Hollywood on the Potomac

Refuse to Lose!

July 10, 2013

What did you do last night? For some around DC, the answer was march into sports history by tying the record for longest consecutive winning streak in professional sports.

We’re talking, of course, about the WTT champion Washington Kastles who are living out their mantra of “Refuse to Lose” as they kicked off another season Monday night.

The new season began with bumps before the first serve hit the court, but that didn’t stop anyone for a second. Veteran Kastle’s player Venus Williams had to bow out of this season’s play after an injury during the French Open.

It couldn’t keep her away though; Williams was courtside with Coach Murphy Jensen to help cheer on and inspire the twice reigning World Team Tennis champs who won 32 consecutive matches in a row over two champion years.

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Genius of Vilmos Zsigmond

July 9, 2013

"In all of my life as a cinematographer, I think The Deer Hunter was the one which qualifies for me to say it was one of the best films of all times,” said Academy Award winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond at a dinner in his honor at the residence of  H.E.Gyorgy Szapary, The Ambassador of Hungary.  

“That’s not only my movie, it is everybody’s movie – directing, acting, script, music, everything in all departments.  It’s a brilliant film.”

The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American war drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers and their service in the Vietnam War. The film stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep. The story takes place in Clairton, a small working class town in the south of Pittsburgh and then in Vietnam, somewhere in the woodland and in Saigon during the Vietnam War.  

The film won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Walkin and was named by the American Film Institute as the 53rd Greatest Movie of All Time.” 

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Tale of Two Choices

July 4, 2013

Do you want the Key-2 Luxury or Champagne for Life?  Tough choice if you were female and a VIP guest at The Global Party hosted by Fujimar RestaurantLima Lounge over the weekend -  not so tough if you went to the 2011 party because you already had the Key-2 Luxury.

2011 was when Lima Restaurant & Lounge was selected to host The Global Party as the exclusive venue host in DC.  Given a 24 hour period to help make the event a worldwide occasion with the end goal being to raise money for any local charity, Lima’s beneficiary was Rock The Vote.

The Global Charity Trust was set up by Lord Stanley Fink and David Johnstone.  Lord Fink is …….. well ………. a Lord – so DC was happy to oblige.. “This year The Global Party 2013 is inspired by 360°. This is an unmissable event held over 3 days on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June 2013.  Even larger and more exciting, this years event will see 360,000+ of the world’s elite at 360+ luxury venues over 120+ cities around the world, in order to help raise awareness and money for 360+ local children charities as well as The Global Charity Trust,” Lord Fink informed us.

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