Sunday, April 14, 2024

Joely Fisher, Survivor of a Hollywood Childhood and Ellen’s Coming Out, Will Direct Her First Feature


Joely Fisher, an actress/singer (“Ellen” “Til Death” “Last Man Standing,” is true child of Hollywood. Her late father was the singer Eddie Fisher and her mom is the actress/singer Connie Stevens. Carrie Fisher, to whom she was close, was her beloved half sister. Joely is about to direct her first feature, “Oliver Storm,” which will be shot in Thailand.

We caught up with her at Doris Bergman’s 10th Anniversary Oscar Style Lounge and Party at Fig and Olive in West Hollywood. Fisher, who has directed and acted in many TV series, is eying a trilogy, along with a book and interactive game for the family adventure story. (Yes, this is the same Joely Fisher who starred in 95 episodes of “Ellen” in the 90s and was there when Degeneres had her brilliant and brave coming out.)

Co-written by her sister Tricia Leigh Fisher, the film is not cast yet, but she hopes it’s with some of her showbiz friends she’s grown up with. “I’ve grown up in this business. So I’m trying to create a repertory company. I have a barn now, lets put on a show!” Her book, “Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, And Misadventures,” released this past November, is still doing well. Her sister is always “non stop on my mind. I miss Carrie desperately all the time.”

Switching gears, the celebs, which included Viola Davis, Bruce Dern, Anita Pointer, Steven Bauer, Jake Busey, songwriter Carol Connors, Susan Anton, Jon Mack, Judy Tenuta and more, got to enjoy buzzed about products, jewelry, clothes and more. The hugely popular Twisted Silver with their chic jewelry, Handmade Hearts by Hillel, Beauty Kitchen Booth, My Saint, My Hero bracelets, Timmy Woods Handbags, Curtis & Co. Timepieces, hip Hypo Footwear, Help Lifestyle Network’s pro CBD brand of balms and salves and Impromptu Lola Lipstick, For vodka lovers there was Bulgarian Vodka and Precious Vodka (in a signature diamond shape bottles.) Hint Water, Balance organic body butter, Sunless beauty, Sue Wong Fashions and perfume, Montrose Regenerative Cosmetics & Laser Center and the A plus Art Lewis Bespoke, custom men’s wear, stylish suits and tuxedos. The men in Tinsel town all flock to him. There was Life Coach William Constantine, Author Debbi DiMaggio Lights, Camera, Action,” Team Power real estate, Authors Alexis Hunter/Joi Lansing “A Body To Die For,” Black Horn Imports, CURTIS & Co. Timepieces and more. For canines, Pampered Pets with CJS Homemade Pet Treats and Pet Staycations, were a must stop. And the widely popular Hollywood Nail & Bone nail polish which supports pet rescue and adoption. Wednesday’s child, which supports the LA foster care system, was educating the VIP’s.

The title sponsor gave the guests lovely wine to sip. So eating a delicious brunch buffet and sipping, a lovely way to spend an afternoon Doris Bergman Hollywood style!

Leah Sydney
Leah Sydney
Leah Sydney writes from Los Angeles for A seasoned journalist with a long history during the halcyon days of the NY Daily News, Leah is a member of the Critics Choice and Rotten Tomatoes.

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