On Sunday, March 4, 2018, in grand preparation for the Academy Awards, an additional red carpet will be unfurled diagonally across the from the Dolby Theatre to transport all in attendance, across the street in both triumphant and televised fashion for an Oscar viewing party to beat all Oscar viewing parties! Said Black Tie Dinner extravaganza, set to transpire at The Hollywood Museum is presented by Suzan Hughes Education Foundation S.H.E., and will be the third in an annual tradition of Roger Neal Style Hollywood (RNSH) viewing parties mounted by Roger Neal himself in retention of Edward Lozzi Association PR. While only a few feet from the annual tradition in artistry, all manner of stars in their own right will be bestowing and receiving awards in kind, and commoners-in-coverage will be foregoing Cheetos for Chardonnay and Bugles for in the kind of bubbly that does not end in ‘Bird’ and commence with any reference to the word ‘thunder’!
In a near symbolic conclusion to the Edward Lozzi Co-Organized and publicized The Night of 100 Stars, over 80 motion picture and television luminaries (many of whom are Academy Voting members) are projected to partake in this year’s peripheral pomp and pageantry.
Ah yes, in the midst of all manner of Classic Hollywood costumage and keepsakes (encompassing some vintage buckle-on batman skates, a Peanuts Montage and not nearly enough references to dreamy Jon Hamm and his portrayal of Don Draper) one can envision no place more aptly appealing to both witness the Academy Awards along with classic TV/film/music stars receiving and bestowing honors amongst themselves.
Among ICON awards set to be presented: Fran Drescher to Oscar Nominee Renee Taylor (and the lady who played her mother on The Nanny), Lou Ferrigno and Lee Meriwether presenting to Batman’s Robin — Burt Ward, Lou Gossett Jr. presenting to Gloria Allred and Karen Sharpe Kramer alike, Donny Most and Anson Williams presenting to everyone’s favorite-and-only Mrs. Cunningham, Marion Ross, and the incomparable Carol Connors presenting to the superlatively applauded Pointer Sisters! And one last ICON Nod to everyone’s favorite “spunk” thwarter Ed Asner!
Other stars in attendance will include: Renee Taylor (receiving Icon Award), Lainie Kazan, Jon Voight, Lou Ferrigno, Carla Ferrigno, Gloria Allred, Renee Lawless (The Have and Have Nots), Lee Meriwether, The Pointer Sisters(receiving Icon Award), Burt Ward, Dawn Wells, Lee Purcell, Courtney Stodden, Judy Tenuta, Kira Lorsch, Wink Martindale, Robert Forster, Ruta Lee, Marion Ross(receiving Icon Award), Paul Sorvino, Dee Dee Sorvino, Patrika Darbo, Don Most, Erin Murphy, Sofia Milos(CSI Miami), Anson Williams, Cindy Margolis, Katherine Kelly Lang( BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL), Brenda Dickson(Young & Restless), Gloria Allred, Cerina Vincent, Gary Busey, Jake Busey, George Chakiris(Oscar winner), Janice Dickinson, Victoria Summer, Carolyn Hennesy, Barbara Rush, Barbara Luna, Marla Gibbs, Fred Willard, Michael Jai White, Joe Cortese, Dawn Wells, Kristy Swanson, Oscar nominee Diane Ladd, Karen Kramer(receiving Icon Award, Sheree J. Wilson(Walker Texas Ranger), Anson Williams(Happy Days), Kat Kramer, Victoria Summer(Transformers), Kate Linder(Young & Restless), Jeremy Miller(Growing Pains), Suzan Hughes, Rex Smith, Stanley Livingston, Rebecca Holden(Knightrider), Clarence Gilyard, Emilia McCarthy, Ilya Salkind(Superman), Lou Ferrigno Jr.(S.W.A.T on CBS), Jeraldine Saunders(Creator of The Love Boat), Charlene Tilton, James Dumont, Leyna Nguyen, Kristy McNichol, Chester Rushing(Stranger Things), Martin Klebba( Pirates of the Caribbean), Dee Wallace (ET), Ronnie Schell (Gomer Pyle USMC), Loretta Swit (Mash), Fran Drescher (The Nanny), Carol Connors(2 x Oscar nominee), Kira Lorsch(Emmy winner The Bay), Ed Asner(Icon Award recipient), Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie), Shadoe & Beverly Stevens, Chester Rushing (Stranger Things), Claudia Lee(Kick Ass2) Jayson Blair(THE NEW NORMAL, Moniqua Plante (Nashville), Lou Gossett Jr.(Oscar winner, Hal Linden( Barney Linden, Jo Anne Worley(Laugh In) Tracy Scoggins(Dynasty), VICTORIA ROWELL– (YOUNG & THE RESTLESS & RICH AND THE RUTHLESS), SEAN KANAN, DORIAN DAVIS- (STAR OF THE OSCAR NOMINATED BEST LIVE ACTION FILM SHORT ‘MY NEPHEW EMMETT’), MARLA GIBBS, SHANA SOLOMON (STAR OF THE OSCAR NOMINATED FILM ‘THE BIG SICK’)Pat Boone, Jacqueline Murphy ), Kym Whitley(The Parkers) Maria Conchita Alonso, and Nicky Whelan(Dusk til Dawn) .
For the past three years this mini-Academy Awards Celebration, in its own right, has been exponentially generating more and more of a buzz! Creator, Dinner Chairman and long-time, 22 year RNSH Oscar Gift Suite producer had this to say, “ We are beyond thrilled to produce our 3rd Annual Oscar party at the Hollywood Museum which houses the largest collection o entertainment memorabilia on display in the world; I cannot think of a more perfect place to host 80 stars, many who are past Oscar nominees, winners and presenters. Young and classic stars from TV and Film will have the opportunity to tour this incredibly museum prior to a sit down gourmet dinner with wine and champagne (Lorimar Winery) to see a special Academy Awards exhibit and the brand new just opened Batman 66 Exhibit.”
Hollywood Museum president and founder Donelle Dadigan exuded an excitement all her own by the following admission: “We are thrilled to have Roger and his Oscar Viewing Dinner back with us. We are right in the middle of all the Oscar night activity and we know that the guests and stars coming to this dinner will have an incredible time.”
And for those of you who thought this was merely a viewing party with none of the typical Roger Neal sponsored perks, think again, The Oscar (RNSH) Gift Suite is still being held prior to the ICONs and Academys for all stars attending. Included in this year’s swag bag: couture and all manner of brand name knick knacks worth over $20K, after which the stars will continue on to the red carpet covered by ABC 7’s on the Red Carpet, followed swiftly by the ICON awards, then on to those of the Academy!
Though the RNSH Oscar Dinner and Gift Suite is available by invitation only, $1,000.00 dinner seats are available in limited fashion to the public; cuisine provided by Studio City’s newest French Bistro Montresor https://www.montresor.la/ with appetizers by The FLATS: https://www.theflatsrestaurant.com/
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