Jerry Weintraub's Tribute To Sherry Wolf

Famed producer, Jerry Weintraub, hosted a Tribute Dinner party for artist Sherry Wolf in honor of her bravery after her return to painting following the tragic loss of her beloved daughter Chelsea. Chelsea was only 22 when she died on December 24, 2009.

Jerry Weintraub is known for producing mega movie hits such as "Oceans 11,12, 13", the "Karate Kid" movies, Barry Levinson's "Diner", and Robert Altmanss "Nashville", to name a few. He managed and promoted such stars as Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley and John Denver. He was executive producer of HBO's series "The Brink", and HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" which he won an Emmy. In 2014 he won another Emmy for "Years of Living Dangerously". In 2011, HBO broadcasted a television documentary about Jerry Weintraub's life, called "His Way".

Jerry Weintraub began collecting Sherry Wolf's paintings in the 1970s. His Palm Desert home, as seen in Architectural Digest, boasts a huge collection of Sherry Wolf's paintings. Included in the collection is the entire series of Hollywood stars from a bygone era, such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, and Groucho Marx, among others.

Inspired by her time in Palm Desert, Sherry Wolf's new works reflected the attraction the west coast has with mid century modernism. She incorporated her super realism with a 60ies flair.

The tribute dinner was a star studded Hollywood event that was typical for this mega producer. George Clooney said lovingly " You can't say no to Jerry". Jerry was able to get any huge celebrity to star in his films because the word "no" is not in his vocabulary. Kevin Spacey said at the event "Jerry is one of a kind. He is a visionary and a man of honor".

Among the guests of Mega Producer Jerry Weintraub and girlfriend Susie Ekins was:

Award winning actor Kevin Spacey; Actress/singer/entrepreneur Suzanne Somers and husband Alan Hamel;Harold Matzner (president of the Palm Springs International Film Festival); Supermodel Beverly Johnson and boyfriend Brian Mailian; Stacey and Greg Ranker (Guthy-Renker Corporation infomercials); Joan and Larry Flax (co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen); Phyllis and Dennis Washington (Industrialist and Horation Alger recipient); Joan Dale and RD Hubbard (founder of Bighorn Golf Club); Aubrey Serfling (president of Eisenhower Medical Center); Ghada and Ray Irani (former CEO of Occidental Petroleum); Victoria's Secret Model Rosie Huntington-Whitely pictured in from of Sherry Wolf painting at Weintraub residence.