Malibu Seen / By Kim Devore

Emily Bridges, Lucinda Bridges, Beau Bridges and wife Wendy Treece celebrate Beau’s upcoming Lifetime Achievement Award in Beverly Hills. Vince Bucci


Theatre West kicked off its 50th anniversary with a reception at the luxurious Montage Residences in Beverly Hills. The event unveiled a drawing of the inaugural Betty Garrett Lifetime Achievement Award, designed by Lucinda Bridges and to be awarded to Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Beau Bridges at the Theatre West 50th Anniversary Gala Sept. 13 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. Beau has starred in dozens of films and television productions, including “The Fabulous Baker Boys” opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. Congrats!


It’s a super special birthday for Paramount Pictures. To mark the milestone, “Seinfeld” star and all around song-and dance man Jason Alexander will host “The Big Picture: Paramount’s 100th Anniversary” on Sept. 2 at the Hollywood Bowl. The splashy event will celebrate the studio’s rich cinematic and musical history and feature the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by David Newman. Alexander is joined by three special guests, the legendary composers Michael Giacchino of “Star Trek” fame, “Mission Impossible’s” Lalo Schifrin and “Forrest Gump’s” Alan Silvestri.

It’s billed as a journey through celluloid history starting with the silent era of the 1920s. Highlights include “Wings,” the first film to receive the Best Picture Academy Award. The program then moves on decade by decade with favorites like 1970s epic “Godfather” trilogy, and the new millennium’s “Mission: Impossible” series. The evening will feature classic movie clips projected on the Hollywood Bowl’s giant screens while the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra performs the iconic film scores. If you’re a devotee of legendary film composers like Franz Waxman, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini and John Williams, it’s an evening you won’t want to miss.

Paramount is the only remaining major studio still located in Hollywood. Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille are credited as Paramount’s principal founders, with “Queen Elizabeth” being the studio’s first feature film in 1912.


If you’re a fan of the legendary lensman Herb Ritts, you won’t want to miss “Herb Ritts L.A. Style” at the Getty Museum. Ritts spent his lifetime capturing iconic images of supermodels like Malibu’s Cindy Crawford and pop sensation Madonna. His black and white photos are both breathtaking and dramatic. The artist often used California’s bright sunlight to create his bold contrasts. Ritts grew up in Brentwood, and Malibu and the Southern California desert were two of his favorite shooting locations. Fans called him one of the greatest photographers of all time. The exhibit runs through Sept. 2.