(PRWEB) January 07, 2014
Writers In Treatment will honor Carrie White, Hollywood hairdresser to the stars and the author of Upper Cut, with the Experience, Strength and Hope Award on Thursday, February 13, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Ed Begley Jr. will host the event and actress Joanna Cassidy (Body of Proof, Blade Runner) will present the award to Carrie White. The evening will also feature two hilarious performances by stand-up comedians Alonzo Bodden and Ritch Shydner as well as a special guest appearance by actress Mackenzie Phillips from “One Day at a Time.”
The Experience, Strength and Hope Award is given to well-known individuals who have written courageous and honest memoirs about their journey from addiction to recovery. Past honorees include Duran Durans John Taylor, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Academy Award winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr.
Whites autobiography, Upper Cut, details her life as the First Lady of Hairdressing during the 60s, 70s and 80scollaborating with Richard Avedon on shoots for Vogue, partying with Jim Morrison, giving Sharon Tate her signature California style, getting high with Jimi Hendrix, and counting Jennifer Jones, Elizabeth Taylor and Goldie Hawn among her favorite clients.
But behind the glamorous fa