Final Story

December 30, 2011

I was asked to photograph the Long Beach Storytellers finale.   I was at an event before and really loved it.  The competitors get 6 minutes to tell a story.  Any story.    The finale had the winners from prior events competing for the title and $100.

It was a full house at the Long Beach Playhouse.   The place was beautiful, personal and simple.   Loved the theater in the round aspect too.

The contestants were incredible – although two people didn’t show up (which is weird).   One of the judges was the iconic actor/songwriter Paul Williams who told a tale of his antics with legendary Johnny Carson writer, Pat McCormick. Another judge, the hilarious David Letterman announcer Alan Kalter, told a Raquel Welch story that was hilarious.

My only issue is that I wish there were more stories!   Mariana Williams was the host – she’s a great storyteller herself – and Hitoshi Hosoda Hosoda was the winner!

Mariana Williams With a Full House

Mariana Williams With a Full House

 

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

 

Alan Kalter

Alan Kalter

 

Hitoshi is the Winner!

Hitoshi is the Winner!

 

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