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Oscar News: Forbes

forbesForbes reports on “The Hollywood Roosevelt: The Original Oscars Hotel.” Lots of Piper there:

Forget the Dolby Theatre; back in Hollywood’s Golden Age, the Academy Awards were held half a block away at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. Today, this city landmark, crowned with its gigantic neon red sign and framed by towering palm trees, still attracts legions of celebrities, many of whom checked in for this year’s awards, accounting for the extra 600 bottles of Piper Champagne ordered by the hotel in advance of the ceremony. While this year’s event, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will see up to 100 million people tuning in worldwide, the first edition in 1929 wasn’t even broadcast and the ceremony itself lasted just 15 minutes.

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