LOS ANGELES: Downtown
Clint Eastwood is working his movie magic again this time directing Jersey Boys, musical play turned feature film. Part of the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) the film premiered downtown. The actor, director and producer Clint Eastwood (former Mayor) seems as active at 84 years of age as he was decades ago playing the famous “Dirty Harry” character. He is one of the iconic Hollywood figures having been a major star in the motion picture industry with five Academy Awards (Oscars) to date and numerous Golden Globes. It is a spectacular vision to see this living legend continue with full force. Attending the red carpet premiere were several cast members such as Renee Marino and Alison Eastwood, the daughter of Clint Eastwood.
“The film is based off of the jukebox musical and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It dramatizes the formation, success and eventual break-up of the 1960s rock ‘n roll group The Four Seasons. The film tells the story of young men from the wrong side of the tracks and how they made it in the music industry. The title refers to the fact that the members of The Four Seasons are from New Jersey.”
One very notable members was the band’s front man, Frankie Valli, who later went off to a solo career. Perhaps not one of the most “fun” premieres or exciting compared to many of the recent comedy red carpet debuts, but certainly one of the most memorable for fans. The after party reception was held in the adjacent Nokia Live space where guests enjoyed meeting a living legend amongst decorative relics from the 1960’s.