Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood

Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood - Vanity Fair And Chrysler Toast American Hustle
Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood Salutes Director David O. Russell and “American Hustle”


Although just about everybody has heard of the famous Vanity Fair after-party, which follows the Academy Awards telecast, the reality is that the magazine also holds parties every day in the week leading up to the Oscars.

Vanity Fair’s “Campaign Hollywood” not only celebrates the movies, but also benefits a variety of worthy causes.

On Feb. 27, Vanity Fair feted director David O. Russell and the cast of “American Hustle” at Ago Restaurant in West Hollywood. Presented in conjunction with Chrysler, the event supported the Ghetto Film School, an organization close to Russell’s heart, which helps to develop future storytellers.

Said Florence Henderson, describing herself as a major Russell fan, “I’m rooting for him and putting him in my prayers.” (Henderson starred in classic television show, “The Brady Bunch.”)


To read my story about this event in the Los Angeles Times, click here, and to see a few more pictures, scroll down this page.

So many people came to congratulate Russell on his multi-nominated film that guests could barely move about the restaurant and its charming patio.

Yet for those who managed to make their way to the photo booth, souvenir shots were available. And in deference to the film’s varied hairstyles, the booth offered wigs and sunglasses to anyone interested in posing incognito, 1970s-style.

From the film came stars Amy Adams, Robert De Niro, Elisabeth Rohm and Paul Herman, writer Eric Warren Singer and producers Matthew Budman, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles Roven and Richard Suckle.

There, too, were Adrian Grenier, Nia Vardalos, Kathleen Robertson, Lorenza Izzo, Eli Roth and Darren Le Gallo, model Helena Christensen, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal, Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad, producers Adam Shankman and Christina Steinberg, director Anne Fletcher, Vanity Fair’s publisher Edward Menicheschi, editor Graydon Carter and senior West Coast editor Krista Smith.


Top photo: Director David O. Russell and Florence Henderson at the Vanity Fair and Chrysler toast to the Academy Award-nominated director of “American Hustle,” part of Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood (Photo by Michael Buckner/ Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Second photo: Amy Adams at the toast to “American Hustle,” part of Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood (photo:

Third photo: David O. Russell and Vanity Fair publisher Edward Menicheschi at the toast to the Academy Award-nominated director of “American Hustle,” part of Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)


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Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood

Published Mar. 7, 2014 – Ellen Olivier,