NIGHT OF 100 STARS
For the last two decades the veteran music agent Norby Walters has hosted the most exclusive Oscars-night party at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
The black-tie event unfolds in the luxury hotel’s magnificent Crystal Ballroom with former Oscar winners and nominees attending to pay tribute to their favorite ceremony at the sit-down dinner party. The ballroom was the first at the hotel and has maintained the art deco style capturing the expansive history of the property. With a private foyer, built-in stage, dance floor and baby grand pianos and illuminated by sparkling chandeliers it is the perfect venue for a glamorous evening. The event began in 1990 as a way for previous nominees and Hollywood stars to celebrate the awards ceremony and has grown both in size and grandeur ever since. The affair now attracts well over 100 celebrities and previous attendees include James Cromwell, Shirley Jones, Lynn Redgrave, James Whitmore, Patricia Neal and David Hasselhoff. With such a wide range of guests each year, memorable moments include Gary Coleman perched on Anna Nicole Smith’s lap and Gary Busey giving Bridget Fonda life lessons.