Lights! Camera! Party action! Hollywood glamour combined with Baltimore glitz as the exhibition, "Filming Maryland," had its preview with a "Silver Screen Party" at the Maryland Historical Society.
About 400 guests were greeted by "paparazzi" outside before getting a chance to see the exhibit, which featured props and photographs from movies about, and filmed in, Maryland.
Among the movie fans at the premiere: Barbara Katz and Marcy Sagel, event co-chairs; Dean Alexander, Dolores DeLuxe, Rebecca Jessop and Dabney Neblett, event committee members; Stan Klinefelter, Maryland Historical Society board chair; Greg Barnhill, board member; Dennis Fiori, Historical Society director; Leith Johnson, exhibition curator; John Waters, Baltimore filmmaker; Pat Moran, Baltimore casting director; Mary Vivian Pearce and Sue Lowe, actors; Mike Styer, Maryland Film Office director; Jed Dietz, Maryland Film Festival founder; Steve Yeager, Baltimore filmmaker; Michael Johnson, Heritage Film Museum director; Bob Adams, owner of Flashback, a Fells Point store; David Cordish, Cordish and Associates president; Ken Conklin, Pier 5 Hotel general manager; and Dr. Julia McMillan, associate professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The opening night party raised $30,000 for the Maryland Historical Society.