MARC HUESTIS CELEBRATES 17 YEARS OF CELEB-RATIONS AND BENEFIT EVENTS

San Francisco, CA ….Impressario Marc Huestis celebrates over 25 tribute/benefit events now in their 17’th year. These singular evenings have included:

  • THE UNSINKABLE DEBBIE REYNOLDS (July, 2005)
  • A TRIBUTE TO TONY CURTIS (Nov, 2008)
  • LADIES & GENTLEMEN PREFER JANE RUSSELL (July, 2004)
  • AN EVENING WITH ANN-MARGRET (Feb, 2002)
  • SPARKLE, PATTY, SPARKLE with Patty Duke Live (July 2009)
  • ROMEO & JULIET WITH OLIVIA HUSSEY LIVE! (Feb, 2008)
  • MILDRED PIERCE WITH ANN BLYTH LIVE! (July, 2006)
  • A SALUTE TO MISS MITZI GAYNOR (July 2008)
  • BAD BOYS OF PROJECT RUNWAY (July 2007)
  • AN EVENING WITH ANN MILLER (July 2002)’
  • I BOUGHT A BLUE CAR TODAY with ALAN CUMMING IN PERFORMANCE (July, 2010)
  • A JOHN WATERS X-MAS with noted director John Waters (December 2003, December, 1996)
  • ORIGIN OF LOVE a Valentines Celebration with JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL (Feb, 2009)
  • A HEDWIGGED OUT X-MAS (Dec, 2003)
  • ORIGIN OF LOVE with JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL (Feb 2009)
  • JUSTIN BOND:CLOSE TO YOU (Feb 14, 2010)
  • A VICTOR/VICTORIA VALENTINE with Lesley Ann Warren hosted by Coco Peru (Feb, 2011)
  • A JUDY GARLAND CHRISTMAS with Margaret O’Brien (December, 2004)
  • SUMMER BEACH PARTY with Troy Donahue & Sandra Dee (July, 1998)
  • NEW YEAR’S BLOW-OUT ON THE SS POSEIDON with Carol Lynley & Stella Stevens (Dec, 2000, Nov 1995)
  • VALLEY OF THE DOLLS with star Barbara Parkins (July, 1997)
  • CHRISTMAS WITH CHRISTINA CRAWFORD with Christina Crawford live. (December, 1997)
  • A GALA TRIBUTE TO BARBARA EDEN (July 2011)
  • JOAN BAEZ & RENO TOGETHER AT LAST!- With Performance by Baez & Reno (March, 2003)
  • HO DOWN WITH KAREN BLACK (July, 2000)
  • LINDA BLAIR LIVE! with Linda Blair (Oct. 2001)
  • POLTERGEIST with JoBeth Williams Live (Oct, 2010)
  • THE BAD SEED Patty McCormack in conversation with Michael Musto (July, 1999)
  • A JUDY GARLAND CHRISTMAS with Lorna Luft (December, 1999)
  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD with “Scout” Mary Badham Live interviewed by Armistead Maupin
  • GYPSY ROSE LEE’S HOME MOVIES presented by Erik Lee Preminger (Nov. 1998)
  • A CARRIE WHITE CHRISTMAS with Piper Laurie with greeting by Sissy Spacek (Dec. 1998)
  • A TRIBUTE TO BILLY WILDER with Edie Adams & participation of Jack Lemmon (April 2000)
  • CREATE PEACE (July 2003) An All-Star Benefit With Janeane Garofalo, Hector Elizondo, Mike Farrell
  • HEAT with Sylvia Miles (May, 1996)
  • THE NUTTY PROFESSOR with Stella Stevens (July, 1996)

These events have not only received local publicity, but attention in such national venues as the New York Times,L.A. Times, Variety, Liz Smith, the London Times, Out Magazine, E!’s Gossip Show, and the Village Voice.

Celebrities that have participated in Huestis’ galas (both here and out-of-town) in the past include:
  • Alan Cumming
  • Ann-Margret
  • Ann Blyth
  • Ann Miller
  • Armistead Maupin
  • Barbara Eden
  • Barbara Parkins
  • Bruce Vilanch
  • Carol Lynley
  • Christina Crawford
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Edie Adams
  • Erik Lee Preminger
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Hector Elizondo
  • Jack Lemmon
  • Jane Russell
  • Janeane Garofalo
  • Jeffrey Sebelia
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Joan Baez
  • JoBeth Williams
  • John Cameron Mitchell
  • John Schlesinger
  • John Waters
  • Justin Vivian Bond
  • Karen Black
  • Lady Bunny
  • Lesley Ann Warren
  • Linda Blair
  • Lypsinka
  • Margaret O’Brien
  • Mary Badham
  • Michael Musto
  • Michelle Shocked
  • Mike Farrell
  • Mitzi Gaynor
  • Patty Duke
  • Patty McCormack
  • Patricia Clarksen
  • Piper Laurie
  • Reno
  • Rex Reed
  • Sandra Dee
  • Santino Rice
  • Sissy Spacek
  • Stella Stevens
  • Sylvia Miles
  • Thelma Houston
  • Tony Curtis
  • Tony Kushner
  • Ted Casablanca
  • Troy Donahue
  • Varla Jean Merman

Local luminaries include

  • Arturo Galster
  • Connie Champagne
  • Heklina
  • Joan Jett Black
  • Marga Gomez
  • Matthew Martin
  • Paula West

 

Lesley Ann Warren at tribute in February 2011 Debbie Reynolds at tribute in July 2005
Lesley Ann Warren at tribute in
February 2011
Debbie Reynolds at tribute in July 2005 Jane Russell with Matthew Martin &
Jordon L’Moore in July 2004¬†

¬†Partial proceeds always benefit needy AIDS/socially conscious organizations. Significant funds have been raised for such organizations as Ward 5-A, AIDS Emergency Fund, Project Inform, Project Open Hand, A New Leaf, Visual AID, Family Link, CUAV, Maitri, the Redstone Building and Different Light’s Readers and Writers Conference.

For more information, please contact Outsider Enterprises at 415 863-0611.