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ISBN: 067089141X
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As everybody who's anybody knows (and the rest of us too), the most exclusive Hollywood party is Vanity Fair magazine's Oscar-night bash. Vanity Fair's Hollywood is like the ultimate movie party--and how inviting it all is! Flip through the thick, glossy pages and greet the greats of all ages. Lillian and Dorothy Gish share a spread with Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow. Ms. Deneuve, resplendent in scarlet, meet Mr. Valentino, in classy black and white. Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra, meet Liz Taylor as Cleopatra (and if it's not too catty, did you notice Claudette was better dressed?). The stunning photos are cleverly juxtaposed. Julia Roberts, posed naughtily in see-through undies in the water, is followed by a very properly attired Doris Day in a see-through skirt. Day holds six brightly dyed poodles by white leashes; the composition forms a visual rhyme with the six accusing fingers pointed at Peter Lorre in the next picture. The photo captions by Christopher Hitchens are as succinctly clever as Dorothy Parker, encapsulating entire careers in a punning paragraph. Even if you've seen a shot before, you learn things: in the most notorious still ever snapped at a Hollywood party--the one where Sophia Loren ogled Jayne Mansfield's voluminous bosom--Hitchens tells us the object of Loren's appalled regard was "the strategic dabs of makeup on [Jayne's] nipples."

Like any good party, this vast book offers sparkling talk as well as gobs of eye candy. The brilliant Peter Biskind evokes the '70s heyday of superagent Sue Mengers, D.H. Lawrence makes a stab at defining "sex appeal," Patricia Bosworth adds the patented VF dash of scandal in a piece on Lana Turner's gangster boyfriend's murder, and Hitchens gives a quickie history of the fabled Sunset Strip. Not everything rises to the august occasion: Carl Sandburg's poem about Chaplin and Clare Boothe Luce's snooty ode to Garbo are mostly of antiquarian interest. Most of the historic stuff is great (e.g., Fritz Lang directing a crowd scene in Metropolis), and the most austere cineaste should own this book. On practically every page, Vanity Fair's Hollywood dazzles. It's a keeper. --Tim Appelo

Hollywood Sign
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El Capitan
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Walk of Fame - Batman
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The Paladium

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The Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

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Walk of Fame
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The 2003 ESPY Awards were held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers were nominated for Best NBA Player. The 2003 Winners are below:
18 Fan Voting Categories (voting via internet)
Best Play -- LSU's Hail Mary(LA Laker Kobe Bryant was also nominated for Best Play)
Best NFL Player -- Michael Vick
Best Major League Baseball Player -- Barry Bonds
Best NHL Player -- Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Best NBA Player -- Tim Duncan
Best WNBA Player -- Lisa Leslie(from the Los Angeles Sparks)
Best Driver -- Tony Stewart
Best Bowler -- Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Best Boxer -- Roy Jones Jr.
Best Jockey -- Jose Santos
Best Male Golfer -- Tiger Woods(attended Stanford University in Northern California)
Best Female Golfer -- Annika Sorenstam
Best Male Soccer Player -- Ronaldo
Best Female Soccer Player -- Katia
Best Male Tennis Player -- Andre Agassi(from Las Vegas Nevada)
Best Female Tennis Player -- Serena Williams(from Southern California)
Best Male Track and Field Athlete -- Tim Montgomery
Best Female Track and Field Athlete -- Gail Devers
15 Cross-Cutter Categories (voted by ESPY Academy):
Best Male Athlete -- Lance Armstrong
Best Female Athlete -- Serena Williams
Best Team -- Anaheim Angels(after their first World Series Trophy)
Best Coach -- Jon Gruden
Best Game -- Fiesta Bowl (Ohio State - Miami)
Best Moment -- Pete Sampras winning US Open
Best Breakthrough Athlete -- Alfonso Soriano
Best Outdoors Athlete -- Jay Yelas
Best Action Sports Athlete -- Shaun White
Best Disabled Athlete -- Marlon Shirley
Best Sports Movie -- Bend it Like Beckham
Best Comeback Athlete -- Tommy Maddox(who played College Football at the University of California Los Angeles(UCLA))
Best Record-Breaking Performance -- Emmitt Smith's rushing record
Best Male College Athlete -- Carmelo Anthony
Best Female College Athlete -- Diana Taurasi

