Elizabeth Berkley, Santa Monica 1999.

Saturday, 30 April 2011 I photographed the star of the (much maligned) film Showgirls in the southernmost penthouse suite on the top floor of the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica.

It was a favourite location of mine because the management of the hotel were relaxed about photography, there was a great view of the Pacific and almost 180 degrees of natural light in the bedroom. It was clearly a favourite of several other people too.  The denouement of ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ was filmed in the same suite and one the guys working in the hotel told me that Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts had both shot there.  So the photographic vibes were excellent.