Archive for December, 2011

Town & Country Presents New York New York

Posted in Events on December 8, 2011 by Bright Lights

Last night I attended the Town & Country event for the release of New York New York, a book of amazing photographs by Harry Benson with text by Hilary Geary Ross.  The book showcases prominent society doyennes, politicians and movie stars in New York from the early 60’s to today.

Harry Benson is a scottish-born photojournalist known for his contributions to Life magazine.  He has photographed every US President from Eisenhower to Obama.  Hilary Geary Ross is the Society Editor for Quest and Q magazines.

The event was held at the majestic event space of the Hearst Tower on the mezzanine level.  This was my first time inside the Hearst Tower and was delighted to see how the Historic Landmark base of the building is very much on display.  The six-story, cast-limestone façade of the original landmark building meets glass and steel support beams in what is truly a work of art in its own right.

The well-dressed crowd shmoozed and mingled throughout the night while checking out the large framed photos from the book.  Some of my favorites are shown below.  These photos capture a moment in time and in many ways have grown in significance over time.

Al Pacino and Diane Keaton filming the Godfather outside Radio City Music Hall

Chevy Chase - East Hampton, NY

Mayor Michael Bloomberg riding the subway

The event was filled with beautiful people who were most likely watching their figure, which translated into more hors d’oeuvres for me and my +1.  All in all, it was a charming event and I met some delightful people.  I look forward to many more events in the Hearst Tower in the coming years.

Bright Lights, Big City.

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