46th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on February 8, 2004

The 46th Annual Grammy's took place
on Sunday, February 8, 2004 at the Staples Center
in Los Angeles. The Staples Center is home to the
Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers
and the Los Angeles Kings.
The show was shown on CBS
channel 2 in the Los Angeles area from 8pm to 11:30pm.
The tv info caption desribed the Grammy Awards event as follows:
"The 46th annual event, held at the
Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Slated performers include
Christina Aguilera, George Clinton
and Parliament Funkadelic; Celine
Dion; 50 Cent; Foo Fighters;
Vince Gill; Alicia Keys; Beyonce
Knowles. (2004)."

The show started out with a bang as Prince and Beyonce performed together.
Brince was decked out in a purple double breasted suit
with a gold shirt and a gold tie.
Beyonce was wearing a short pink dress.
Prince and Beyonce started out
singing Purple Rain.
They then started singing Baby I'm A Star
as Prince waved around his gold handkerchief.
Next the duo sang part of Beyonce's song, Crazy In Love.
as Prince played guitar.
Finally they sang Prince's Crazy.

Gwen Stefani and Quentin Tarantino took the stage
as Gwen said, "Welcome to the 46th Annual Grammy's."
We have posters of Gwen Stefani and No Doubt
in our music section. Quentin Tarantino
is from the Torrance area and we have information
on him in the Torrance section.
Quentin announced that 2003 marked the 20th anniversary
of Prince's Purple Rain.
The pair read the nominees for the Best Contemporary
R & B Album. They announced that Beyonce won
the grammy with Dangerously In Love.
Beyonce was thankful as she said this was
her first solo album.

Ellen DeGeneres notes that it was 40 years ago
that the Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan Show.
The Beatles Tribute is performed by
Pharrell from The Neptune's on drums,
Dave Matthews and
Vince Gill
They sing
I'll Never Dance With Another
Saw Her Standing There

After a short break, Queen Latifah from Barber Shop 2
made her way to the stage.
Queen introduced Christina Aguilera
who was nominated for 3 Grammy's.
Christina sang Beautiful
as she knelt on the stage in a misty cloud of smoke.
An orchestra played their instruments in the background
as Christina performed.

John Mayor and Matthew Perry took the stage
to present the Best Pop Duo Or Group With Vocal
Grammy. Matthew Perry announced that the Grammy
went to Underneath It All by No Doubt.
Gwen thanked Dave Steward for writing the song
with her. She also thanked Gavin for letting her
write a song about him.

Beck, wearing a jacket and a red t shirt introduced The White Stripes.
The White Stripes performed Seven Nation Army
to the delight of the crowd.

BB King took the stage with Joe Perry
and Steven Tyler from Aerosmith.
They presented The Fabulous Funk Brothers
with a lifetime achievement award.
They announced that the Best Rap Album Grammy
went to Outkast for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

Marg Helgenberger from CSI
introduced Martina McBride
who peformed Concrete Angel for the crowd.

Jacob Dillon to the stage with
Amy Lee
to give a lifetime achievement award to Gerry Goffin.
They presentd the Best Male Pop Vocal
to Justin Timerlake
for Cry Me A River.
Justin had just recently been involved with
Janet Jackson in the infamous "wardrobe malfunction."
Justin sported a dark suit with a pink shirt
and a dark tie.
He said it has been a rough week
and he apologized for the Super Bowl incident.
He said, "this is officially the greatest moment of my life."

After a break Patti LaBelle
talked about the stroke
suffered by Luther Vandross.
Patti LaBelle introduced Alicia Keys
who sang Call Your Heart A Home.

Patti LaBelle continued praising
Luther Vandross as Celine Dion
was introduced to perform
Dance With My Father.
Their appear to be sound problems before and
during the song. Celine is shown removing
her ear piece during the song.

Luther Vandross said hello to everyone
through a video as he sang part of
Believe In The Power of Love.

