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By Krystal Leach Amante Morgan Stanley Smith Barney held a reception for Congressional Medal of Honor recipient retired Army Col. Bruce Crandall at The Beverly Hilton Thursday. The event was part of the firm’s series “A Celebration of our Freedom”, honoring the outstanding efforts and sacrifices made by the nation’s veterans. The reception was co-sponsored by The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Col. Crandall was originally awarded the Medal during a ceremony at the White House by President George W. Bush on Feb. 26, 2007. He received the medal for his heroic actions in the Vietnam War during the battle of Ia Drang and is one of 85 living Medal of Honor recipients. The evening consisted of a cocktail reception, keynote address from the Colonel and screening of a short film highlighting the history of the medal. Col. Crandall also signed copies of the book Medal Of Honor: Portraits of Honor Beyond The Call Of Duty. The book celebrates 150 years of the medal, chronicling the living recipients of the nation’s highest commendation. According to the firm’s Managing Director Bob Jerome, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been a longstanding supporter of veterans. “We have a veterans hiring network and an active internal networking program as well,” he said. “We will do 60 events around the country this year honoring these American heroes.” Jerome said that his participation in the organizing and hosting these events has afforded him the opportunity to “by far meet the most remarkable group of people I’ve ever worked with.”


Cub Scouts take a tour of The Courier. 4

Bel Air Film Festival holds it’s opening night at the Skirball Cultural Center. 5

Col. Bruce Crandall

LA Phil Keeps Chairman New partnership helps wounded soldiers get medical treatment at UCLA. 8

Mayor Barry Brucker hosts a luncheon during the annual NY Mission Trip. 12 •Fashion A-L •Health & Wellness 8-9 •Restaurant Review 13 •Arts and Entertainment 14 •Birthdays 22

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Reception Held For Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Crandall


Beverly Cafe holds its grand opening.

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Neiman Marcus Gets New GM

By Krystal Leach de Amante Beverly Hills philanthropist and successful technology entrepreneur David Bohnett has extended his term as chairman on the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s Board of Directors. Bohnett’s creative contributions during the past three years as chairman undoubtedly help improve the organization’s financial strength. His savvy negotiation skills are directly responsi(see ‘BOHNETT,’ page 21)

David Bohnett

Ariela Shani

By John L. Seitz “I’m on ‘cloud 9’ as this is my dream job” were the words of Ariela Shani as she took the reins as vice president/general manager of Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. “This City is one of the fashion capitals of the world and a trendsetter, second to none.” She succeeds John Martens, who retired from the post he had held for most of the local store’s history. (see ‘SHANI,’ page 21)

George Christy, Page 6 Designer Vicky Tiel Tells All In Her Racy Memoir; Are Too Many Black-Tie Parties Responsible For Wrecking A Marriage? Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE

CLASSIFIEDS • Announcements • Real Estate • Rentals • Sales • and More


Photographer Sahar Minoo's image “Letting Go”

BH Art Show This Weekend By Krystal Leach de Amante Some artists are fortunate to pursue their creative passions full-time, while others learn to delicately balance these artistic pursuits with the routine grind of the nine-to-five workweek. Entertainment lawyer Jack Freedman and surgery coordinator Sahar Minoo will share their

art of capturing photographic glimpses of time during this weekend’s Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens Art Show, Oct. 15-16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard. Freedman hopes to offer viewers a “tiny moment of escapism.” He admits: “We lead (see ‘AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS,’ page 12)

A WEDDING CELEBRATION—Elizabeth Taylor toasted designer Vicky Tiel and makeup artist Ron Berkeley during their 1971 marriage in London. Elizabeth fell in love with Vicky’s signature minidresses (up-to-whoopee), and partnered with her to open Vicky’s boutique at 21 Rue Bonaparte in Paris. More photos in George Christy’s column on page 6. Photo by Gianni Bozzacchi

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Beverly Hills Courier October 14, 2011 Edition