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The Red Carpet Rolls Out
~ Excerpted from Paper City, June 2005.
By Molly Lori. Photography by John Gibbons.

A Tinseltown-style searchlight beckoned glam guests to the carpeted sidewalks leading into Ędicule and Urban Chateau on upper Sacramento Street for a night of carousing in the spirit of the Rat Pack days. A 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith was parked in front of Urban Chateau, where owner Terry Gross welcomed guests, along with Marilyn Monroe (aka Christina Kramlich in a vintage Lagerfeld top and Adolfo skirt) and Joan Crawford (aka Samantha Weaver). Holding court in the store was author and PaperCity interior design editor Diane Dorrans Saeks, signing her latest book, Hollywood Style (Rizzoli). Saeks was surprised and delighted to have her own Hollywood Star painted on the sidewalk near Ędicule.

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