Red Carpet Treatment
photographs by Elaine Ubiña
Old Hollywood glamour took over L’Escale in Greenwich when the Avon Theatre Film Center hosted its fifth annual gala. Guests arrived dressed in glamorous evening gowns and tuxedoes and posed with “Oscar,” a real-life statue painted from head to toe in gold. The Bob Hardwick Sound had many guests dancing even before dinner was served.
To raise funds and tie in with the theme of Hollywood, the walls were lined with black and white photographs of Morgan Freeman, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sharon Stone and Madonna by French photographer, Stéphane Kossmann. Mr. Kossmann and the Samuel Owen Gallery generously donated ten percent of any sales of the celebrity portraits to the member-supported nonprofit Avon Theatre.