Sweet: Obama’s glitzy high end Pacific Palisades “Hollywood” fund-raiser. (The one not on his schedule) Pictures. Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross attends.

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Sign taped to lightpost directing Obama donors to parking lot in Pacific Palisades.

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The scene at Obama fund-raiser Thursday night outside of the home of co-host David Fisher.

(photos by Lynn Sweet)

PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF.–In a wooded area near the ocean, up in the hills of Rustic Canyon, cars, limos and shuttles ferrying donors from a parking lot jamed the road in front of the home of David Fisher, a co-host on Wednesday night of a ritzy fund-raiser for White House hopeful Barack Obama. The car valets wore white uniforms.

Obama, facing a Nevada caucus vote on Saturday, flew here after a stumping in Henderson, Nevada for a roundtable discussion on the economy in Van Nuys, followed by a meeting with the Los Angeles Times editorial board and topped with the $2,300-a-person fund-raiser he would prefer the press not cover. On Thursday Obama hits the Bay area for more campaigning, fund-raising and a session with the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross attended the Obama fundraiser with husband Tom Mahoney. (photo by Lynn Sweet)

According to the Politicos Jeffrey Ressner, “Sponsors of the event include a troupe of top Hollywood names: Interscopes Ted Field; Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy; producer Paula Weinstein; environmental activist (and wife of Universal Studios’ president) Kelly Meyer; Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and vice chairman Yair Landau; producer Wendy Wanderman; former MCA Records chief Jay Boberg; former Jim Henson Company CEO Charlie Rivkin; Screen Gems Senior Vice President Eric Paquette; George Clooneys TV production president, Abby Wolf-Weiss; and various venture capitalists and financiers.”

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The valet parkers wore uniforms.

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(photos by Lynn Sweet)

At the Van Nuys event, in the yard of a home, Obama talked about high interest rates, credit issues and the sub-prime mortgage crisis.

My priority as president is going to be to restore a sense of fairness and a sense of responsible oversight in the lending industry. Thats going to be something that we do in the long term. In the short term, I want to help keep people in their homes,” Obama said.

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