BaDeYa, Baby! (North Hollywood Performing Arts Centre)
(North Hollywood, November 9, 2012)
Richard Chamberlain attended his good friend Allee Willis'
interactive tour de force, combining her work
as songwriter, artist, multi-mediatist, director and
party thrower in an evening of ultimate entertainment.
Here with Nancye Ferguson and Johanna Ray.
Hawai'i International Film Festival Screening of "Awakening World" (Honolulu, Hawai'i, October 20, 2012)
Richard Chamberlain attended the world premiere of "Awakening World",
a 40 minute documentary that explores human fulfillment
in which he appears.
"I'm very excited to be here at the premiere.
I hope it's a huge success and seen all over the world."
What fuels an Awakening World? That's what filmmaker
Sebastian Siegel sets out to uncover through interviews
with renowned authors, leaders, and globally recognized
artists. The documentary adventure explores the fundamental
questions at the core of human fulfillment, such as "what is love?"
and "what is the purpose of life?”. Influences on the filmmaker
from Indian mythology, the arts, and growing up in Hawai'i
drive the film. The woven dialogue culminates in the advocation
of the concept of "Aloha" as the essential means necessary
to perpetuate widespread human joy.
PBS presentation of "Pioneers of Television"
(Season 3) (Television Critics Association Press Tour, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills)
(July 22, 2012)
Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward met for the first time
in thirty years at a discussion panel on miniseries, the topic that
will be explored by PBS in "Pioneers of Television", episode 4, and broadcast February 5, 2013.
Allee Willis' Soup To Nuts Party Mix (El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, October 18, 2011)
Richard Chamberlain, accompanied by Johanna Ray, attended
the Allee Willis show. Allee Willis is an award winning songwriter,
artist, set designer, multimedia artist, collector and director.
To quote Allee Willis herself:
"Stormy seas and all, Soup to Nuts Party Mix was about the most
incredible experience that I've ever had. Not because literally
95% of the technology it was dependent on failed.
It was apparent from the second I walked on stage
that I was going to have to throw out the script and
effects I had worked on so furiously for four months
and literally ad lib my way through the evening.
All I can tell you is that despite riding a sinking
technological ship, I kept people in stitches,
and I mean tears rolling down their faces, screaming
laughter stitches, including standing ovations
in the middle of the show for things I was forced
to come up with on the spot."
Opening night of "The Normal Heart"
(Golden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, April 27, 2011)
Matthew Broderick, Richard Chamberlain, Patricia Clarkson,
Julianna Margulies, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vanessa Redgrave,
Ron Rifkin, Kelly Ripa, and more stars joined director
Joel Grey, Ellen Barkin, Joe Mantello, Jim Parsons,
Luke MacFarlane and the entire company of The Normal Heart
at their opening.
The Group Rep Lonny Chapman Theatre
(North Hollywood, November 19, 2010, 8 pm)
Richard Chamberlain applauded actress Salome Jens at her
award-winning solo show "...about ANNE" featuring the poetry
of the legendary Anne Sexton.
Richard Chamberlain, Salome Jens and Anthony Zerbe.
Richard Chamberlain and theater critic Don Grigware.
Sexton, an influential American poet known for her highly personal verse,
won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967. Her poetry drew on
details of her private life, her relationships with her husband
and children and her battle with depression. Her incisive metaphors,
the unexpected rhythms of her verse, and her ability to grasp
a range of meaning in precise words have secured Sexton’s reputation.
Salome Jens has appeared on TV, MOW and film and has had a prestigious,
award-winning career in theatre.
Jens is an associate professor at UCLA in the Masters Theatre Program.
An Evening with Sally Kellerman
(Upstairs at Vitello, Studio City, CA, September 22, 2010)
The American Cinematheque Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, Sunday August 22, 2010, 7:30 pm)
Richard Chamberlain joined Ken Russell, at the invitation of the American
Cinematheque and BAFTA-LA, at the Aero Theatre for a showing of
"The Music Lovers" and "Women in love" and
a Q/A session between films.
Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival (Los Angeles, August 13 to 17, 2008)
"Strength and Honor", a film directed by Mark Mahon and in
which Richard Chamberlain portrayed boxing coach Denis O'Leary,
won the best feature award at the first
Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008.
Richard Chamberlain attended the screening of the film,
here photographed with director Mark Mahon.
The American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder AFI Lifetime Achievement Award (Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, March 6, 1986)
Richard Chamberlain, with his date Daureen Collodel,
attended the dinner and presentation
by the American Film Institue to director Billy Wilder
of its Lifetime Achievement Award. Celebrities paid tribute
to the famed producer, director, and screenwriter who
was the 14th recepient of the award.
The AFI Life Achievement Award was established by the
Board of Directors of the American Film Institute on
February 26, 1973 to honor a single individual for his
or her lifetime contribution to enriching American culture
through motion pictures and television.
Cannes Film Festival (Cannes, France, May 1984)
In the wake of the huge worldwide success of "The Thorn Birds" and,
especially, of his personal triumph as Father Ralph de Bricassart,
Richard Chamberlain made a notorious appearance at the
Cannes Film Festival. He was chased by hundreds of
journalists and photographs. 300 journalists requested
to attend his press conference so Richard Chamberlain
ended up giving 10 press conferences in a row.
He disclosed details about his next project,
"King Solomon's Mines".
The Slipper and the Rose The Story of Cinderella Premiere (Empire, Leicester Square, London, March 24, 1976)
As the leading actor of the film, Richard Chamberlain
attended the premiere of "The Slipper and the Rose"
that was chosen to be the Royal Command Performance
of the year. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
who honored the premiere with her presence commented
"The waltz for the ballroom scene is the most beautiful
song I've ever heard."
Wings' Concert (Elstree Film Studios, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
(September 6, 1975)
On Stage 5 at the Elstree Film Studios in Hertfordshire, Paul McCartney
and Wings performed a special concert for 1,200 EMI employees,
tour associates and 100 members of the Wings fan club. Also present
for this event were Ringo, Victor Spinetti, Twiggy, Elton John,
Harry Nilsson, Richard Chamberlain, Dave Mason, Long John Baldry
and the group Queen.
The 1975 Annual Entertainment
Hall of Fame Awards (Los Angeles, February 22, 1975)
Richard Chamberlain took part in the ceremony honoring
Bette Davis, Peter Falk, Anthony Newley, George C Scott
and Joanne Woodward.
Medicine Ball Caravan Concert (Charleton Park, Canterbury, United Kingdom, August 31, 1970)
Richard Chamberlain was among an audience of 1500 people who attended
the Canterbury concert, the last leg of The Medicine Ball Caravan
tour organized and filmed by Warner Brothers. The performers were
Rod Steward and the Small Faces, Pink Floyd, Stoneground, Shawn Philipps
and Mott the Hoople.
Hair Opening (Aquarius Theatre, Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, December 4, 1968)
After its huge success on Broadway, "Hair" sparked off great
all-out expectations, Hollywood being no exception. Many stars
turned up at the opening, Richard Chamberlain was one
of them. He attended the show with producer George LeMaire.
Richard Chamberlain with George LeMaire and Judy Carne.
Royal Film Performance (Odeon Theatre, London, March 4, 1968)
During his stay in England, Richard Chamberlain was invited to attend
the Royal Film Performance. Alongside other actors, film directors
and film industry executives he waited in the receiving line to greet Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Charles.
The film shown at the gala was Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet".
The proceeds from the annual gala were donated
to the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, a charity which offers
financial support to people from the film, cinema and television who
encounter accident, illness, bereavement or unemployment.
Prince Charles greets Olga Schoberová standing next to Chaim Topol
on her left and Richard Chamberlain and Joan Collins on her right.
Queen Elizabeth greets Richard Chamberlain.
LONDON - ROYAL FILM PERFORMANCE
"Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Premiere (New York, Criterion Theatre, March 21, 1967)
Accompanied by his date, Lorrie Burroughs, Richard Chamberlain attended
the premiere of "Thoroughly Modern Millie",
starring Julie Andrews. The premiere was considered
a major social event, the film having been
nominated for seven Academy awards.