Monday, October 3, 2011

Self Portrait: Shakers

It's been a busy couple of days. If anybody wants me, I'll be loading up on coffee, eggs and hashbrowns while compulsively playing hashtag games on Twitter. (As illustrated above.)

Special thanks to everyone who came out to the reception for my photo exhibit, South Pas: Observed at Charlie's Coffee House on Saturday evening. I'm honored to have so many good friends. (My pal Petrea Burchard at Pasadena Daily Photo posted such a nice piece about it yesterday that I now have a head SOOOOO big, it won't fit through the door.)

Another big thank you to everyone who packed the house at yesterday's Encore, Rialto symposium at the South Pasadena Library Community Room. Chamber of Commerce wonderboy Scott Feldmann put together a great afternoon of entertainment, information and inspiration. Stay tuned to my Patch column for more video interviews with other Rialto fans as well as case studies of other theaters who have successfully reopened. (If I'm lucky, I'll even convince the original Rialto cast of Rocky Horror moviegoers to do the time warp AGAIN. On video, of course.)

11 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Well, you KNOW, I had to do THIS before Ron did. ;)

Mister Earl said...

Link not working, Judy. ;-( And I have no idea what you're thinking! ;-)

Petrea Burchard said...

I'll be doing that Time Warp with you all!

Sally said...

I enjoyed see you at the Rialto thing. I wish we could have had open questions though. Do you know if there will be another panel discussion to involve actual people in the community?

Escott O. Norton said...

Thank YOU Laurie! I look forward to your next Rialto article on PAtch!
@Sally, there will definitely be future gatherings of Rialto supporters, and opportunities to express opinions! To be part of the conversation online, visit my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheRialto If anyone would like to be more involved in reviving the Rialto, or would like more information, please email me at FriendsoftheRialto@gmail.com

Bradshaw said...

Miss Laurie, I enjoyed meeting you yesterday. Please check your email for a message. I would enjoy discussing my Rialto memories with you for your video project.

John Bradshaw

Laurie said...

Hi everyone!

Welcome, Mr. Bradshaw! I replied to you so be sure to check your email. I'm looking forward to interviewing you.

Sally, do be sure to check out The Friends of Rialto Facebook page. (Thanks, Escott!) Also, stay tuned for more ways to get involved.

I'm so thrilled with the outpouring of support for the Rialto.

Laurie said...

Oh, and Petrea, remember, it's just a jump to the left...

Petrea Burchard said...

Laurie, if I jump any further to the left I'm afraid I'll jump OFF.

Laurie said...

Right beside you, Ms. P!

Anonymous said...

I like this picture.