Hollywood on the Potomac

Profile: Mary Margaret Valenti

March 16, 2013

Mary Margaret and Jack Valenti traveled the corridors of power from The White House to Hollywood and did so with ease and flare.

He was the Harvard educated Special Assistant to President Lyndon Johnson who went on to be President of The Motion Picture Association of America for 38 years.  She was the beautiful, smart and competent Texan – who over the last 15 years has chaired movie benefits that have raised over a million dollars for Woodley House including this year with Les Miserables.  At the time of his death they would have been married almost 45 years.

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Georgetown Cupcake Honored at Night of Vision Gala

March 7, 2013

It’s true. Wolf Blitzer is now just another pretty face joining the ranks of Elizabeth Taylor, Cindy Crawford and Johnny Depp – all of whom have participated in Celebrity Specs, a fundraising and awareness project featuring eyeglasses and sunglasses along with autographed photos donated by famous personalities. The Celebrity Specs exhibit has been on display at the Shops at 2000 Penn and Westfield Wheaton.  How do we know this?

On Saturday, March 2, we went to the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) for its annual Night of Vision Gala at the Four Seasons in Georgetown.

The gala’s theme was ”Building New Visions,” and the organization honored Dr. Maxwell Helfgott with the Professional Service Award established in 1987 to be given annually to the person who best exemplifies the spirit of POB’s mission and its commitment to the community.

Georgetown Cupcake was presented the Community Service award for their support and donations at the 2012 American Girl Fashion Show.

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February 25, 2013

Washingtonians got their wish when Argo won best picture.  Washingtonians like to win, it’s kind of a city trademark.

Argo, of course, is the dramatic thriller based on a CIA operative who led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis.  So, it was both ironic and fitting that the award was presented by the First Lady.

“The Academy Awards approached the First Lady about being a part of the ceremony,” said Kristina Schake, Communications Director to Michelle Obama. “As a movie lover, she was honored to present the award and celebrate the artists who inspire us all—especially our young people—with their passion, skill and imagination.”

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