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The 5th Annual Roger Neal and Maryanne Lai Oscar Viewing & After-Party at The Legendary Hollywood Museum by Rachel Ganz

at The Legendary Hollywood Museum On Sunday February 9, 2020

Roger and Lynn Neal, Founders with Chairperson, Maryanne and Thomas Lai, held the extraordinary "5th Annual Roger Neal & Maryanne Lai Oscar Viewing Dinner and After Party" at the World Famous Hollywood Museum,( the former Max Factor Building) 1660 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood.

The Roger Neal & Maryanne Lai Oscar Viewing Dinner honored celebrities with the ICON AWARD during the pre-show to the Academy awards.

This year's honorees included: – Nancy O'Dell for Television, Mamie Van Doren for Motion Picture Female in a rare public appearance, Obba Babatunde for Television (Emmy winner), Andy Madadian for Music ( multimillion seller Icon), Joel Diamond 2 x Grammy winner for Music-presented by Wink Martindale, Burt Ward, Robin of Batman will present to Catwoman of Batman Lee Meriwether for Television, Terry Moore for Motion Pictures and Donelle Dadigan, for The Woman in Philanthropy Award and owner of The Hollywood Museum.

The Academy Awards viewing was a very elegant a sit down, black tie white glove service experience for the stars, their guests, sponsors and all attendees

This was the first year that the Roger Neal Oscar viewing party was given at the historic Hollywood Museum, and I commend his choice of venue.

We have to all thank Donelle Dadigan, the President and Founder (who I was fortunate enough to be seated at her dinner table) for creating a legacy of 10,000 genuine Showbiz treasures, showcasing 100 years of Hollywood, including the world's largest collection of Marilyn memorabilia for us to enjoy now, and future generations to come.

Keeping with tradition, the charities spotlighted received a generous donation check from Roger & Lynn Neal and partners Maryanne and Thomas Lai.

The charity that was honored this year was "The Jose Iturbi Foundation". The Presenting Sponsor was "Emerald Hare Wine and Sino TV Network". The delicious dinner was catered by Hoy's Wok Mandarin Restaurant on Sunset

ABC 7's TV Red Carpet and Oscar dinner with George Pennacchio, George and Simona Papadopolus, candidate for California Congress

Edward Lozzi of Edward Lozzi & Associates (who was publicity and media red carpet coordinator for the now ended Night of 100 Stars), was brought in for the Roger Neal Oscar Viewing Dinner and after party for 2020 . 

More then 100+ Stars were present and over 400 Guests attended this lavish dinner

Over 200 media worldwide covered their extensive Red Carpet", said Edward Lozzi, Event Media Coordinator for the Roger Neal & Maryanne Lai Oscar Viewing Dinner and After Party.

The Rick James Band (RJ2Goldie) with Goldie Gillespie gave a bursting performance with horn and indigenous back up singers

The Roger Neal & Maryanne Lai Oscar Viewing Dinner and After Party was by invitation only

