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Princess Yasmin Aga Khan Accepts Award For Rita Hayworth At Star Studded Event For The Gold Coast Arts Center and International Film Festival

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan Accepts Award For Rita Hayworth At Star Studded Event For The Gold Coast Arts Center and International Film Festival
Edwina Sandys, Regina Gil, Princess Yasmin Aga Kahn, Budd Burton Moss, Caroline Sorokoff

Edwina Sandys, Regina Gil, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Budd Burton Moss, Caroline Sorokoff Photo by Blaise

The Gold Coast Arts Center and International Film Festival last night paid tribute to Rita Hayworth honoring her with the first Burton Moss Hollywood Golden Era Award. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Rita Hayworth’s daughter accepted the award that was designed by internationally renowned artist/sculptor Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill. The event was held in the gorgeous Soho loft of Ms. Sandy’s.

Haley Swindal

Haley Swindal photo by Stephen Sorokoff

Haley Swindal

Haley Swindal photo by Stephen Sorokoff

The event included Haley Swindal who paid tribute with a Hollywood tribute and a few of the songs Rita Hayworth made famous.

Caroline Moss, Princess Yasmin Aga Kahn, Budd Burton Moss

Carolyn Moss, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Budd Burton Moss Photo by Blaise

Budd Burton Moss, Rita Hayworth’s agent and longtime friend paid tribute to her, as Joel Grey, Budd’s longtime friend introduced him. Many important people were there for Budd including Tony Award winning producer Jean Doumanian and theatre legend Laura Pels.

Joel Grey

Joel Grey Photo Magda Katz

Edwina Sandys, Regina Gil, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan Photo by Blaise

Regina Gil founder and executive director of the Gold Coast Arts Center & International Film Festival presented the award to Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.

Caroline Sorokoff

Caroline Sorokoff Photo by Stephen Sorokoff

Caroline Sorokoff, director of the Gold Coast International Film Festival and associate director talked about the amazing things the art center does. One of their programs Making Memories is a series of special programs specifically designed for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Individuals of all ages enjoy clips of classic films, followed by guided conversation and reminiscence. Recognizing that movies have the power to spark memories and create emotional connections, these events present an opportunity to engage in discussion while socializing with others, which most Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients need.

Joel Grey, Richard Thomas

Joel Grey, Richard Thomas Photo Magda Katz

The Festival’s tribute to Rita Hayworth will be held November 11th.

Regina Gil, Edwina Sandys

Regina Gil, Edwina Sandys Photo by Stephen Sorokoff

The Festival will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of Pal Joey, starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak with a screening of the film followed by a live Q&A with Sinatra’s granddaughter, Amanda Erlinger.

The award

The award

Rita Hayworth died of early-onset Alzheimer’s, a disease that was little understood at the time. Her daughter, Princess Yasmin, is a tireless champion for the Alzheimer’s Association, which promotes awareness and understanding of the disease. The Gold Coast Arts Center and the Gold Coast International Film Festival are partnering this year with the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation to produce the Making Memories programs for people with memory-loss related diseases, and their caregivers.

Edwina Sandys

The Art of Edwina Sandys

The Gold Coast International Film Festival will run from November 5 – 14 at multiple venues throughout the storied gold coast of Long Island. Featured in this year’s over 80 feature length and short films is Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, followed by Q&A with his granddaughter Edwina Sandys.

Edwina Sandys

Edwina Sandys lovely home photo by Stephen Sorokoff

Permanent, stars Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson.

Stephen Sorokoff

Stephen Sorokoff playing for guests Photo by Eda Sorokoff

Dog Years, starring Burt Reynolds.

Caroline Sorokoff, Haley Swindal

Caroline Sorokoff, Haley Swindal Photo by Stephen Sorokoff

Plus documentaries about Hedy Lamarr, Manolo Blahnik, The Paris Opera, Bill Nye, famed photographer Tony Vaccaro and more.

Budd Burton Moss, Joel Grey, Stephen Sorokoff, Richard Thomas

Budd Burton Moss, Joel Grey, Stephen Sorokoff, Richard Thomas photo by Eda Sorokoff

As in years past the festival also includes top films from several countries including France, Spain, the UK, Iran and Israel.

Stephen Sorokoff

Happy Birthday Stephen from Edwina Sandys

The night also included a celebration of T2C’s Stephen Sorokoff’s birthday. Happy Birthday Stephen!

Joel Grey

Joel Grey Photo Magda Katz

Louise Lasser

Louise Lasser Photo Magda Katz

Greg Mullavey, Budd Buron Moss, Louise Lasser

Greg Mullavey, Budd Buron Moss, Louise Lasser Photo Magda Katz

Carole Shelley, Greg Mullavey, Budd Buron Moss, Louise Lasser

Carole Shelley, Greg Mullavey, Budd Buron Moss, Louise Lasser Photo Magda Katz

Carole Shelley, Budd Buron Moss

Carole Shelley, Budd Buron, Carolyn Moss  Photo Magda Katz

Haley Swindal, Edwina Sandys

Haley Swindal, Edwina Sandys photo by Stephen Sorokoff

 

 

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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