Larry Vaughn with Mentora Vaughn Gratrix
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My Mother’s Day Tribute

(Brigitte, Doneata & Sylvester)

No, I’m not nervous around celebrities. When they get up in the morning, they put their pants on the same way everyone else does—one leg at a time.
— Doneata Vaughn

When I was growing up, I knew my parents weren’t your typical parents. My dad was a film buyer; and because of his job, my parents spent a lot of time around celebrities. My mom typically didn’t want to discuss their business trips but occasionally she would come home and show me pictures with well-known stars. This picture is one of my favorites for several reasons: it was one of my mom’s favorite trips out to California. She not only met with Sylvester Stallone and his bride-to-be, Brigitte Nielsen, on that trip, but she also met Michael J. Fox (who she told me was “a really nice kid”), Ron Howard, Danny DeVito, and she had a very interesting encounter with Clint Eastwood (which we tell the full story in Hollywood’s Chosen—coming September 5th).

However, my mom was never star-struck. She really enjoyed her time meeting the various stars; but to her, they were just very talented people. Another reason I love this picture is because of how glamorous my mom looks. I remember my mom was scurrying around trying to find something to wear to this big Hollywood event. She found a stylish black pant suit at the mall, but it was lacking Hollywood glitz and glamour. So, she went to the sewing store and bought a string of fake diamonds and sewed them on to her outfit. Then she found her gorgeous earrings at a consignment store. And well, she looked amazing! I mean look at her smile. She is beautiful, and she’s my mama!

So, this is my Mother’s Day tribute to my mom. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! Thanks for being the kind of Mom who is always yourself no matter who you’re with.

This is one of my mom’s favorite movies, The Blind Side. If you haven’t seen it or haven’t seen it for a while, it’s a great pick. Enjoy!

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4 Responses

  1. Tracey says:

    I have the wonderful privilege of knowing your sweet mom for over two decades. And she is truly beautiful on the inside as much as on the outside. It’s no wonder you are a true beauty too, Mentora. Happy Mother’s Day to you both! (I agree–The Blinde Side is inspirational. Love it!)

  2. Mentora Vaughn Gratrix says:

    Thank you, Tracey! Happy Mother’s Day to you too! You are such a wonderful mom to your sweet kiddos.

  3. Rex Norris says:

    Larry: Can’t wait to read your book. I am sure we have a lot in common. I too worked with Eddie Stern for 8 years at Wometco till I left to start my own booking service.Please let us know where and when we can buy
    your book. Great blog and what a lovely family.
    Rex

    • Larry Vaughn says:

      Hi Rex,
      Thank you very much for your kind comments. Those Miami years are some of my fondest memories. Hollywood’s Chosen will be released on September 5th. It will be available everywhere; Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at your local book store. Can’t wait for you to read it.

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