David Geffen’s Friends Share Memories of the Mogul at Inventing David Geffen Premiere

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Every person in this film is a boldfaced name,” said filmmaker Susan Lacy at the premiere of her documentary Inventing David Geffen on Monday. “The reason the film took so long is that it took a long time to schedule some of these people. You don’t say, ‘I want to do an interview with Neil Young,’ and the next day it happens. It takes like two years. And Cher, and Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks. It’s a film filled with very impressive people,” she added.

And those are the kind of folks—Jeffrey Katzenberg, Barbara Walters, Lyor Cohen, Mike Nichols, Rupert Murdoch—who joined entertainment-industry titan Geffen at the Paris Theater in Manhattan for the Peggy Siegal Company premiere. In fact, there were two back-to-back screenings, followed by a private dinner at La Grenouille hosted by Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter. The film will debut on television as part of PBS’s American Masters series on Tuesday, November 20.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders recalled photographing Geffen with Calvin Klein for a shoot about celebrities with their best friends. “I wasn’t sure on that one who was the celebrity—I guess they both were. But David and Calvin were best friends at the time,” Greenfield-Sanders said.

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