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California Dreaming Los Angeles Party

28 Nov 2007

California Dreaming Los Angeles Party

November 15th was a night to remember for those invited by Genesis Publications to celebrate the publication of California Dreaming with special guest Henry Diltz. The private party was held at Genesis colleague Rona Elliot's beautiful Bel Air house, which was filled with Henry's prints and the smell of incense, while guests ate at tie-dye covered tables under the stars.

Many of Henry's dearest friends, as well as several of the contributors to the book - Graham Nash, Michelle Phillips, Ned Doheny, Micky Dolenz, Paul Zollo and Renais Jeanne-Hill - turned up to honour not only Henry's friendship but also his significant contribution to the music history of southern California.

Also putting in an appearance were Brian Wilson, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr with his wife Barbara Bach and Olivia Harrison. Ringo and Olivia were delighted when Henry presented them with complimentary copies of his book.

Several copies of the book were sold which Henry took time to personalise in his impressively-neat hand-writing. Rona Elliot said a few words to honour Henry, describing the evening as a "Henry Love-fest", which spurred Graham Nash, Micky Dolenz and Michelle Phillips to stand up and make impromptu speeches of their own about the much-loved photographer.

Henry's prints were on display all over Rona's beautiful home © Henry Diltz

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