April 19, 2013 |
In Hollywood, nightclub years are like dog years. Teddy's, the tiny nightclub tucked into the far front corner of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, had been open and popular for an impressive seven years - retirement age for most clubs - before being shut down last year for a remodel. It's now in a soft-open phase, and if early attendance numbers and enthusiasm are any indication, it's as popular as ever. Surprisingly, Med Abrous, director of promotions and entertainment for Thompson Hotels, went out of his way to not change much during the eight months the club was shut down.
February 21, 2011
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel opened in 1927, financed by such Hollywood luminaries as MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer and superstar couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. As soon as the hotel threw open its doors, it was the place to be seen in town. On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards ceremony was held in the hotel's fashionable Blossom Room. The winners had been announced to the press three months earlier. It was the only time the awards were held there.
March 31, 2012 |
Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. Chairman Sumner Redstone was etched in entertainment history Friday when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The aging mogul's family members and some of Hollywood's most powerful executives were on hand to witness the tribute on Hollywood Boulevard, just outside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where the first Oscar ceremony was held. Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman compared Redstone to Adolph Zukor, the visionary New York nickelodeon owner who became one of the first people to make big money in movies.
February 22, 2013 |
Watch the Oscars on your couch again this year, or get out for some Champagne and oysters, or chips and guacamole, or a three-course dinner with wagyu beef and Dover sole? If you're thinking the latter, here are some options, including free pizza: Pizzeria Il Fico Pizzeria Il Fico will throw its first annual Oscar pizza party. For the Academy Awards on Sunday, for each pizza purchased receive a second of equal or lesser value for free. The offer applies to both in-restaurant and takeout orders.
June 21, 2007
What does it take to get cozy with Prince? Plenty of luck and a chunk of paycheck. The purple-favoring artist kicks off a seven-show stand at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Saturday, offering guests dinner from his personal chef, a two-hour performance and an after-set jazz jam, all with a price tag commensurate with his icon status. Prince, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and June 28-30; two dates TBA.
September 27, 2013 |
The 2014 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival will run April 10-13. The festival, in its fifth year, will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Turner Classic Movies cable channel. Passes for the 2013 TCM Classic Film Fest will go on sale in November at prices from $249 to $1,599. TCM's Robert Osborne will again serve as official host of the festival, with Ben Mankiewicz also introducing various events. FULL COVERAGE: Film festivals The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will again serve as the festival's official hotel and central gathering point, with screenings and events held at the TCL Chinese Theatre and Chinese 6 Theatres, as well as the Egyptian Theatre.