Winning Marilyn Russell, John Travolta, Michael B Jordan, Creed 2 Wraps
Hey Philly Chit Chatters, hope you’re well and celebrating this day with your family.
My father Hugh J Dillon, Jr (r) passed away in 2004, but not a day goes by I don’t think about him, and live by the values he instilled. xo
Let’s see what’s happening around town.
Now this news should have been written last week, but I was crazy busy wrapping things up to get ready to go to a Press Trip to LBI, which I’ll write more about next week, but covered extensively on Social Media, forever known as SM. This week I’m headed to the shore to spend some much needed time with the family. I’ll still have entries on PhillyChitChat so definitely stop back. Anywho, John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston went on an amazing press tour of their own in the weeks leading up to the release of GOTTI. A lot of people thought I was there as press but I wasn’t, I’m a member of the Philadelphia Film Society,
I love my membership in PFS, you get to watch movies with other movie buffs, get invited to special screenings, LIKE WITH JOHN TRAVOLTA, as I scream with glee. And discounted tickets to the Philadelphia Film Festival, the PFS Roxy Theater, and the Prince Theater. I did however take this “Hail Mary” shot with my IPhone with Sharon Pinkenson, The Travolta’s and a glowing Sheila Hess. Literally it was the only good shot I got and I love it!!
After the screening The Travolta’s headed to Le Virtu for an after party. Hey Tony Luke, who co-stars in the movie. He’s with his love Maria. Next to Kelly Preston is John Gotti, Jr, who wrote a book which the movie Gotti is based on. Then the producer, and then Greg Basile.
The next day there was a press junket at Dante & Luigi’s, which certainly serves up their own mob history.
Marilyn Russell did a great interview with John & Kelly and you can find it on WOGL
Speaking of Marilyn Russell, she did a Q&A with Carey Elwes, star of The Princess Bride, which celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary last year.
Marilyn might not be the Princess Bride, but she’s the Queen of the airways after winning
2018 Best Radio Personality. Congrats girl!!
Creed 2 – that’s a wrap
WOW what a great spring for PhillyWood as Creed 2 wraps after nearly 3 months of production. In the last few weeks of filming only Michael B Jordan (above with Tee Fish at Rumor) and Tessa Thompson were on hand for scenes, most of which were filmed at the Sun Center Studios in Aston, Pa. Jordan told me he had a great time in Philly, was able to move about fairly unnoticed, except the last 3 weeks when fans realized where he was living in Old City – The Bridge. Then he moved to aka.university city
where Dolph Ludgren hung his hat. Brigitte Nielsen laid her head at Sofitel with Mrs. Huxtable, Phylicia Rashad (who didn’t go to Cosby’s trial, even though she was in town the whole time)
Jordan’s favorite eateries were D’Angelo’s (went there three times for the lasagna), Harp & Crown, Del Frisco’s and Zama. He hung out a lot at Ashton Cigar Bar, and Elbow Lane.
The Creed 2 cast Party was held June 3 at Stratus Lounge.
Congrats to Laura Miller (VP of Cashman & Co) and Jeffrey Miller for the birth of their beautiful bouncing boy Mason Hsu Miller.
Congratulations to Marla McDermott who was honored with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) recognizing @thewalnutclub for being an outstanding alliance partner over the year.
Congrats to West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Funeral HomeNow this is a great example of Farm to Table. PHS and partners built a farm on the apron of the MSB Building. A garden that will grow 1,000lbs of produce for Broad Street Ministry. WINNING!!
Have an awesome day, be kind, patient and take your time. See you tomorrow….