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which is really thanks to the generosity of a prominent california for an private collector has left them for the benefit of us to see. now moving in the 1980s it was the time when the bullyingy style came into its own the bold round shapes it was no coincidence when andy said well, i think you've jeweler is the 80s everybody is trying to copy this look. now buggingries jewels are bold in dimension and in color combination but at the same time
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their wear able to wear for the active woman dressed in the power suit of the time. which you can see here. now, it's not surprisingly that the necklace wearing ability is a key element of the buggery of the decade it's the belief it should be one or more for all occasions from a bowl to a picnic and when i mentioned to someone from the press they said i want to go to some of the picnics (laughter) >> buggery mixed precious elements and also created modular jeweler.
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now the first mod letter line was the par is he it consists of a pattern of style life break the. italian brake detectives. now those are all cast and individually hand finished and assembly. by changing the combination you can mix plain gold with diamonds u.s. as you can see here or other times mix gold with steel or you can really alter the look of the piece and have a various price change. so there of the also a number of
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superb dines as you know color is typical of the dine and roundness. for example, gems of extremely high value i see those larger columbiana emeralds are mounted next to a.m. sister and bus topped calibrated rube i didn't see. so once in a while color, rounded shapes and mixing gemstones regardless of the individual intrinsic value. and so by so doing they create the jewels that are chafshgd as a casual formality which in my view is the essence of italian
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style at large. now finally, i'd like to end this talk by showing you the jewels of elizabeth taylor. now day. elizabeth had a passion for collecting jewels and husbands. (laughter) >> now the jewels you'll see in the exhibition are mainly the gift from here fourth husbands east i didn't fishing and 5th and 6 accounting husband richard burton. they were worn extensive by the elizabeth taylor on the gene and in really life human resources she got from east i didn't fishing you see was mounted in platinum with emerald and diamonds. the second if a blossom you'll
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see in the explicit inhibition is mound is colonels diamonds of different shades. as it was given by the east i didn't fisher in february 1962 for her birthday. they were part of a set at his last attempt from keeping his wife from running away with rendering burton arrest now in the x you'll see a small emerald or relatively small 7 carrots emeralds that was the first emerald and diamond ring which was the first jewel she received from burton. sprirlsz she never regarded it as american people engagement
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gift it was a spectacular broach set with an emerald of 23.44 carrots in a surround of diamonds she received it on the set of cle past. now she was to off the top of my head of this broach she wore is and it appears in the film of vi public works. she we're to together with a flame blue in her head with the film for the vipz and on her wedding do i day on her first wedding in 1964 with richard burton arrest and as a wekd gift he gave her a neck last.
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it is amazing elizabeth taylor has worn this particular necklace xooefk throughout they are life and on any specific occasions. for example, she wore the necklace when she received the oscar for whose front yard of virginia wolf and when she was introduced to queen elizabeth the second and in her swimming pool (laughter) >> now another spectacular gave the was this wonderful pie from richard burton in 17972 as a 40th birthday gift and she
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received of the matching ring. and i think it is really one of the most spectacular pieces. it is set at the center with a have a very, very fine burr messes safe first of 75 carrots and it is from bury. it has a rounded effect and its nuclear because as i mentioned to you buggery tended to always use yellow gold from the 60s onward for high-end jewel and this is the only one that is platinum that i know of so it's a rare example and nonetheless very fine jewel. you can see here wearing it doubled up around here next for
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her at her 40 accounting birthday. it is a great advantage being a occur rapport of the bigy collection because i get the opportunity to examine those wonderful jewels very closely and i have to confess cerebral to try them on (laughter) now the taylor collection wouldn't be complete without the ironic coin jewels pr on the day she 2345u7b9d here the amendment to john warren she was wearing this dynamic. and finally another interesting piece in the taylor collections you'll see upstairs is this
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usually hand anywhere which she received for filming clep past and it was made by burry in 1972, however, who was the donor to pay the homage of the queen of the in this trial is a mystery but i hope we'll meet again and i'll be able to tell you the end of the story once i've been able to do the research. i hope i've been able to demonstrate the bury gem collections from the 1960s to the 1980s. buggery has been able to respond time and time again yet remains
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true to itself. which i believe is one of the best things faced by all artists. although the timeframe of the x inhibition ends in 1990 bully has continued into the 15 of not 2009 generally lent to this exhilaration by another california for an collector. the overall xylophone is very different from the bold pieces we saw in the 1980s bus it's still buggery. look at the fine deep blue safe fire and erroneously i didn't red coral and for the mixing of
