Now, Actually Famous.

If you haven’t seen the film “Almost Famous” enough times (can there be enough?), you’ll have another chance at a special viewing featuring a woman who is actually famous now: Pennie Lane Trumbull, of Portland, who inspired the Kate Hudson character.

Trumbull will be there Friday night when the Hollywood Theater screens the director’s cut of the film for the first time in Oregon, which the theater’s website says will include “more Led Zeppelin!”

Also on tap, ’70s rock photography tribute by the renowned Roni Hoffman of San Francisco and American Idol semi-finalist Haley Johnson. 

In an exclusive interview Friday morning, Trumbull and Hoffman told Rebecca Webb how they gained musicians’ trust and found themselves in the inner circle of iconic 70s bands.


Tonight’s showing at Hollywood Theater is part of the “Portland Monthly” Fashion in Film, a series organized by the magazine’s wardrobe stylist and fashion editor Eden Dawn and Marjorie Skinner, managing editor and fashion columnist at “Portland Mercury.”

Two new fun facts I learned from Trumbull during her visit to PRP.FM Friday morning:

1) Although many former rock band groupies claim to be the Penny Lane of “Almost Famous” fame, she’s the real deal. Director Cameron Crowe says so on his website.

2) Trumbull has recently been ordained as a wedding officiant and conducts marriage ceremonies at her legendary Sauvie Island farm. Along with traditional hetero mergers, she conducts gay and lesbian weddings, and marijuana-themed ceremonies. According to Trumbull,  “If you haven’t had a cannabis corsage, you haven’t lived.”

Remember, it’s all happening!

Roni Hoffman, Rebecca Webb and Pennie Lane Trumbull at PRP.FM. Photo; Robert Parish

Roni Hoffman, Rebecca Webb and Pennie Lane Trumbull at PRP.FM. Photo; Robert Parish


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