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The 2005 West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade, Sunday, June 12, 2005

Full photo album, thirty shots, here – Paparazzi Time: Minor Celebrities and Major Oddities


Hilton Grand Marshal in Gay Pride Parade
Sunday, June 12, 2005, ABC News Los Angeles


WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) — Paris Hilton will be the grand marshal in today's gay pride parade in West Hollywood, where about 300,000 are expected to line Santa Monica Boulevard as 35th annual event steps off.

Though some questioned the selection of Hilton, known for her heterosexual exploits, to represent gays, the 24 year-old model and reality TV star appeared enthusiastic last night when she made a brief appearance at the two- day Los Angeles Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual & Transgender Pride Festival. …


Walked down the hill to Santa Monica Boulevard at Crescent Heights Boulevard – few short blocks.  Had the Nikon and all the lenses.  Covered the staging area thoroughly.  Watched a lot of the parade.

No Paris Hilton.  Got there too late?  She didn't show?

Oh well.  As you will see in the new photo album, some other folks will have to do.  In addition to the amazing participants in the parade, you will find some of the local celebrities –

Former Grand Marshall of the parade, Mamie Van Doren -

Mamie Van Doren

And Anna Nicole Smith of course… Great Big Beautiful Doll: The Anna Nicole Smith Story -
"She was the Guess! Girl.  She was Playboy's Playmate of the Year.  She is Anna Nicole Smith and this is the story of her meteoric rise to fame and her astonishing marriage to one of the richest men in America."
Yep.  Her.

Anna Nicole Smith
Different worlds?

E.G. Daily - a friend of Paris Hilton  


"Hey guys, I just got back from Florida where I played Paris Hilton's mom in the new movie 'National Lampoons Pledge This!'  The most ironic part of the whole thing is my ex-husband Rick Salomon just happens to be the guy in the infamous x-rated tape with Paris and here I was playing her mom!! Crazy!!! We all ended up having a great time and the cast was awesome!"


You get the idea.

E.G. Daily - a friend of Paris Hilton

But the main attraction?  The Bee Men Prepare ...

2005 West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade - Bee Men

A clown prepares…  

2005 West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade

Dress-up time…  

2005 West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade

Catching a quick smoke before the parade begins…  

2005 West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade

Butterfly wings ready? 

2005 West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade

Hetero Clowns? 

2005 West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade

Happy in a Cadillac  

2005 West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade


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