. Here she is talking to Nathan Lane. Carol also wrote the "Sisters" "Mothers & Daughters" photo books that were popular in the 80s & 90s (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/105-8111761-6433248?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Carol%20Saline)
An awkward looking picture. Doris Roberts, Terrence McNally, Richard Thomas next to Carl Dranoff and his wife. They built the condo that is above the theater.
Former Rendell Chief of Staff Democrat David Cohen and Governor for a minute Republican Mark Schweiker


Richard (John boy) Thomas and Nathan Lane
Everbody loves Doris, and nobody would leave her alone all night The lovely Lucie Arnez - This shot was bought by the Philadelphia Inquirer and appeared in it today:
HUGHE DILLON / For The Inquirer
Channeling Callas: Actress Lucie Arnaz went sans script for her turn as the famed opera star Maria Callas in "Master Class" at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre opening.
Nathan Lane tells a story, and gets his own punchline Dan Gross' reported in his column this nugget: "You're the third person who said they built this place," said Nathan Lane to developer Carl Dranoff Monday night at the opening of the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in the Symphony House (Broad & Pine), which Dranoff Properties did build. (In a further effort to cross brand, please check out my other blog for photos of Terrence McNally christening the Suzanne Roberts stage http://www.confessionsofapaparazzi.com/ ) I am off to NYC for a few events and probably wont be posting again til Tuesday.