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Photo credit to: Ryan Aarstad
Photo credit to: Ryan Aarstad

Special Story Written By JR for Diversity News Magazine

On Thursday, February 7, 2013 several A-list celebrities and other notables were seen celebrating the grand opening of the Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood at 1200 Alta Loma Rd. in West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Produced by The Press House, the trendy event went from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM and featured the incredible images of some of the best music photographers in the world. Some of the iconic photographers’ works on display in the gallery, and throughout the hotel property are: gallery co-owner Timothy White, gallery co-owner Henry Diltz, Neal Preston, Bob Gruen, among many others.

Also on hand, (featured in the image) about are gallery owners Richard Horowitz and Peter Blachley, along with Julian Lennon, whose work is also a part of the gallery. Also in the picture are Henry Diltz and Timothy White.

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Guests were treated to complimentary h’orderves and drinks, while mixing and mingling through the stellar exhibit. Photographs of several music and celebrity icons included: Ray Charles, John Lennon, The Who, Billy Bob Thornton, Mick Jagger, , Steve Martin, David Bowie, The Beatles,Steve Jobs, Sly Stone, Patti Smith, Miles Davis, Martin Scorsese, Joni Mitchell, John Belushi, John Mellencamp, The Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Frank Zappa, Cher, Carly Simon, Andy Warhol, and many more.

Some of the VIP guests included Harrison FordBilly Bob ThorntonGary OldmanJulian LennonMickey DolenzFawn, 28 North, John Palisano, Matt Sorum, Kenny Aronoff, and others.
When asked why The Press House was producing this event, Dawn Kamerling said, “It’s what we do. We not only get press for our clients, but we put together events.” She explained, “We make things happen and make every one happy. And we love doing it!”
Julian Lennon commented that it was a “Terrific party!” Timothy White agreed, adding “Fantastic party and a great night!” The Morrison Hotel Gallery co-owner Peter Blachley commented, “We’re thrilled! Great party. We couldn’t be happier.”
To find out more about the Morrison Hotel Gallery go to www.morrisonhotelgallery.com or www.Thepresshouse.com


Photos credit to: Ryan Aarstad and FFD Images

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