“Let the mayhem begin!”
It was a line uttered by Jonathan Pryce, the villain in United Artists’ “Tomorrow Never Dies” — but it also served as a description of the lavish and impressive post-preem party at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, where preemgoers were packed shoulder holster-to-shoulder holster.
MGM/UA hosted more than 2,000 Bond fans, who sipped shaken martinis from 007-engraved glasses, grazed on the buffet (created by Wolfgang Puck, executed by Restaurant Associates), and then played blackjack and craps — but no baccarat.
The studio contingent included MGM chairman-CEO Frank Mancuso, UA prexy Lindsay Doran and MGM worldwide marketing prexy Gerry Rich. Also repping the film were Pierce Brosnan and co-stars Michelle Yeoh and Teri Hatcher.