Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Michael Feinstein to Receive The Inpiration Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMEMBER MITCH O'FARRELL (CD13)
Presents REAL TO REEL LIVE (VIRTUAL EDITION 2020)

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN TO
RECEIVE THE INSPIRATION AWARD

WHAT: REAL TO REEL LIVE (Virtual Edition), inspired by The Hollywood Museum and LA City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's annual REAL TO
REEL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ in Hollywood Exhibit.

WHO: 2020 Inspiration Award recipient, Michael Feinstein; President/Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan; Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell with special guest Kristin Chenoweth.


WHEN: Airs JUNE 16, 2020 at 7:00pm (PST) on LA Cityview Channel 35 and all station as well as Hollywood Museum Social Media Platfiorms


EDITOR/PRODUCER: Founder and President of The Hollywood
Donelle Dadigen
Museum, Donelle Dadigan, in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (CD13), is proud to announce its 2020 salute to the LGBTQ community's contributions to the entertainment industry.


Due to Covid-19, this year's
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celebration will be televised virtually on REAL TO REEL LIVE on LA Cityview Channel 35, as well as on the Hollywood Museum website (www.thehollywoodmuseum.com) and Social Media platforms. Inspired by the annual “REAL to REEL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ in
The Hollywood Museum
Hollywood
” exhibit produced in partnership with Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (CD13) and LA Pride, is an educational, entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBTQ images in film, TV, and new digital platforms featuring costumes, props, photos, and iconic imagery that tells the story of the milestones and influences that LGBTQ characters and plot lines have had in Hollywood from early stereotypes to modern representations, offering a historic perspective spanning 100 years.



Mitch O'Farrell
Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell will host this year's REAL to REEL LIVE (Virtual Edition) with special introductions by Hollywood Museum Founder/President, Donelle Dadigan, on June 16th. Music star Michael Feinstein will receive the Inspiration Award.

Each year the event features costumes, props, photos, and iconic imagery all telling the story of the milestones and influences that LGBTQ characters and plot lines have had in Hollywood from early stereotypes to modern-day representations.
Boys in The Band
Additionally, REAL to REEL LIVE celebrates LGBTQ Icons.


Exhibit highlights from 2019 included costumes from television shows and films such as: Bohemian Rhapsody (Rami
Malek), One Day at a Time (Isabella Gomez), Transparent (Jeffrey Tambor), Project Runway (Christian Siriano), After Forever (Kevin Spirtas), Happily Divorced (Fran Drescher), The Hollywood Medium (Tyler Henry), Vanderpump Rules (Lisa Vanderpump), RuPaul's Drag Race (Bob
the Drag Queen), as well as costumes worn by the stars of Grace and Frankie, How to Get Away with Murder, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Sordid Lives, Cruising, Orange is the New Black, Ray Donovan, Mad Men, Arrested Development, Cabaret, Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, Tyler Perry's The Haves and Have Nots, Scandal, To Wong Fu, Julie Newmar, True Blood, The Good Wife, and many more.


Zac Posen
In addition, the exhibit also includes personal wardrobe to the stars created by Hollywood's leading designers (Bob Mackie, Zac Posen, Ret Turner, Nolan Miller, Mr. Blackwell and Edith Head) and items associated with LGBTQ Icons including Ellen DeGeneres, Cher, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Freddie Mercury, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Ramon Navarro, Rudolf Valentino, Charles Laughton, Sam Harris, Bruce Vilanch, Sherman Hemsley, Geri Jewell, Jerry Herman, Julia
Bruce Vilanch
Roberts, Ryan O'Connell and many more. The exhibit, which traditionally coincides with the annual Christopher Street West Pride activities, also includes historic LGBTQ moments with Rev. Troy Perry, the Black Cat riots (1967), and displays the infamous sign, “Faggots Stay Out!” that once hung at the entrance of West Hollywood's Barney's Beanery.


“The Hollywood Museum welcomes the opportunity to create and
The Hollywood Museum
showcase this important exhibition, by sharing the artistic expression and extraordinary significance of the LGBTQ culture and its effect and impact on the world through the medium of

entertainment with the public,” says Donelle Dadigan (Founder and President of The Hollywood Museum located in the Historic Max Factor Building).

The Hollywood Museum gratefully acknowledges the following ABC, Amazon Studios, Bravo, E! Entertainment Television, BBC America, CBS, Discovery Life, Focus Features HBO, Logo, NBC, Netflix, OWN, Showtime, TLC and 20th Century Fox, Universal
Pictures, as well as organizations serving the LGBT community including ONE Archives, Christopher Street West, The Lavender Effect, The Glaad Awards, amfar among others.

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM
See 10,000 Authentic Show Business Treasures spotlighting more than 100 years of Hollywood history - from the Silents to Talkies, to Hollywood's Golden Era, Film Noir, Television and its Pioneer
Years, through the rebellious 60s, special effects 70s, evolving 80s, involved 90s, technological 2000s, and beyond to current day heartthrobs! The Hollywood Museum's exhibits showcase the best in film, network, cable television, and new digital platforms featuring iconic and fan favorites! 
Named one of the top tourist attractions by LA Weekly, voted one
The Historic Max Factor Building
of the Top 10 Museums in LA by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, and annually receives the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Located in the heart of Hollywood in the historic Max Factor Building (at the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave), The

Hollywood Museum is the “Official Museum of Hollywood,” offering visitors the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world, featuring the glamour of Hollywood legends and stars - past, present and in the making …. See one-of-a-kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts, stars' car collections, personal artifacts, posters, and memorabilia from favorite stars, films and TV shows. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

