Here’s a time lapse of the stars making their grand entrances.
Once, during the Clinton administration, I was at one of the dinner and Sharon Stone sashayed in as photographers clicked and attendees began to coo.
And just as she began to pose, everybody starting booing. It was hilarious to watch her visage of rapturous conceit collapse into a frown of stunned concern.
What she didn’t realize – and maybe never realized, was at that very moment Clinton accusseur Paula Jones – of course detested by the Washington crowd – suddenly descended an escalator just behind Stone. The catcalls were for Paula, but it sure ruined Sharon’s Washington moment.
Notice the rabid photographers. Not sure if I’ve mentioned it on the blog before, but there’s nothing more dangerous for a print reporter than to get in the way of one of the “photogs” when whatever they need to photograph has suddenly materialized.