An artist sketch
of the red carpet walkway celebrities
will take when they arrive on Oscar Night at the new
Hollywood & Highland project in Hollywood, California.
The path will
lead from the arrival point on Hollywood Blvd,
through the new center, to the Kodak Theatre, the
new permanent home of the Academy Awards show.
It will pass beneath a ballroom which will be used for
the annual Governor's Ball following the awards show.
We are looking
northwest as the arriving stars walk north.
|Every year following
the Academy Awards telecast, celebrities attend the the Academy's Board
of Governors Ball.
Since the Oscar
Night broadcast now has a permanent home at the Kodak
Theatre in the Hollywood & Highland center, it's fitting that
the Governor's Ball will also have a permanent home right next door.
step out of their limos and walk the red carpet to the Kodak Theatre, they
will pass right beneath the new Grand Ballroom [see the picture to the
The rooftop ballroom
& catering hall will feature outdoor balconies which will offer
sweeping views of Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood hills and the L.A. skyline.
Superstar chef Wolfgang Puck will be in charge of the kitchen.
The room will
be designed with a 1920's Art Deco look inspired by the landmark Bullocks
Wilshire building (which opened in 1929, the year the Oscars were born).
Like the Kodak
Theatre, the ballroom has been custom designed to host the Governor's Ball
and similar events. Normally, event planners have to try to adapt their
decor to the room, but when they built this new ballroom, they consulted
with event planners and built the room around their needs, making the architecture
itself flexible enough to adapt to the various events planned for the venue.
They expect that
Hollywood & HIghland, and the ballroom in particular, will be
host to some of Hollywood's biggest parties and celebrations.