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Pamela Des Barres Book Party at the Wiltern
The Wiltern makes everything more glamorous. Its golden art deco designs transport you to another world. Add some beautiful women wearing shimmering dresses, and the night will sparkle. At Pamela Des Barres' party last night to celebrate her new book, Let's Spend the Night Together, my friend Donna Lethal and I just had to stand aside and watch the fashion show go by. Miss Pamela was practically floating in an ethereal pale lavender gown as she greeted her guests. In fact, when Miss Mercy asked her friend, Jill, where Pamela was, Jill said, "She's floating." Mercy made a face, "She's BLOATED?" Donna and I wandered amongst friends of friends, occasionally star-spotting, but returned to hang out with the charismatic Jill. As we left, I asked, "One last picture?" and Jill turned to pose with Mercy. My camera gave me an error message. It just would not work. Mercy laughed, "Ha ha! You lose!" But I am not one to be beaten so easily. I reached into my purse, " I have ANOTHER camera!" I snapped my pic, and we said our goodbyes. Then we left the golden ballroom and wandered back out to the dull grey of the streets.
Photos by Elise Thompson