Chic and Arty, newportFILM Summer Soiree

Sheldon Whitehouse & Andrea van Beuren

NewportFILM's annual summer fundraiser was breezy, spirited, and fun, held once again during sunset at the International Tennis Hall of Fame's outdoor covered terrace. Chauncey Taunton greeted guests as they entered the event, while founder Andrea van Beuren and Executive Director Terri Conners mingled with new arrivals inside. Light hors d'oeuvres were passed underneath glowing hanging lanterns.

As in prior years, the party attracted a crowd of mixed ages in
glamorous cocktail dresses and dapper summer suits. Seen mingling were
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Happy van Beuren, David Ford, Ron Fleming, Pierre and Kathy Irving, Esmond Harmsworth, Gail Alofsin, Luke Randall, and hudreds of friends of film!

Molly de Ramel & Terri Conners

Perhaps as a remembrance of  last year's rainy evening, guests were given blue NewportFILM umbrellas, a souvenir as they departed the party.
Fortunately they proved unnecessary in 2013, and the cocktail party was
successfully followed by a showing of THE CRASH REEL on the grass
tennis courts, which was open to the public. The film, a documentary,
was directed by Lucy Walker and follows champion snowboarder Kevin
, who also attended the showing.


                                                           -- Amanda M. Grosvenor


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Entering the Tennis Hall of Fame

Chauncey Taunton greets arriving guests

The grass courts at ITHF

Elizabeth Strott, Anne Ford, David Ford, Andrea van Beuren

Volunteers Kendra Smith & Cecelia Girr

Whitney & Kelli Rugg, Genevieve & Jeff Rozansky

Drew Riley & Dick Casey

Ron Fleming, Liz Drayton, Oliver Beavers

Liz MacGillivray & Natasha Harrison

Alix Flood, Alden Tucker, Esmond Harmsworth

Molly de Ramel & Melissa Mullaly

Joshua Janson, Nina & William Schroeder, Knick Irving

Louis Rose, Mark & Leslie Gottridge, John Seitz

Roger Kass, Nancy Donahoe

Judy & Ted Van Beuren, Kathy & Liz Irving

Larry Allen & Pierre Irving

Andrea van Beuren speaks

Chauncey Tanton, Terri Conners, Andrea Van Beuren

A rapt audience

Guests arriving for the film premiere

Larry Brown & Dr. L William Hilton Jr

Becky Sullivan, Colleen Hopkins, Jeanne Oliva, Gail Alofsin

Luke & Lisa Randall

Paul & Liz Doucette

Andra Van Beuren, Earl & Elizabeth MacMillen

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