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  • 2014
  • P&G News (8/20/2014)
  • FULLERTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Red Hat Society announced new Always Discreet available in Walmart is the sponsor of its 2014 Golden Gate Gala in San Francisco, Aug. 21-24. The partnership will be celebrated during the opening ceremonies of the Society’s Gala which is expected to be attended by more than 1,000 Red Hat Society members. - See more at: http://news.pg.com/press-release/pg-corporate-announcements/red-hat-society-annual-gala-be-sponsored-always-discreet-av#sthash.T7dofvfv.dpuf
     
  • 2011
  • Jeopardy (7/15/2011)
  • In July of 2011 the Red Hat Society was a featured question. Talk about being apart of pop culture!
  • Rules of Engagement (5/19/2011 8:30-9:00pm)
  • "The Last of the Red Hat Lovers" Seasons 5 Episode 24- Russell (David Spade) books a cruise that he thinks is filled with red hot ladies, but instead it is filled with ladies from the Red Hat Society. This episode was second in ratings to American Idol, with over 2million viewers.
     
  • Sue Ellen on Cover of GRAND Magazine (2011)

  • Our very own Founder and Exalted Queen Mother, Sue Ellen Cooper, is on the cover! Check it out here!


     
  • 2010
  • Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History Donation (2010)
  • The Red Hat Society's first ever Red Hat finds a new home at the Smithsonian!

    Brent D. Glass, the museum director, states, "The Red Hat Society is a wonderful, one of a kind example of American culture and tradition. It is an organization that encourages strong bonds and living life to the fullest- ideas that are cherished by our society."

    Check out the press release here!
  • The Red Hat Society & River City Production (2010)
  • The Red Hat Society Joins Forces With River City Productions In Launching New Film and Television Arm: The Red Hat Society®, one of the world's premier women's groups, has branched out into quality family entertainment through movie and television production. With the worldwide appeal of the Red Hat Society, Chief Executive Officer, Debra Granich, inked a new deal with Darlene Lieblich Tipton of River City Productions. The Los Angeles based production company is developing quality family entertainment in the form of feature films, TV movies, TV and reality programming, and related content inspired by the Red Hat Society. Lieblich Tipton is currently securing production and distribution entities, matching their movie and TV production projects with the marketing power of the Red Hat Society.

    Debra Granich states, "As an organization with a world-wide network of active participants coupled with millions of potential new members, the time is right to expand our unique branding into quality film and television productions. Darlene is a veteran Hollywood studio executive, award-winning independent producer, and active supporting member of the Red Hat Society. We are delighted that she will be creating new and exciting avenues to spread our message of fun and friendship around the world."

