This week, gracias a mis amigas Lucia y Martha, fuimos al book signing de Pedro Almodóvar’s book “The Almodóvar Archives” at the beautiful Taschen Book Store in Beverly Hills.
A few lucky fans got a chance to meet and greet the film maestro, and he is a lovely, funny and charming man. Se me hace que es una persona que se ha de divertir mucho con sus ideas y su creatividad. Imagine what his mind looks like! All those colors popping all over the place, all those stories and visuals of the movies he creates.
As an added treat, también estuvo Antonio Banderas, one of his first actor discoveries all the way back in the late 1980′s, and apparently still a beloved friend after all these years. They had a brief Q&A session which was initially done in English, but as Mr. Almodovar got more animated, he asked for a translator, para poderse expresar agusto. Banderas is currently starring in the latest film, the dramatic thriller “La Piel que Habito” (The Skin I Live In) which is getting rave reviews.
Here’s a few pictures from the event. Truly a memorable evening I shall never forget.
Even after all these years, they still love each other. Pedro Almodóvar and Antonio Banderas had an animated and funny Q&A session for the fans who attended the book signing.
The man, the film genius! Almodóvar was happy to sign copies of his book for his fans.
Two of his biggest fans, Martha Coronel and Lucia Peraza pose with their friend, Pedro Almodóvar.
Here it is, a book signed for a Very Important Person!
Lucia admires the book as they specially package it. The book weighs all of 12 pounds and has all sorts of pictures and memorabilia from all of Almodóvar's films.
The actor Carlos Leal starred in the Almodóvar movie "Abrazos Rotos" with Penelope Cruz. ¡Es muy guapo! Además saludó a Almodóvar muy efusivamente y compró su libro.
This is the carrying box of the book. Only 1,250 copies were made of this special edition.
Charlotte Taschen, one of the Taschen family daughters, flew in from London to present the book.
Todos queriamos "say hello." The Taschen bookstore in Beverly Hills, California. Almodóvar fans crowd the store for a chance to meet him.
At Taschen they have the most beautiful and original books on art, lifestyle, travel, and photography.
My kind of place.
Arte en el techo. One of the many fabulous art collages hanging from the ceiling.