"The Parent Trap" premiere brings out celebrities young and old

It was more like summer camp than a Hollywood shindig. On July 20 celebrities brought their youngsters out for the evening to celebrate Disney’s remake of the classic kids’ caper The Parent Trap. The open-air party in Westwood featured an area dubbed Camp Walden, just like the one in the film where the twins reunite. Among the attractions: sand painting, a trampoline, and a 30-foot Ferris wheel, which had guests lining up for a spin. Well, the small guests anyway. “I’m having an out-of-body experience,” said Trap producer Charles Shyer, “so I’m not too anxious to ride that thing.” On the grown-up side, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, and Anthony Edwards were among those congratulating stars Natasha Richardson—who flew in from New York on her night off from Cabaret—and Dennis Quaid, who arrived with wife Meg Ryan. “It was fun,” noted Quaid. “Who wouldn’t want to play everyone’s dream dad?” His movie kid, meanwhile, was the one most enthralled by the Trap-ings. “I love it,” gushed 12-year-old Lindsay Lohan, who played twins Hallie and Annie. “When I was young I always dreamed of making a movie.” (The precocious Lohan could make Hanson feel like old-timers.) Still, as the night wore on, she eventually showed her age, quietly slipping out of her party platforms…and into sneakers.

The Parent Trap
  • Movie
  • 128 minutes