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different levels of value the intrinsicly sapphire and the less costly coral. the buggery ingredients are all there but we worked again in a creative and inventive way. thank you@@to the fifth annua
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awards here at san francisco city hall. thank you all so much for joining us here tonight. it is an honor to be here. my name is daniel homsby and i am the program manager for the neighborhood department networks. an honor to see you here. many of the same faces for the fifth year for the men awards. let's give you an a plays for coming back. (applause) >> and celebrating one of the most important things we have
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in san francisco, which is our neighborhoods. without further ado, i'd like to start the program off by introducing my colleague, christina palone, the new director for the mayor's office for neighborhoods. christina palone. (applause) >> good evening, everyone. i'm happy to be a part of such a great ebit that celebrates the contributions made by residents and organizations throughout the city to make san francisco one of the greatest places to live. the mayor's office of neighborhood services also known as mons focuses on neighborhood outreach and engagement. it is an honor to be here with community leaders who are dedicated to the same principles and are positively changing our communities. the effect that one person can have in a community is truly inspiring. and it's that inspiration that drives each one of us to go out there and be a part of something bigger. i congratulate every award winner here tonight and let's not forget that every person here has the power to make a
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difference. i want to especially thank daniel and his team for being such instrumental leaders here in city hall on behalf of all communities and neighborhoods in san francisco. with that said, welcome and enjoy tonight's event. (applause) >> thank you, christina. so, before we jump into the fire works, as you would say, let's take a few seconds here and just go over some of the elements of tonight's event. so, tonight we're going to be giving out 12 awards. for those of you that came to the first nen awards, you recall it finished about an hour ago. so, we've modified the format in the last two years. so, tonight what will happen is that tonight we will hear from the people that nominated the winners who will dive deep into talking about thighs illustrious individuals and organizations. and the individuals will receive the award.
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now, tonight the people that will be making remarks from this podium will be the people receiving the hall of fame award and the lifetime achievement award. the balance of the individuals and organizations that will receive awards are going to be interviewed by our nen tv film crew in the north court during the reception. you can watch the interviews and how their feelings of joy and passion about receiving the awards and we will post all of them on the internet as well as hopefully make them available on s.f. government tv. you will have a chance to hear from the wins wynners. we're going to try to consolidate the program and do the second half in the reception. which brings up the fact once again we have the amazing st. john event doing our food in the north light court. so, at the conclusion of this evening's event we ask you all join us in the north light court to enjoy a wonderful selection of food and wine and drinks. i'd also like to take a moment, of course, and thank mayor lee
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for once again extending the invitation to host the event here as well at city hall as well as our new city administrator naomi kelly who will be making remarks here promptly in a little bit. and thank them for their generous hospitality not only 230er this event but for this program because without their leadership and support the neighborhood department network would not exist. i'd also like to thank the folks at the city hall events team who every year make this event come together and make it a success. in addition, i'd like to also thank our sponsors. * once again, pg&e the fifth year in a row stepped up and become a major sponsor here for the neighborhood empowerment network. we have two new event sponsors this year. we have next door, which is a new online program here in san francisco, new neighborhood service which many of people in this room are using. you'll have more chance to hear from this if you advise the the life night court event. sterling bank, one of the great local banks we have here in san francisco. without further ado we'd like to begin tonight's program and we're going to start off with a
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message from mayor ed lee. >> good evening, everyone, and welcome to the fifth annual neighborhood empowerment network awards. while i'm unable to attend this year's event, i want to express my deep appreciation to tonight's award recipients for the extraordinary work and service that they provide to our cities, neighborhoods every day. all of the award recipients share one common goal. and that is to ensure that san francisco continues to be the best place to live, visit, and do business. i am proud to be the mayor of a city where residents and civic leaders are partners and work together to tackle challenges and find innovative solutions to keep our neighborhoods world class. thank you for attending this important event, and thank you to the neighborhood empowerment network for your dedication and commitment to our neighborhoods. keep up the great work and have a wonderful evening here at the nen awards.
