Pittsburgh Film Office rolls out Lights! Glamour! Action!
The Pittsburgh Film Office rolled out the red carpet for more than 900 socials on Sunday at Stage AE on the North Shore for its annual Lights! Glamour! Action! Oscars party, where any ill will concerning a forgotten invitation to the Academy Awards out in LaLa Land were quickly forgotten as our own glitterati began making their predictions upon arrival.
"I'm praying it's Colin Firth!" mused WTAE's Sally Wiggin.
Gorgeous shades of royal blue wore the crown this year as the preferred hue for a majority of the ladies amongst the usual pops of red, black and green, although hats off to the gents for upping the ante with their own version of the alternatux.
"Well, I had a black tux but I lost a lot of weight in the butt and it didn't fit anymore!" laughed John Gurman, while David Shirey gave the illusion of going traditional until closer inspection.
"Everyone who touches it says, 'Is that felt?' and I say, 'It is now!'" he laughed.
PFO board chair Russ Streiner and his son, Justin, party co-chairs Dr. Ken and Tracy Melani, Mike Dolan, Joe and Lynn Smith, Alan and Diane Perer, David and Katy Caliguiri, and Jessica Conner were just some of the who's who arriving for the VIP party alone, which this year swelled to 500-plus attendees that was also rumored to include Hizzoner Ravenstahl, who has been laying low as of late.
Inside, a live feed from the West Coast showed us what was happening on the other red carpet, although our attention was soon diverted by the arrival of PFO director Dawn Keezer with her plus-one, Cody Cluff and their son, Carter, whose very own mini-tux ensured he got our vote for best accessory.
"He hates me right now!" she laughed.
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