Out & About - Oscar Season!

Out & About by Harrison Held

Oscar season brings party and events where celebrities, nominees, and VIP's go to mingle and be seen.  

Presidential Chef Kurt Ehrlich, Karen Sharpe Kramer, Kat Kramer, Harrison Held & Roger Neal. Photo by Billy Bennight

This year's 19th Annual Roger Neal Style Hollywood Beauty & Couture Academy Award Suite held at the Luxe Hotel in Beverly benefitted Hollywood's Hollygrove. Once the orphanage where Marilyn Monroe lived for a time in the 40's, today Hollygrove provides a range of counseling and crisis services to at-risk children in their homes, at school and on their campus in Hollywood.

Birdman Oscar nominee Alexander Dinelaria with actresses Lauren Shaw & Cathryn De Prume. Photo: Billy Bennight

Roger Neal puts on one of the more famous name dropping events and fundraisers.  Attendees included Academy Award nominees, celebrities & VIPS who mingled & got primped, pampered & gifted for the Oscars while enjoying delicious beverages & catering by Presidential Chef Kurt Ehrlich. 

Laura Dern, best supporting actress nominee, "Wild." Photo by Glenn Lipton

Special VIP guests this year included Best Supporting Actress Nominee Laura Dern, Diane Warren Best Original Song nominee, Danielle Brisebois Best Original Song nominee, executive producer Helen Estabrook nominated for Whiplash,  Guardians of the Galaxy special effects nominee Stephane Ceretti, Birdman  writing nominees Alexander Dinelaria & Nicolas Giacobone, Foxcatcher nominee writer E. Max Frye & short film nominee Julie Feret. 

Renee Taylor, Carol Connor, Rhonda Shearer, Danielle Brisebois. Photo by Glenn Lipton

Also enjoying the suite was former Oscar winner Carol Connors ("Rocky") plus previous  Oscar nominees John Savage & Renee Taylor, Paul Sorvino,  Sheryl Lee Ralph, Christopher McDonald, Karen Sharpe Kramer, Kat Kramer, Wild's Cathryn De Prume, Zero Dark Thirty's Lauren Shaw, Kennedy Summers,  Lou Wegner, Lois Aldrin, Mara New, Selma's Henry Saunders, TV star Tony Denison, Asia Ray, Sofia Milos, Dr. Sandra Moldovan, Jasmin Dustin, Teresa Ganzel, Erin Murphy, Cat Griffin, Sandi Margolis & Tamara Henry. 

Kevin Sorbot and Rhonda Shear. Photo by Glenn Lipton

Niagara Sweets' Mary Anne Hess & Tony Dennison.
Photo by Billy Bennight

Actress Lea Thompson. Photo by Glenn Lipton

Posted By Harrison Held on February 25, 2015 10:48 am | Permalink