The Foundation's annual dinner, where artists, collectors, and the public enjoy a relaxed environment, while acknowledging recipients of the Cultural Icon Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and the Erotic Artist Hall of Fame.
Saturday, September 7, 2006
(Tables seat 8)
TICKETS: (Sharon Miyamura)
NOTE: Comps for special staffers: Sharon Furman, Sharon Miyrmura,
Dan Babcock, and Louis (+1).
(Revised 09/27/06) Two (2) comp tickets are given to each Award "winner" and two (2) comp tickets are given to each Presenter. They will be told they are at Will Call. Additional tickets can be purchased at $45.00.
Discounted Bel Age parking rate $8.00 with informing the valet that it's the "Tom of Finland Foundation Banquet".
INVITATIONS: (?) ?
SCHEDULE: (Durk Dehner)
ENTERTAINMENT (JJ): Bruce Vilanch will do five minutes of patter for us for two comp tickets. (Will he be Icon next year?) No live music. Dinner music for background. Something sophisticated like light jazz?
Dehner and Vilanch should be there at 7:30 so they can decide how Bruce will fit into the evening. Can Dehner make 7:30? Durk will be there to welcome guests and meet with Bruce if needed.Dehner will call Bruce ahead of time at home.
SEATING PLAN (Sharon Miyamura): Have a reservation table listing
for all the VIPS and guests.
AWARDS from Philip Hitchcock (Babcock)::
TRANSPORTATION NEEDS (?):
SOUND SYSTEM: (Dehner):
The Major and City Counsel of West Hollywood, the Cultural Affairs Commission and the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board will each get two comps.
Furman to process eight tickets for Childers. Between his comps and comps for Christopher Rice and Bruce Vilanch, we'll pretty much have two tables set aside for him anyway. If Rod McKuen doesn't have someone to present the award to him, maybe we can put him and Edward at Michael's table (giving us one full "comp" table of celebrities and one full paid table of Michael's guests).
There is also going to be a documentary crew filming Michael receiving
his award. Will the documentary crew filming Michael receiving his
award be comp'd? JJ will get the exact number of people in the crew.
Hotel wants the number of dinners turned in by Tuesday,10/03/06 (with some room to add dinners thereafter).
Do a small gift bag for the dinner from ToFF (like we did for Coming
Louis prints out 156 numbered tickets. Should there be a printed program for the Banquet? Do a short history on the hallmarks that ToFF has achieved over the past 22 years. Can Jorgensen do program with Louis? Determine what West Hollywood officials and friends have/need to be invited?
Reserved a table for the reservation tickets. Goldie will supply
a cash bag for the evening and a check to pay for the event if it
is needed to close out the evening. Goldie is going to get a room
@ the hotel for the night. Can we all use it for changing?
Ilo Orleans, who is producing a documentary about
Michael Childers, wants to videotape the Banquet for inclusion in
the film. Would the Bel Age have any restrictions? Can the producer
have the entire Banquet recorded / documented and give a copy to ToFF?
09/20/06 Furman sends "official" letter
to Harvey S. Shipley Miller. Other two "winners" letters
Lifetime Members to receive plague @ Banquet? Or
another event? Roger Earl to receive Honorary Lifetime? Other Board
Members becoming "lifers"? All past "winners"
and presenters have received special invites? Locate names of past
presenters and those who have gotten "Special Reconition".
Michael Childers wants to buy at least one table
at the dinner. JJ e-mailed Babcock to ask if he could send me the
number of seats or a contact at the Hotel to ask. Has Rice gotten
info re: Childers and the Award for his speech? Artist AXEL to do
portrait of three "winners" together?
Bel Age is booked and banquet menu presented to BoD.