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Maelstrom's Hollywood Party at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

A celebrity and V.I.P. gathering at the fashionable Beverly Hills resort hotel to launch Maelstrom's new series of epic adventure films featuring "Hajji", the mysterious Central Asian secret agent and action hero created by novelist and film-maker Poke Runyon.

In the early evening of April 24th a glamorous crowd of fifty Hollywood and New York producers, investors, actors and writers...

...gathered for refreshments and munchies around the bar at pool-side for a three-hour get together with host producers Poke Runyon (Beyond Lemuria)....

From left to right: Poke, Harvey Rochman, and a few guests.

...and Harvey Rochman (Lost Junction).

Harvey Rochman in the center.

Harvey Rochman and a guest.

Poke Runyon in a white tuxedo.

Poke Runyon now in gray tuxedo.

From left to right: Harvey, Poke and a guest.

Poke Runyon displayed the colorful one-sheets for the first two films in the new series: From the Tower of Darkness and The King of Fear.

Poke in a meeting (next 3 images).

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Poke Runyon and a fan.