Here are some photos from 1998 when my husband and I went to see the Black Eyed Peas at the Universal City Walk. This was at the very beginning of their career so it was no big deal to walk right up to will.i.am, apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas. I can honestly say, most people were not there to see the Black Eyed Peas, nor did they even seem to know who the Black Eyed Peas were. The event was for Kobe, a Galaxy (soccer) player and the Black Eyed Peas just happened to be the entertainment. My husband and I were one of maybe 5 people who were there for the Black Eyed Peas only. Check out these photos.
The Black Eyed Peas (Manager?) was so excited that I knew all the words to all the songs that he insisted that I get them to sign the Behind The Front album cover (scroll down to take a look). My husband took these photos of me with the band. Notice, no one was paying any attention to us, we were in the middle of the store and not one person asked for their autographs or to take their pictures…too bad for them! I KNEW the Black Eyed Peas would go places!
Look at how young Taboo is in this picture. If the Black Eyed Peas had been discouraged early on and given up, they wouldn’t be who they are today. The same tenacity, faith and persistence that I’m sure they use to be successful is available and possible for all of us. In fact, if you listen to some of their lyrics, that’s exactly the message they want to convey. Believe it for yourself and great things can and WILL happen!
Here is the promo Behind the Front album cover I got signed by the Black Eyed Peas at the store that day. I didn’t want to take it out of the glass so it is a little fuzzy….Sorry about that.
Sheri and Dr. Kate hang out in Phyllis Diller’s costume room. Check out the zebra covering on the wall and ceiling. You can’t see it here, but one entire wall is all wigs from the rainbow afro wig to the spiky wild woman wig. You can see a few of her costumes off to the side. The room was filled with fun sequin costumes with feather boas and all kinds of other good stuff!
Here is a portrait near Phyllis Diller’s fireplace. If you look very closely you’ll see it’s a collage of everything from bottle caps, to a can of Beef Bouillon to hair spray cans to a tube of Poli-Grip to plastic hair rollers. Such fun.
While I was there I bought a piece of art called “Four O’Clock Kitty Time” and also asked Ms. Diller to sign a photo. It was fun to tour her hallway, see her workspaces and to lounge in her large living room alongside a Baby Grand Piano.
Check out some of our fun photos from the Marilyn Monroe Media Event and advance tour of the “World Premier of Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit.” aboard the Queen Mary. We had a blast! Go to http://www.queenmary.com/marilyn.php for more information.
Sheri Zampelli and Dr. Kate Bergam pose with the Marilyn Monroe look-alikes, aren’t they fun?
Hugh Hefner is interviewed on the red carpet as Playboy Bunny’s stand by.
Sheri Zampelli runs into some of her favorite people from the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce:
Edwina McKay from Drake Office Overload http://www.drakeintl.com,
Mike Johnson, Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Membership http://www.lbchamber.com/chamber/staff.asp,
Steven Kimbrough, Owner of Laugh is Hope Comedy Club www.laughishope.com
and on the end, Richard Greenbaum, Attorney at Law with his assistant, Patricia. www.rwgreenbaum.com
Hugh Hefner poses with all the Marilyn Monroe Look-Alikes
Panel members discuss the topic: Was it Really Suicide?
Panel Members include: June DiMaggio (niece of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn’s closest friend), Robert W. Otto, President and CEO of Marilyn Monroe Exhibits, Hugh Hefner, Mark Roesler, chairman and CEO of CMG Worldwide.
According to June DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe was a very intelligent woman who often read and quoted Emerson. Why is it that our society rarely allows a woman to be beautiful, sexy AND intelligent?
Sheri Zampelli and Dr. Kate Bergam with Comic, Roy Anthony.
Sheri Zampelli and Dr. Kate Bergam with Comic, Roy Anthony and Comedy Club Owner, Steven Kimbrough.
To see all photos from the Marilyn Monroe Event on the Queen Mary, Scroll Up!
Sheri Zampelli and Dr. Kate Bergam in front of a beautiful Cadillac.
Marilyn Monroe ice sculpture. Doesn’t it look great against the woodwork in the Queen Mary Grand Ballroom?