Allee Willis & Paul Reubens

Submitted by BeeJay March 6th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

This totally awesome picture of Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) was recently sent to me by a friend and it totally made my day. I don´t know where it was taken, but you, Allee, said you believe it was taken taken at Chasens at a pre-Grammy party thrown by Scott Sanders and Radio City. Your jacket is marvellous and Pauls face expression priceless!

4 Responses to “Allee Willis & Paul Reubens”

  1. Allee Willis

    Yes, BeeJay posted this on the AWMOK Facebook page yesterday and i asked her to post it here. My brain rattled enough to remember that Paul and I were at a pre-Grammy party thrown by Radio City, of which Scott Sanders was CEO at the time. Scott went on to produce my musical, The Color Purple, and Paul/Pee Wee was who introduced me to Scott when he brought him to the set of the “Right On Track” music video I built the whole set and all the props for. ( That was also the first time I met Stephen Bray, whose group, Breakfast Club, recorded the song. I also cowrote The Color Purple with Stephen so ultimately this is a very synchronistic photo!

    This is one of the few photos I have of that jacket that I made with Beverly Klein, who I was making a lot of my clothes with at the time. The jacket was made out of pink leather, cowhide, and plastic covered vintage photos.

  2. BeeJay

    Wow, what a historical background!
    And many thanks, Allee – my first submission and it got a Certifikitsch from you, that´s really swell, I´m thrilled!