Well folks, I went to the closing reception and silent auction for “Mick Jagger & Friends” a photography exhibition on May 26, at the Duncan Miller Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. It included over 30 photographers and 100 vintage prints, and it was the largest and most diverse showing on the subject.
The large Mick Jagger print was silent auctioned-off at the end of the reception. In a festive mood, I couldn’t help but dance around the gallery to the sounds of The Rolling Stones classics like “Beast Of Burden,” “It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)” and Jagger solo nuggets such as “Just Another Night” (which I’ve also covered).
The Rolling Stones are amidst a tour of Europe, and this exhibition was a rare treat. There were iconic images of Mick with Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Mary Wilson, Eric Clapton and actress Valerie Perrine, even Robert Kennedy Jr. Some of the renowned photographers included Ethan Russell and Sante D’Orazio.
It made for a memorable Memorial Day weekend.
A look ahead
On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17th, Stanley Kramer’s all-star comedy It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) will celebrate the 55th Anniversary with a special screening at 4pm presented by Anniversary Classics. It takes place at Ahrya Fine Arts Laemmle Theatre in Beverly Hills and will be moderated by film critic Stephen Farber.
Starring Spencer Tracy, never before had such a gigantic cast of comedians been assembled for one film including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Jonathan Winters, Dick Shawn, Mickey Rooney, Buddy Hackett, Phil Silvers, Edie Adams, Ethel Merman, Terry Thomas, with supporting cameos from Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis, Jimmy Durante, Buster Keaton, Peter Falk, William Demarest, Barrie Chase, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and the Three Stooges. It’s a classic romp, one of my father’s most enduring films, and a perfect movie for the entire family.
Before the film, my mother Karen Sharpe and I will participate in a Q&A panel along with cast member Barrie Chase, dancer and co-star of such films as Silk Stockings, Cape Fear, The Flight of the Phoenix. There will also be a few “surprises.”
For more details visit Laemmle.com/ac.
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Katharine “Kat” Kramer is an actress and daughter of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kramer and actress Karen Sharpe-Kramer. She was named after her godmother, iconic actress Katharine Hepburn. For information on Kramer’s current projects visit KatKramersFilmsThatChangeTheWorld.com.