Madonna took the stage after a commercial break.
She introduced Sting and Sean Paul
who performed Roxanne.
Sting was wearing a bizarre outfit.
his socks appeared to go all the way up to his
knees. Sean Paul brought a Jamaican flavor
to the Roxanne song.

Hilary Duff, Paulina Rubio and Brian McKnight
took the stage to present
The Best Female Pop Vocal Grammy.
Seeing Hilary Duff reminded me
of a Punk'd episode where she
was taking her driving test
with a fake instructor
who got in a fight with the drivers
of the vehicle that was behind them.
The Grammy went to Christina Aguilera
for Beautiful.
Christina was sporting dark hair with
a lot of necklaces.
She thanked Linda Perry for writing
"an incredible, amazing song."

Sarah Jessica Parker from Sex And The City
took the stage.
She introduced Justin Timerlake who performed to the delight of the crowd.

Ellen DeGeneres introduced George Harrison's wife.
Ellen DeGeneres then introduced
Yoko Lennon on behalf of John Lennon.
Ringo Star and Paul McCartney were then seen on video.
They all said thank you for The President's Award.
Paul displayed the guitar he played on
The Ed Sullivan Show.

Queen Latifah, wearing a green top, introduced
The Black Eyed Peas after a short commercial break.

Van Cliburn was presented a lifetime achievement award by the Academy.
The Best Female Country Vocal Performance
went to June Carter Cash for Keep On The Sunny Side.
The award was accepted by her son John Carter Cash.

Wearing a dark suit with a white shirt, Cuba Gooding Jr took the stage after a short break.
Ella Jenkins was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Academy.
He then introduced Beyonce who appeared
in a light blue dress with a shiny top.

Sean Astin presented Jazz artist Marian McPartland
with a special award from the Academy.
The Best New Artist Award
went to Evanescence. 50 cent went up on stage to
congratulate the group.

Samuel L. Jackson took the stage after the commercial break.
We have some nice posters of Samuel L. Jackson
on our Pulp Fiction Page.
Jackson introduced Earth Wind and Fire
who performed Shining Star.
Samel L. Jackson then introduced Outkast
who performed The Way You Move.
Continuing with the introductions,
Samuel L. Jackson brought out Robert Randolph and The Family Band.
Samuel L. Jackson continued getting excited
as he yelled praise for George Clinton and The Parliament Funkadelic
who peformed Give Us The Funk, You Punk.

Snoop Dogg and Jason Alexander
were seen on stage after a commercial break.
They spoofed Britney Spears' short wedding incident.
They introduced the Foo Fighters
who sang Times Like These.

Mary J Blige and Michael McDonald
gave props to The Neptunes for Producer of the Year.
Michael McDonald sang a line from
What A Fool Believes for Mary.
Coldplay and Ken Nelson received the Grammy
for Record of the Year.

Missy Elliot and Tony Bennett took the stage after a commercial break.
They introduced Sarah McGlocklin.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne made their way on stage to the cheers of the crowd.
Ozzy was showing the effects of his motorcycle accident.
His neck brace was in plain view.
One episode took place in Marina Del Rey when Ozzy and Jack
went fishing. We have information on the episode
on our Marina Del Rey page.
They announced that the Best Rock Duo or Group With Vocal
Grammy went to "Me" is what Ozzy jokingly said.
The actual winner was Warren Zevon.
The award was accepted by his son Jordan Zevon.

Andy Williams took the stage after a commercial break.
He said he is not just there because he was the Grammy's first host.
He recognized Pierre for his 34 years of dedication
to the Academy.
Orin Keepnews was presented with a special award.
The Grammy for Song of the Year
went to Richard Marx and Luther Vandross
for Dance With My Father.
The business manager for Luther Vandross, Carmen Romano,
accepted on his behalf.

Jack Black appeared after a commercial break.
He did a bit similar to the "Year 2000" bits on the Conan O'Brian show.
Outkast appeared on the stage wearing green outfits.
The setting on stage for the Outkast performance had a Native American theme.
The USC Marching band played along with Outkast.

Faith Hill and Carlos Santana took the stage
They announced that the Grammy for
Album of the Year
went to Outkast for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

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