flat stanley at the Oscars!!

by gurumommy on March 1, 2011

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OMG!  This is hysterical!!  Only in LA would the travels of Flat Stanley make it to a pre-Oscar party and be written about in the Wall Street Journal!  Marshall Heyman writes that:

In this sea of fabulous, the guest who was having the best time seemed to be a gentleman named Flat Stanley.In case you don’t know about Flat Stanley, he is Stanley Lambchop, a character created by Jeff Brown. As part of an international literacy project, children and their families take photographs of paper cut-outs of Flat Stanley in far-flung locations and compile them for school projects.

In case you don’t know about Flat Stanley, he is Stanley Lambchop, a character created by Jeff Brown. As part of an international literacy project, children and their families take photographs of paper cut-outs of Flat Stanley in far-flung locations and compile them for school projects.

Dianne Vavra, who works in public relations at Dior Beauty, was carrying her 8-year-old son’s paper cutout of Flat Stanley in her purse.

“Sharon Stone and I were joking about how I hadn’t taken enough pictures with Flat Stanley,” said Ms. Vavra. “She said, ‘Why don’t you bust him out at dinner?’”

With Ms. Stone’s assistance, that’s what Ms. Vavra did. The “Basic Instinct” star grabbed Flat Stanley and took him to pose with actress Emmy Rossum, who is currently on Showtime’s “Shameless” and will sing the National Anthem at NASCAR this weekend in lieu of going to Oscar parties.

The Academy Awards turns films and movie stars into enduring icons. The Oscars are just as famous for its high fashion moments. WSJ’s Elva Ramirez speaks to celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch about his favorite Oscars gowns of all time.

“Donato,” Ms. Stone said, calling over a photographer. “Will you just take a picture of Emmy with Flat Stanley?”

It would be easy to see Flat Stanley as a metaphor for any old party crasher or as a figurative stand-in for the nicely coiffed ladies and gentlemen who fill the background of these glamorous affairs but never get their names in columns like this one.

But, insisted Ms. Stone, Flat Stanley may have been the most famous person at the party. “Every mom knows Flat Stanley. All our kids had to do it,” she said. “I just encouraged Dianne to bring him out.”

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