Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala

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Last night at the Waldorf-Astoria, Bette Midler hosted Hulaween 2010, her annual gala to benefit the New York Restoration Project. This year's event honored Senator John Kerry and featured a special performance by Paul Simon, a costume contest judged by Michael Kors and a live auction with Judy Gold

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Photos by Walter McBride / WM Photos

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Hulaween's 15th Avviversary

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Hulaween

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Hulaween

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Hulaween

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
"Birdie" Mascot

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Judy Gold as Eleanor Roosevelt

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Judy Gold as Eleanor Roosevelt

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Judy Gold as Eleanor Roosevelt with girlfriend as Teddy Roosevelt

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Judy Gold as Eleanor Roosevelt

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Liz Smith with Judy Gold as Eleanor Roosevelt with girlfriend as Teddy Roosevelt

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
John Kerry

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
John Kerry & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
John Kerry & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
John Kerry & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
John Kerry, Bette Midler & Alexandra Kerry

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
John Kerry, Bette Midler & Alexandra Kerry

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Alexandra Kerry

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Alexandra Kerry

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Michael Kors

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Michael Kors & Boyfriend

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Michael Kors

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler & Gilles Marini

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Gilles Marini

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Gilles Marini

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Gilles Marini

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Gilles Marini

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Gilles Marini

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler with John McEnroe & Patty Smyth

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler with John McEnroe & Patty Smyth

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler with John McEnroe & Patty Smyth

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
John McEnroe & Patty Smyth

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
John McEnroe & Patty Smyth

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
John McEnroe & Patty Smyth

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Liz Smith

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Liz Smith & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Ryan Paul Simmons

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Guests - The Food Network

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Guests - The Food Network

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
George Whipple

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
George Whipple

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
James L. Nederlander Jr.

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Margo McNabb

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
(l-r) First Row SpotCo Advertising president Drew Hodges, Molly Ives, Margo McNabb, Ric Swezey, Priscilla executive producer Alecia Parker; (Standing): Mike Ives, Priscilla producers Nick Scandalios, James L. Nederlander Jr., Liz Koops, Garry McQuinn

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Alecia Parker, Ric Swezey, Margo NcNabb, Priscilla producers James L. Nederlander Jr., Garry McQuinn and Liz Koops, Mike Ives

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Bette Midler huddles with Margo McNabb and her fellow Priscilla producers Liz Koops and Garry McQuinn

 Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
James L. Nederlander Jr. & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Priscilla executive producer Alecia Parker, Priscilla producers Nick Scandalios and James L. Nederlander Jr., Margo McNabb, Priscilla producers Bette Midler, Liz Koops and Garry McQuinn, Ric Swezey

 Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Priscilla producer James L. Nederlander Jr. and wife Margo McNabb, Rick Swezey, Molly and Mike Ives and Priscilla producer Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Molly Ives, Priscilla producers James L. Nederlander Jr. and Liz Koops

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Priscilla producer James L. Nederlander Jr. as "Bob" and fellow producers Nick Scandalios and Liz Koops as "Divas"

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala
Priscilla producer James L. Nederlander Jr. as "Bob" and fellow producers Nick Scandalios and Liz Koops as "Divas"

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala

New York Restoration Project

Photo Coverage: 15th Annual Hulaween Benefit Gala

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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