Well, hold onto your hats, because SAVE the BOOM!!! (www.savetheboom.com) is getting ready to have the first-of-its-kind tryouts for the Men of Laguna Beach Calendar. I have included the Media Advisory that went out to the press today and a copy of the flyer that we are distributing around town. Please email a copy of the flyer to anyone that you think might be interested in trying out our 2008 calendar. All men trying out need to either live or work in Laguna Beach and be at least 18 years old. There is $850.00 in prize money for the top three vote-getters by our panel of ‘American Idol’ like judges. And be sure and come to the Boom Boom Room on Saturday, July 7th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm to witness a little slice of history and have some fun! Thank you very much for your support!!!

News Advisory Contact: Fred Karger

June 25, 2007
949/494-4750 or regrak@aol.com

SAVE the BOOM!!! To Have Open Casting 07- 07- 07

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – SAVE the BOOM!!! (www.savetheboom.com) today announced that it will sponsor a first-ever open casting to find the 20 best looking men in Laguna Beach for its

2008 Calendar. The open casting will take place on lucky Saturday, July 7, 2007 (07- 07- 07) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Boom Boom Room, 1401 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, Fred Karger, Founder of SAVE the BOOM!!! announced today.

“A panel of judges will be looking for the top 20 men, who will all have photo secessions with celebrity photographer Cristopher Lapp (http://www.cristopherlapp.com). The field will then be narrowed down to the final 12. The judges will then pick the top three who will win prize money. First Place finisher — $500.00, Second Place — $250.00 and Third Place — $100.00.

Boom Boom Room bartenders Ryan and Tim look calendar ready.

“Everyone trying out must either live or work in Laguna Beach,” stated Karger. “We plan on selling the calendars around town and through a distributor. We will be presenting the good-looking men of Laguna Beach to the rest of the country and the world.”

It’s a great way to raise some money, showcase one of Laguna Beach’s best assets, promote Laguna, and have some fun. And everyone entering will have a chance to win the $500.00 first-place prize. The money raised will go to support the ongoing efforts of SAVE the BOOM!!! and will be split with local charities in and around Laguna,” said Karger.

In addition to calendar photographer Cristopher Lapp, the first two announced judges will be noted by Hollywood Casting Directors Paul Weber, head of casting for MGM Television Worldwide, and Jason Wood, Independent Casting Director and former Manager, Talent and Casting at 20th Century Fox Television. Both Wood and Weber have worked extensively in film and television for over 15 years apiece. Other judges will be announced prior to the open casting.

SAVE the BOOM!!! is a grassroots organization formed in 2006 to help save the oldest gay bar in the Western U.S., the landmark Boom Boom Room, and the Coast Inn in which it is housed.



Open Casting Call
Saturday, July 7th
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $100

We are searching for the absolute 20 Best Looking Men in Laguna Beach for our first Men of Laguna Beach Calendar. These 20 finalists will then be voted on for the 12 monthly spots on what will be the hottest male calendar since Chippendales began the first all-male calendar 25 years ago.

Open Casting Call:

When: Saturday, July 7, 2007
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: The Boom Boom Room
1401 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach

There will be a panel of judges casting the 20 best-looking gay and straight men who either live or work in Laguna Beach and are at least 18 years old.*

The Men of Laguna Beach Calendar will be sold as a fundraiser for SAVE the BOOM!!! (www.savetheboom.com) and local Laguna Beach charities.

All models must sign releases in order to be eligible to appear in the calendar and receive the prize money.

Suggested attire: shorts, board shorts, swimming suit along with a t-shirt or tank top.

For more information: email savetheboom@aol.com or call 949.494.4750

* Please bring some form of identification