In an age of spin doctors and image control, it’s hard to think of very many celebrities—with the exception, perhaps, of certain comedians—who would allow themselves to be photographed while making fools of themselves. But that is exactly what Canada A.M. co-host Valerie Pringle, Reform party Leader Preston Manning, Maj.-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie and about 200 other Canadian celebrities have done. All of them agreed to press their faces against a pane z of glass while fashion photographer Jim ^ Allen, 49, took their pictures. Why? Because the portraits will be sold at a charity auction on Oct. 5 to raise money for
Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children—a cause few people could tum down. Even Don Cherry, the tough-talking hockey analyst, could not resist hamming it up for Allen’s camera. And despite an extremely exhausting schedule, prima ballerina Karen Kain, along with her actor-producer husband Ross Petty, mugged for the camera, as well. But Allen has another explanation for his subjects’ compliance: “They were finally able to let go of vanity for a while.” Then again, Allen expects some of the notables to bid furiously for their own funny faces.
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