The Crown Jewels, a social group of 50 society women who are active in many charities, held their 15th annual Royal Purple Luncheon at DOMA — the exciting new eatery in Beverly Hills. Entitled “An Afternoon in Italy.” This event featured a performance by young soprano, Joy Weiser, who grew up singing in our town. She has sung musical theatre and opera roles, including Norina in Don Pasquale and Adele in Die Fledermaus.
Entertainment was further provided by accordionist Nick Ariondo, who has performed onstage with Placido Domingo, and received 25 ASCAP Awards for his compositions and arrangements. He performed in the Oscar-winning flick Life of Pi soundtrack, and currently is recording for the upcoming Monsters University for composer Randy Newman.
Board Members of the Royal Court, Gail Dauer, Marlene Ridgley, Eleanor Moscatel, Grace Scherrer, Annie Lehrer, and yours truly welcomed more than 60 purple-clad ladies to this fabulous fiesta
At another event, theHollywoodMuseumwas the venue for a reception hosted by SHARE — the world-renowned non-profit philanthropic organization of women who are passionately committed to raising funds for “at risk youth”.
Share Chairman of the Board, Mandie Rush awarded grants to 10 different charitable organizations including Center for the Partially Sighted, Exceptional Children’s Foundation, I Have a Dream Foundation, Stuart House, and Ahead with Horses, to name a few.
The evening featured the debut of a retrospective “Glamour for Good — Celebrating 60 Years of Share’s Boomtown Party. This exhibit includes a series of photos and memorabilia from such celebs as Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson, Sammy Davis Jr. and Janet Leigh.
You are invited to attend their 60th Annual Denim & Diamonds Boomtown event on Saturday, May 11th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Their Shining Spirit Award will be presented to Donelle Dadigan, Founder and President of the Hollywood Museum, located in the Historic Max Factor Building. Actor-comedian John Byner will emcee the evening, and his wife, adorable Annie Gaybis, will perform along with the dancing darlings of SHARE.
For further info, please check out their website: Share4Children.org or call 310-274-5361. Hope to see you there!