    For production related inquiries contact Darlene Lieblich Tipton of River City Productions at Darlene@RiverCityEnt.com, 818-905-4684. Media relations inquiries should be directed to Mike@RiverCityEnt.com.
  • Red Hats- A Novel by Actor/Comedian, Damon Wayans (2010)
  • Publisher: Atria ISBN-10: 1439164614 ISBN-13: 978-1439164617 Summary: Comedian-actor Wayans makes his unlikely fiction debut with a morality tale about an embittered, sharp-tongued woman who, by novel's end, gets readers rooting for her. Facing her 65th birthday, Alma is noisily unhappy with her life, her children, and, especially, her husband, Harold. When Harold dies of a heart attack, however, she's so lonely and guilt-stricken that she turns to suicide. Luckily, her attempt is thwarted by a group of ladies belonging to the Red Hat Society, a (real-life) organization of women 50 years or more old, dedicated to living life to its fullest. Though the Red Hats, each with problems of her own, open their hearts to Alma, she remains a captive of her bitterness, turning the same fury she casts on her family at the society. When a second tragedy befalls Alma, and the Red Hats once again offer help, Alma begins to reciprocate their friendship, gradually softens to the world, and finally realizes the value of other people. Though entirely predictable, Wayan's story is propelled by engaging characters and snappy dialogue that keep his hard-on-her-luck, harder-to-like protagonist in check. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 2008
  • "HATS! The Musical" Harrah's Las Vegas (Ended in June 2008)
  • Red Hat Society's very own musical focuses on a woman unhappy about turning the Big 5-0 until she meets several remarkable red-hatted women who teach her fun and friendship after 50 in song, dance and humor. Joining the ranks of the musical, which opened January 2008, are playwrights Marcia and Anthony Dodge and director Lynne Taylor-Corbett, also an established choreographer well-known for directing such Broadway productions as Swing, Chess and Titanic. The musical features original music by such popular recording stars as Melissa Manchester, Pam Tillis, Kathie Lee Gifford and many more.
  • Red Hat Society ® Documentary (2008-aired on PBS)
  • The first official Red Hat Society documentary, "The Remarkable Red Hat Society," premiered March 25, 2007 in the San Francisco Bay Area on PBS. Produced by award-winning producer Fred Cohen, the 60-minute video includes interviews with Exalted Queen Mother and RHS Founder Sue Ellen Cooper, whose quest to share in "frivolous fun" with her over-50 friends led to this international phenomenon. The documentary also features interviews with Red Hatters who feel young at heart and share a keen intelligence and deep emotional connection with each other. The piece is as fun, serious, zany and revealing as Red Hatters themselves.
  • 2004
  • Penn State University Research (2004 - 2006)
  • Professors from one of the country's top learning institutions, Penn State University, are at the forefront of groundbreaking studies, forging a link between leisure activities and a longer, healthier life. They believe women use play as a context for socializing and coping with other aspects of their lives in ways that may be linked to their overall health, and the Red Hat Society is an integral element in the study. By interviewing RHS members and exploring the effects this social phenomenon has had on the lives of maturing women, the study is aimed at bringing new knowledge to policymakers and the general public that can impact the health, well being and quality of life of maturing women.
  • Documentary Spotlight (Spring 2004)
  • Red Hatters filmed during the 2003 convention in Nashville are part of a Canadian documentary entitled, "The Secret Language of Girls." Josey Vogels, author of a book by the same name and narrator of the documentary, combines real-life stories of women throughout North America. The documentary aired in the spring of 2004.
  • Red Hat Society ® Books Published
    • "The Red Hat Society ®: Fun and Friendship After Fifty" Published in Korea (Renaissance Publishing Company, 2011)
      This delightfully amusing first book from Red Hat Society Founder and Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper is now in Korean!
    • "Sassy, Classy, and Still Sparkling" (Thomas Nelson, April 2008)
      This small keepsake illustrates some of the thousands of touching stories from Red Hatters around the globe. Stories include one member's Red Hat wedding, countless tales of Red Hatter sisterhood and one woman's reluctance to joing the Red Hat Society.
    • "The Red Hat Society ® Travel Guide" (Thomas Nelson, April 2008)
      Features travel trips, favorite hotspots and restaurants submitted by Red Hatters who do a lot of traveling.
    • "The Red Hat Society ® Dessert Cookbook"(Rutledge Hill Press, September 2007)
      Filled with delicious desserts, compiled by Red Hatters from around the country, this luscious collection ranges from simple to sublime, delightful to decadent. More than 200 recipes, photos included. Happy cooking!!
    • "The Red Hat Society ® Christmas Book"(Rutledge Hill Press, July 2007)
      A "Night Before Christmas" tale for the sassiest ladies in your life--those who find friendship and fun in the Red Hat Society. Features color illustrations by Sue Ellen Cooper, Exalted Queen Mother and founder of the RHS. Story written by Red Hatter Connie Goss Japsen.
    • "The Red Hat Society ® Cookbook"(Rutledge Hill Press, September 2006)
      The first Red Hat Society community cookbook sold as fast as hot pancakes! Featuring more than 1,000 recipes from Red Hatters, this book shares the joys our members get out of cooking. The book is filled with funny and touching cooking stories.
    • "Red Hats & the Women Who Wear Them"(Sterling Publishing, September 2006)
      There's little that distinguishes a Red Hatter more than her red hat and you'll see plenty of those in this book. Extravagant, lavish and outlandish, the red hat reflects the creative personalities of our members. Red Hatters have stories to tell and you'll read many of them in "Red Hats & the Women Who Wear Them."
    • "The Red Hat Society ® Playful Paper Projects & Party Ideas"(Sterling Publishing, April 2006)
      This energetic book gives the ladies what they like: out-of-the-hatbox ideas for creating cards and tags in the RHS's brilliant red and purple scheme. Each punningly titled chapter -- including "We Have Merry Mirthdays" and "Red Hatters Have Such Happy Hattitude" -- introduces a special theme, from tea party paraphernalia to sequined items that glitter and shine. There are invitations and menus, event announcements, bookmarks and hatbands.
    • "Designer Scrapbooks the Red Hat Society ® Way"(Sterling Publishing, June 2005)
      The Red Hat Society's official mascot and Esteemed Hysterian Ruby RedHat (an animated character who embodies the spirit of Red Hatters) shows how to bring a liberating, rule-breaking sense of adventure to recording the events of one's life. The 144-page book is filled with sample scrapbook pages and simple projects that capture the heart and soul of the Red Hat Society. Foreword by Exalted Queen Mother and Founder Sue Ellen Cooper.
    • "The Red Hat Society ® Laugh Lines: Stories of Inspiration and Hattitude" (Warner Books, April 2005)
      RHS Founder and Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper, whose first book shot to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller's list in 2004, shares more life experiences that have brought so much laughter, joy and tears to scores of Red Hatters. This collection of wonderfully funny and incredibly touching stories shows that there are more to Red Hatters than purple outfits and red hats. Topics include husbands, children, grandchildren, and shopping.
    • "The Red Hat Society ®: Fun and Friendship After Fifty"(Warner Books, March 2004)
      This delightfully amusing first book from Red Hat Society Founder and Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper shot to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller's list within three weeks of its release. "The Red Hat Society: Fun and Friendship After Fifty" reveals the humble beginnings of this new women's movement and why the "disorganization" has grown dramatically since its first group of ladies donned red hats and dressed in purple. Cooper shares compelling, telling and downright funny stories of Red Hatters from all over the globe, and offers anecdotal commentary and narratives of her own.