Like fireflies drawn to the light, a plethora of paparazzi hovered around star siblings Nicky and Paris Hilton as they arrived at the Photographer’s Gallery one evening in late June. Along with their mother, the society sisters hosted a silent auction of images captured over the years by celebrity artists Slim Aarons and Murray Garrett. Held in aid of P.S. Arts, an organization dedicated to preserving the arts in the school curriculum, intimate black and white portraits of President Kennedy at the Sunset Lodge in Montego Bay, Jamaica, silver screen idols Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, Gary Cooper and Van Heflin at Romanoff’s in Beverly Hills and a technicolor tribute to Hugh Hefner and his Playboy bunnies at the Key Club in Chicago back in 1960 were just a few of the iconic images on display as prized photos went under the gavel.
Located on North La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, the Photographer’s Gallery, which is filled with framed famous faces (photographs of Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe are just a few that line the walls) is open seven days a week.
In the following Pacific Coast News clip, Paris and Nicky Hilton pose for the press before being escorted into the gallery.