Dominick Dunne winged back to N.Y. today after a six-month stay on the Phil Spector mistrial. But before leaving he told me he had lunch today with one of the jurors–one who had voted “guilty.” He informed Dunne the jury foreman had talked a femme juror into voting (the second) “not guilty” ballot. More details from Dunne when, next Monday, he’ll submit his last Vanity Fair column on the (first?) trial for Vanity Fair. (Another column installment is momentarily also coming off the presses).
Back in town briefly is Dan Tana–he was introducing his beautiful new wife “Beebeeee” to longtime friends at his signature West Hollywood restaurant, which is celebrating its 44th year. They were married in her home town, Belgrade. Tana, a partner of the Red Star soccer team and President of the Serbian All-Star National soccer Team, departs Monday to oversee games across Europe for the next three weeks. He stops in England to visit the location of “Things We Lost in the Fire.” His daughter Gabrielle is a producer of the film, starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Aidan McArdle and Emily Jewell.
“Planet L.A.” airs on KTLA, Sept.29 (8-10 p.m.), and Sunday, Sept. 30 (3-5 p.m.) with reps from all walks of L.A. life appearing giving their input on our town. Lynn Adams, exec producer, tells me the revelations will even astonish us (longtime) inhabitants. Like–the depth of poverty, density of the population–survival skills of the immigrants, looksee into the arts and entertainment, of course in the 62 interviews and–well, stay tuned.
The National Park Service is researching the film television and commercial history of both Franklin Canyon and the Paramount Ranch. The history for both of these filming locations goes back into the ’20s but most of the documented information of what was shot has been lost. Anyone who has knowledge and information about having worked there should call Patty Morrison at 818-286-5009 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.