Some of the celebrity guests were

Tom Sizemore(Saving Private Ryan), Nancy O'Dell (TV-ET-Icon Award), Eric Roberts, Ilya Salkind(Superman), Mamie Van Doren-(High School Confidential Icon Award+Star Walk of Fame) Sheree J. Wilson-(Walker Texas Ranger), Dita Von Teese, Joe Cortese-(The Green Book), Katherine Narducci(co-star The Irishman), BarBara Luna-(Star Trek), Andy Madadian-(Star singer-Icon Award-Star Walk of Fame), Petri Byrd-(Judge Judy), Pat Negri-(Good Witch), Gloria Garayua-(How to Get Away w Murder), Stacia Gates-(Influencer), John Savage (Oscar nom 'Deer Hunter'), Frank Sheftel-(Host KABCRadio), Rex Smith-(Broadway Star), Lou Ferrigno II (SWAT 2020), Cory Oliver, Lydia Cornell(Too Close for Comfort), Bridgette Nielson(Red Sonya), Sofia Milos-(CSI Miami), Lou Ferrigno-(The Hulk, Instant Death), Dawn Wells-(Gilligan's Island), Lee Meriwether-(Barnaby Jones + Catwoman), Lorenzo Lamas-(Falcon Crest/Renegade), Kira Reed Lorsch-(2 x Emmy Winner)Dee Wallace-(ET), Lainie Kazan-(My Favorite Year), Bernie Kopell-(Love Boat), Ernie Hudson-(Ghostbusters), Cory Feldman-(Stand By Me), George Papadopoulous-(fmr Trump's Foreign Policy Advisor), Courtney Stodden-(Celebrity Big Brother), Nic Novicki-(Sopranos), Teale Sperling-(Toy Box), Kate Linder-(Young & Restless), Judy Tenuta-(HBO Specials), Ieva Georges-(Criminal Minds), Katherine Pacino, James Jurdi-(Reaper), Noreen Taylor-(The Bay), Stanley Livingston-(My 3 Sons), Suzanne Marques-(Enlightened HBO), Donna Spangler-(Beverly Hills Christmas), Patty McCormack-(The Bad Seed Oscar nom), Gabrielle Stone-(Speak No Evil), Tanya Banks-(Little Women), Ivan Modei, Rebecca Holden-( Knightrider), Joel Diamond-(Grammy Record Producer Engelbert Humperdinck-Icon Award), Robert Mack(Host Good Morning LaLa Land), Autum, and Todd McGinley, Dr. Paul Nassif-(E!'s Botched), Brenda Dickson-(Young&Restless), Kathy Garver(Family Affair), Joann Worley(Laugh In), Ava Cantrell(Niclelodeons Haunted Hathaways), Melody Anderson(Flash Gordon/Firewalker), Carrie Schroder-(I Am Frankie-Nickelodeon), Petri Byrd-(Judge Judy), Renee Lawless-(Tyler Perry's Have and Have Nots), Sonika Vaid, James Dumont-(The Righteous Gemstones-Law & Order: True Crime), Lucille Soong(Fresh Off the Boat), Sheryl Lee Ralph(Instant Mom), Yi Zhou(Runaway Pistol), Keith Carlos(Bold & The Beautiful America's Top Model), Emmanuel Kabongo(21 Thunder), Carl Crawford (LA Dodgers), Francesca Fanti-(American Crime Story:Versacae), Frank Pesce-(29th Street), Peter Mark Richman-(Naked Gun'Star Trek), Erin Haskell-(Good Morning La La Land, Richard Brooks (Emmy winner), Ron Moss( Emmy winner star of The Bay), Devin Devasquez (tv & film producer Emmy winner & former Playmate), Marla Gibbs(The Jeffersons-Icon Award TV), Freyda Payne(singing legend), Ernest Harden Jr., (White Men Cant Jump), Art Evans(Die Hard 2), Janet Dubois(Good Times), Roger E. Mosley(Magnum PI), Ella Joyce(ROC), Cisco Reyes(Amazon's Chosen Kin), Joe Fria(Guardians of the Galaxy) Kevin Seymour( NFLCarolina Panthers), Adoree Jackson(NFL Tennessee Titans), Vincent Spano(Alive), Willard Pugh(Air Force 1), Mother Love, William McNamara(Nun), Jaclyn Lopez(The Lucky Man), Roger Neal Jr.(recording Artist), Tanya Roberts-(Charlies Angels& Sheena), Stephanie Szostak(ABC's A Million Little Things& Iron Man 3), Farah Abraham-(star of Teen Mom), Carrie Mitchum(James Dean Live Fast Die Young), Vincent DePaul( The Bay), Shadoe Stevens(Hosts Top of The World), Beverly Stevens(Shadoevision), Amber Stevens West(ABC's Greek), Laurene Landon(All the Marbles/Maniac Cop), Jeremy Miller-(Growing Pains), Jeannie Kasem (Cheers/The Tortellis), Lou Ferrigno(The Hulk), Burt Ward-(Batman), Susan Olsen-(The Brady Bunch), Buzz Aldrin, Chris McDonald(Thelma & Louise-Happy Gilmore), Donovan Carter-(HBO's BALLERS) Jamie Kennedy-(Scream), Johnny Roastbeef Williams-( Good Fellas & Green Book), Katherine Kramer, Karen Kramer, Gloria Allred-( Netflix-Seeing AllRed), Celeste Thorson-(How I Met Your Mother,), Lee Purcell-JL Ranch +Murder She Wrote), Camila Banus-(Days of Our Lives), Richard Halpern, Terry Moore-(Oscar Nominee Come Back Little Sheba),Sally Kirkland-(Oscar Nominee-Golden Globe winner), Roslynd Kind(singer Streisand sister), Nancy O'Brian- Playboy Playmate, Vince Lazano(Pirates of the Caribbean),Wes Geer, Jeri Jewel(Facts of Life), KIRK BOVILL(starred as Henry Kissinger-Oscar nominated movie VICE) Emma Eliza Regan(Oscar Nominated "Detainment" 2019), Maria Conchita Alonso( Moscow on The Hudson), John Ratzenberger(Cheers/Toy Story), Bryce Nielson(Special Effects ROMA), David Permut-(Producer Oscar nom Hacksaw Ridge),Ms. Tan Kheng Hua-(star of Crazy Rich Asians), Joyce Bulifant- (Mary Tyler Moore Show regular), The Pointer Sisters-( Anita & Bonnie-Grammy, AMA winners), George Lazenby-(James Bond- On Her Majesty's Secret Service)Shiggy(pop culture comedian), Tommy Wiseau)The Room/Disaster Artist), Alice Amter(Big Bang Theory), Barry Bostwick)-Rocky Horror/Spin City), Ray Parker Jr.-(Ghostbusters Theme –R&B star), Fernando Allende-(Flamingo Road) Jezlan Moyet-(host of  Good Morning La La land), John Whitaker(Family Affair), Anthony Michael Hall, Martin Kove (Karate Kid+Cagney&Lacey), Dan Lauria (Wonder Years), Obba Babatunde-( Madam Secretaryand Icon award), Richard Grieco-(21 Jump Street+ Gargoyles), Margaret O'Brian-(Oscar winner), Randal Malone-( Mansion of Blood), Robert Carradine-(Revenge of the Nerds), Frank DiFrancia-(Green Book), Rachell Royale-(music artist), Serena Laurel("Lucy"),Tonya Renee-(Star of Little Women LA and The Ish is Real Show with Tonya & Tasha), Caryn Richman-(Gidget), Jamie Brewer-(American Horror Stories, Carrie Schroder-(Nickelodean's I Am Frankie),Gerald Chamales-(Producer The Irishman, Nick Vallelonga-(Oscar for The Green Book, Roman Mitichyan-(The Morning Show), Massi Furlan-(Bad Boys for Life),Paul Fegen Aka 'The Amazing Fig'( America's Got Talent magician performing) and many more.   

The Schedule of Events Included:

Oscar Gifting Suite: 12-3 PM Celebrities received a luxurious gift bag and then walked the

Red Carpet to the Ballroom

Red Carpet Arrivals: 1-4 PM

Oscar Viewing Pre-Show 415 PM/ Oscar Telecast 5PM

After Party 830 PM-11 PM with Food, Beverages, Live Entertainment and Dancing

It was a fabulous Celebrity Attended Oscar Viewing and After- Party

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