It would be easier to say who wasn't there than who actually was, at newportFILM's fabulous fundraiser at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a film fan, was smiling, and Newport Seen saw a very interesting array of "mandals" on the feet of many of the gentlemen attending. It was a casting director's dream, and young "starlets" and their swains supported the organization, going into its fifth year with impressive statistics.
Look for Newport Hospital's intergalactic "Swinging on a Star" party at Ochre Court, The International Tennis Hall of Fame ground-breaking ceremony and Tennis Hall of Fame installation, a St. Michael's farewell to a revered headmaster, and an archaeological sleuthing by masters into 18th century furniture at the Redwood Library Symposium. All coming up on Newport Seen.
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Pop Goes The Art for newportFILM's Warhol Fundraiser
The fantastic scene of the New York art world in the 1980's was recreated by newportFILM as its3rd annual "Friendraiser": WARHOL, held at Christie's, Newport. All the guests starred in the unique costume drama. The event featured a recreation of the Pop Art of Warhol, and the reincarnation of the vivid characters of the era, including Nico, Steve Rubell, and many, many Andys! How many Andy Warhols look-alikes were there? Let us count the wigs...... ... more »
Daffy for Daffodils, Newport Supports a Flowery Initiative
Daffy for daffodils, Newport, Rhode Island celebrated Earth Day at a reception held at the Chanler Hotel, celebrating Newport's plan to plant a million daffodils. It is a project that can only be called……Daffy! The event was held to honor Ronald Lee Fleming, the founder of Daffodillion, Newport philanthropist, and Chairman of Scenic America. And a well-deserved "Ron Fleming Day" was announced by Mayor Harry Winthrop.
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Subdued, Elegant Farewell to Nuala Pell
Gathering at Newport's venerable Trinity Episcopal Church were the political lights or Rhode Island, the extended Pell family members, and the great friends of Newport's First Lady Nuala Pell to say a sad farewell to the women who meant so much to Rhode Island politics, arts, and education.
After a private burial, family members and friends gathered at the Pell Center at Salve Regina University for a reception for the highly esteemed Mrs. Pell. ... more »
Filmic Fantasy Party for Grand Budapest Hotel
Newport's own "Grand Hotel", the Vanderbilt Grace, became the "Grand Budapest Hotel" for an evening reception before the opening night of the Wes Anderson film at the Jane Pickens Theater and Events Center. Hosted by Jane Pickens owner Kathy Staab, the soirée was in the grand manner, complete with "Lobby Boys" handing out cocktails, and colorful cream puffs from the (fictional) Mendl's Patisserie of the film. ... more »