The Thursday of the festival started off with heading over to the Grove with my mother. We saw Mario Lopez (AC Slater himself) filming outside.
I also ended up getting a rain/trench coat since the weather reports were predicting rain (those reports were accurate). I also bought some really nice red nail polish from the Gap, that I still use every once in awhile. After our trip to the Grove we headed over to the Roosevelt and Club TCM to check out what was going on. We watched Ben Mankiewicz interview fans by the pool and caught a glimpse of Robert Osborne interviewing Rick Baker with Bela Lugosi's son, Bela Lugosi Jr. and Boris Karloff's daughter, Sara Karloff.
|Robert, Bela Lugosi Jr., Sara Karloff and Rick Baker|
When we made it to Grauman's (I still refuse to call it TCL) I realized that I had been traumatized by my last trips on the red carpet. My mom wanted to stop and take pictures and soak it all in, but I was so worried that we would be reprimanded by the security people, since that's what they did the previous years. So I became the annoying person who kept telling her we had to keep moving, I feel really guilty about it now, since I should've just enjoyed myself instead of worrying about getting yelled at, now that I'm a little older I realize just how silly it was to not do something for fear of someone telling me to move along, that's not the end of the world. Anyway, here are some pics of me, my mom, Debbie Reynolds and Robert Osborne from the red carpet.
|I can see that|
|Such a character|
Last, Michael York came out, which was quite a surprise. He talked about how he got the role. He had heard through the grapevine that they were looking for A "Michael York type" for the role and he asked his agent if he thought he could pass as a Michael York type. It was really great to hear the three leads talk about their experiences and what they went through to create the movie.
After the movie, my mother and I made our way over to the Chinese 6 to see Sabrina (one of my all time faves). It's always a pleasure to see Audrey Hepburn on the big screen, and William Holden (yum!). The movie was introduced by Janie Bryant who is/was the costume designer for Mad Men. She talked about the fact that the role of Linus was meant to be played by Cary Grant, but Humphrey Bogart got the role instead and was perhaps a better casting choice. She told us that Bogart really wanted Lauren Bacall in the Audrey Hepburn role and that he was supposed to have script control, but neither of those things came to pass, I can't really imagine Bacall in that kind of role. As a costume designer Bryant also talked about the work of Edith Head, which is always fabulous. She discussed how Ms. Head was able to create a character through costume. It was a great screening and a great way to close out the night.