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(applause) >> the first award we're going to be presenting tonight is an award that for many people is an award that is one of the top highlights of the event, and that is an opportunity to induct someone into the nen hall of fame. the hall of fame is an opportunity to take a moment and celebrate the lifetime of the contribution that an individual has made to our city and perhaps just seize the opportunity perhaps if they haven't been highlight and had elevated for that contribution here in city hall in the rotunda to do so. this year's nen hall of fame inductee is bernice. [speaker not understood] to talk more about her contributions to the city. jen? (applause)
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>> hi, my name is jennifer banta and i am proud to nominate bernice beng to the nen hall of fame. bernice being was a visionary artist. she was born, raised, educated and worked in san francisco. * bing. she graduated from the first mfa class of the san francisco art institute in 1961. she was good friends with joan brown and jay de feo. shes what an integral part of the art scene in north beach. she was also part of the first argot lin artist's in residence program in 1967 and spent the better part of the '70s deeply devote today community arts and activism. she was part of the founding member of scrap, and she was involved with the neighborhood arts program during its insanction. -- inception. she went on to found the san
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francisco cultural arts center and she is the first director. i am excited to share with you i'm working with the asian american women artists association and film maker madelein limb to bring you the world of bernice bing, a documentary we're working on now about her life and work and it's going to premiere in june of 2013. thank you so much for this honor. it's long overdue. (applause) (applause) >> good evening. it's an honor to accept this
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award on behalf of the bernice bing estate. thank you. (applause) ♪ ♪ ♪ >> again, congratulations. now we'd like to make a slight modification in our program this evening and we're going to be moving to the award for best merchant association of the year, the lower haight merchant association. i'd like to invite walking tours up and the mayor's office of economic development. our newest supervisor, supervisor london breed. let's give him a round of applause. (applause) ♪ ♪
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>> hi, are you going to speak first or me? >> you, please. >> hi, everybody. i'm so happy to be here to celebrate this -- what is it, the neighborhood empowerment network awards. this is like the fifth year that this has happened and i remember just about two years ago when the divisadero corridor received the same award. so, it is truly an honor to be here as the district 5 supervisor. the neighborhood i live in, to see many of the people i know, they're all sitting in the front row. i see you, joe, from john mere pierre from the meat store and pierre was front and center when that fire happened on walgreens on fillmore and haight and getting those people out. thea shelby who has been working really hard, one of the founders of the lower haight merchant and neighborhood associations. she has been a tireless advocate in this area for public safety. i'm so happy to see you here. devon, the new president and thea has served as the
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president for the past two years, and devon is now taking over as the new president. and wing-wings, wing-wings, one of my favorite places. lisa is here from wing-wings, and dick, one of my favorite people from the lower haight, i am so happy to see you all here. i wanted to just come and congratulate. is there someone else here? oh, robert, hi, sweety. he's always there for you. he's amazing guy. and thank you all so much for being here. i'm just here as the supervisor, my first event to honor you, to support you, to thank you for not just being in the neighborhood, but really opening up your doors and caring about the neighborhood. caring about what happens to the people there, caring about what happens to the businesses, not just your own business, but all the businesses. i love the lower haight because it's like a family. it's a real community. it's an amazing place to eat. it's amazing place to shop.
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it's amazing place to be. and you are so deserving of this award. and i couldn't be proud eras district 5 supervisor and also as a resident of the lower haight. so, thank you and congratulations on your award. and i'm just here to actually crash the event, to just say congratulations because you all are some of my favorite people in this district. thank you very much. (applause) >> can i leave or you want me to stay? >> oh, stay. supervisor breed, thank you so much for being here. it's always a pleasure and it is a great mesh tower stand on this stage with you in your new position as supervisor of district 5. it's a great honor always to be able to recognize the incredible work that is a.m. done by people throughout our city who really do the work once all of us from the city and our partners leave the stage, as it were, because as the supervisor mentioned, once we're gone, we need other people to pick it up and make sure our streets are active, that people feel safe, people
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feel comfortable. our next award recipient, the lower hate and merchants neighborhood association is one of those incredible partners like so many of you here tonight that is truly deserving of this award. it was gibe ons, the head wig of the wig party in san francisco that nominated this organization. i would like to invite morgan to come up now and make a few remarks. * he's making sure san francisco remains san francisco. and, so, morgan, please come on up to the stage. (applause) >> thank you very much. my name is morgan fits gibbons. it is one of my favorite organizations here in the city. it is the third year in a row i'm nominated the winner. last year was divisadero corridor. that might help us get one of these awards in the future. what do you think, daniel? [laughter] >> this year we're proud to
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give the award for best merchant association to lower haight merchant and neighborhood association a.k.a. lo hamna, rolls off the tongue. [laughter] >> it's truly a great organization. we in our capacity, we work a lot with different neighborhood associations, different merchant associations. and far and away the lower haight merchants association is one of the best we had the pleasure to work with. that holds for always, but this past year was a really remarkable year for the organization. they dealt with some challenges, notably the water and fire, some public safety concerns. and they also had some success he. they have art walks really successful art walks four times a year. but then there's always another street fair happening. it's really, you know, we can celebrate their achievements, but it's really the spirit with which they do their work, the passion and the creativity and the sense of community and bringing people to the table to figure out what's best for everybody that really lets them stand above the rest.

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