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.
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.
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.
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.
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January 8, 1999
A memorial service for longtime KFWB-AM (980) broadcaster Cleve Hermann will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The public is invited. Hermann died Dec. 31 in Redding, Calif., at the age of 80.
March 10, 1995 |
"Somethin' Blue: A Barely Risque Revue," at the Cinegrill of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, turns a couple dozen sexually suggestive show tunes into a campy shrine to musical double-entendre. But if you're looking for real sparks, you came to the wrong cabaret. The voices of the five ensemble members--Paul Bryant, Donna Cherry, Connie Jackson, Sharon McNight and George Solomon--don't always mesh, and some of their ragged routines appear scantily rehearsed.