It was the tea party the Obamas just couldn’t resist.
A White House “Alice in Wonderland” costume ball — put on by Johnny Depp and Hollywood director Tim Burton — proved to be a Mad-as-a-Hatter idea that was never made public for fear of a political backlash during hard economic times, according to a new tell-all.
“The Obamas,” by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, tells of the first Halloween party the first couple feted at the White House in 2009. It was so over the top that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas sent the original Chewbacca to mingle with invited guests
Originally posted by N3k9Ni
The party was sponsored by Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, not the Obamas.
I thought our motto was "Deny Ignorance", not "Spread Unfounded Gossip".edit on 8-1-2012 by N3k9Ni because: typo
Originally posted by DJW001
What part of
put on by Johnny Depp and Hollywood director Tim Burton
do you not understand?
What part of ... IN THE WHITE HOUSE ... don't you understand? You do realize that paid security, etc etc, is required at these things don't you? If there wasn't anything wrong with it. They wouldn't have tried to keep it hush hush.
George Lucas sent the original Chewbacca
Originally posted by FlyersFan
idea that was never made public
Monday, November 23, 2009
Burton at White House
Some direct evidence of Tim Burton at the White House's annual Halloween party this year:
November 1, 2009
The first family welcomed more than 2,600 children from Washington, Maryland and Virginia schools, and their families, for the Halloween trick or treating at the North Portico of the White House.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama entertained approximately 2600 children at a White House Halloween special event this evening. First Lady Michelle was adorned as cat woman, equipped with furry ears
Depp & Burton Attend Whitehouse Halloween Party
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday handed out treats to more than 2,000 trick-or-treaters, marking their Halloween at a White House event partly aimed at honoring military families.