Roger Neal Presents: Oscar Viewing Dinner at the Famous Hollywood Museum

Roger Neal,Carly Ritter and Jason Ritter, Amy Yasbeck,Mario Della Casa, Tyler Ritter

For over Thirty-Five years Roger Neal has represented some of the biggest names in Hollywood and Politics.  From Bob Barker to President George Bush Sr., Neal has established a professional presence and reputation for manifesting ideas into reality.  Neal said, “We are beyond thrilled to have this event at the Hollywood Museum, which houses the largest collection of entertainment memorabilia on display in the world; I can’t think of a more perfect place to invite stars including past Oscar winners and Nominees.”

Barbara Eden

On Sunday, February 28thNeal gathered approximately eighty television and film stars. The Oscar viewing dinner was held at the world famous Hollywood Museum.  The Hollywood Museum houses over Ten-Thousand authentic entertainment artifacts, costumes, photographs, props, and other treasures from the past One-Hundred years.  The museum attracts people from all over the world, and was recently named one of the hottest tourist attractions by LA Weekly and Trip Advisor.  Additionally, the Museum was voted one of the top ten museums in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.

Chrystee Pharris and Richard Brooks

The Oscar evening began at 2 pm with the arrival of many elegantly dressed stars walking the red carpet.  As each gracefully sauntered past the cameras, with their eyes sparkling and glistening smiles, the event began to shine like the night sky.  The spectrum of talent ranged from the humble beginners to the legendary and iconic talent: Nicole Cummins, Brodie Henson, Lotte Verbeek, Loni Love, Chrystee Pharis, Richard Brooks, Katherine Kramer, Rebecca Holden, Ruth Pointer and Anita Pointer, Barbara Eden, and many more.  As stars continued to arrive a few were able to pause for a quote.  When asked: Who would you like to get an Oscar? Katherine Kramer said, “My top two picks to win would be Lady Gaga and Diane Warren for the song in the Hunting Ground, and The movie the Spotlight.”  And, Tyler Ritter when asked who he wanted to win said, “Leonardo Dicaprio for the movie The Revenant.”

Katherine Kramer

The Oscar event began with Hors D’oeuvres, Wine, and Champagne by Lorimar Winery; Followed by an elegant sit down dinner featuring the cuisine of Presidential Chef Kurt Erhlich of Celebrity Gourmet Catering.  Additionally, Chocolatier Glamour Bombonier Brazillian Sweets, who was a sponsor, made miniature chocolate award statues covered with edible gold.  Throughout the evening Neal presented three ICON Awards to legends of the industry: George Chakiris who won his Oscar in1961 for West Side Story, Margaret O’Brien who won her Oscar for Meet Me St. Louis in 1944, and Paul Sorvino who is best known for Paul Vario in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas.

Loni Love

A few presenting sponsors of the evening were: DaTang International Entertainment and Desert Rock Entertainment who stated, “We are very excited to be a part of this Oscar night event.” Additionally, Tim Lowry of Desert Rock Entertainment said, “I can’t wait for Oscar night; I am very excited that the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic health will be involved. I was a big fan of John Ritter it will be a pleasure to meet his wife Amy Yasbeck on Oscar night.” Gown designers Sonjja Baram, DiPaula Designs, IC Trends with Esther Eyre Jewelry and Marcelo Calabrese Handbags had informal modeling presentations of their products during commercial breaks. IC Trends president Ivonne Camacho said, “We are looking forward to this spectacular evening.”

Nicole Cumming

The Oscar evening brought many great moments. Some of which were: Chris Rock raising approximately $65 thousand dollars for girl scouts, Lady Gaga passionately singing to raise awareness for sexual assault survivors; Leonardo DiCaprio’s speech on environmental awareness, and the lack of acknowledgement of African Americans by the Academy.  Thank you Roger Neal for a glamorous, unforgettable evening.

 

Desert Rock Entertainment

 

Amy Yasbeck of the John Ritter Foundation with artist Mario Della Casa with the Jeannie bottle

Artist Mario Dela Casa, Amy Yasbeck, Tyler Ritter, Jason Ritter and Carly Ritter with the Jeanie bottle

 

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