REGULAR HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TICKETS: $15 Adults: $12 Seniors (62+): $12 for students with ID and $5 Children under 5.
ADDRESS: 1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90028
MUSEUM INFO: www.TheHollywoodMuseum.com or Tel: (323) 464-7776

FOLLOW THE MUSEUM: FACEBOOK:
Facebook.com/TheHollywoodMuseum
TWITTER: @HollywoodMuseum / INSTAGRAM: @HollywoodMuseum

Hollywood Museum Special Events/PR Contact:

Roger Neal @NEALPR / NEAL PR - prstarus2000@yahoo.com / 323-366-2796

The Hollywood Museum PR Contact:
Harlan Boll / BHBPR - Harlan@bhbpr.com / 626-296-3757

The Hollywood Museum Social Media Contact:
Lisa England / LKEPR - Lisa@lkepr.com / 714-514-9000


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Richard Skipper!  
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Richard Skipper -- what a pro and terrific talent you are. Thank
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you very much for letting me join in on the celebration of Judy Garland. The chance to hear great new insights from the other guests and to add a couple of rarely heard Garland stories was a total joy for me. Thank you, thank you, thank. You have a smart, witty, wonderful show.
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Sunday, March 29, 2020

We're In This Together: Part Four In A New Series...Today, Let's Celebrate Angela Bacari!

“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd

Happy Sunday, March 29th, 2020!

It is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The Vietnam War led to over 58,000 American military deaths, and a total of over two and a half million Americans served in the war.  In the early 1960s, military advisors were sent to the country, and by 1963 there were about 16,000 Americans in Vietnam. After the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964, the conflict expanded, and by 1968
there were 500,000 troops in the country. After about a decade of war, the last American troops came home on March 29, 1973.

March 29 is the 87th day of the year . 279 days remain until the end of the year.
Today is Harlan Boll’s Birthday. He is truly one of the best publicists in the business and the gauge from which I operate. Happy Birthday, Harlan!
Beethoven made his piano debut day on this day in 1795.

• 219 Days till Election Day! November 3rd! VOTE!!!!!!! (God
willing)
• 19th Day of Physical Distancing
• Theatre manager Marc Klaw born (1848)
• Actor/singer Joseph Cawthorn born (1867)
• Songwriter Albert Von Tilzer born (1878)
• Playwright/actor Howard Lindsay born (1888)
• Actor Warner Baxter born (1889)
• Singer/actress Pearl Bailey born (1918)

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I opened on Broadway (1951)
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman opened on Broadway (1966)
Look to the Lilies starring Shirley Booth opened on Broadway (1970)
• Kander and Ebb's Woman of the Year opened on Broadway (1981)

Today, I celebrate everyone's art. Today's social media engagement: Comment on something mentioned in this blog and let's keep the next 24 hours upbeat! 
Have something to promote? Email me Richard@RichardSkipper.com

Now, go out and so something nice for someone without expecting anything in return! 
Celebrate the gifts you have to offer the world! Did you do your Morning Pages? Have no clue what I am referring to? Today, celebrate your crazy ideas and surround yourself with those who will support those ideas! Make it a great week! Recommended Reading
Broadway: An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture [2 volumes]
By Thomas A. Greenfield
Now, Go to the 2nd person in your friend’s list and do something for them without expecting anything in return and let me know what happens! Angela Bacari, Today I celebrate YOU! Thanks for all you. 

Richard Skipper Celebrates Angela
Bacari


What is it about cabaret that distinguishes itself from other forms of live musical entertainment?
I always felt this art form fit me the best. It gives you the chance to become a character and draw people in.

Do you have a structured routine during this pandemic
It's definitely limited what we can do, but I try to do what I can, stay in touch with friends, exercise, answer whatever work emails I can, as I
Billy Gilman
manage Billy Gilman’s career, and just stay healthy!


Name one thing you’ve learned about yourself during this time?
Staying idle is not good for me. I have to stay active. I’ve realized I could never retire from this business.

What song(s) are you currently listening to during this time?
Billy Stritch and Liza Minnelli

I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos, anything with Billy Stritch and Liza Minnelli, and listening to new tracks my grandson, Nicolas King, is recording for his forthcoming album.

What do you wish to be remembered for?
Passing on to other singers what I’ve learned in my almost 60 years
Angela with Nicolas and Liza 
in this business. It’s brought me so much joy to see such great results in upcoming singers as my local vocal students, as well as helping established performers like Liza Minnelli, Deana Martin and many others. I absolutely love doing master classes, and I hope I can continue to teach and inspire other performers.


What did you think of cabaret
when you first began, and why did you continue to support it in the years that followed?
It was ME! Believe me, I sang it all- disco, pop, you name it. 
But with material by these genius writers, I never connected more to an art form than I did to this music.

What do you like least?
Being on a diet!

If everything gets back on track, Angela will be doing a Vocal Master Class at this year's Provincetown Cabaret Festival And performing at the final show at the end of the week.
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March 20th 5PM EST
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Richard Skipper,
So glad I listened to your interview with Marilyn Maye today.  I was with her on her closing night in St. Louis when she learned that Palm Springs was going to be postponed.  Glad I got to hear her with you today and to see she is still in high spirits.  The joy she brings to everyone what id going to get us all through this!  Thank you!, Shane Hartke Carmel, Indiana


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Richard Skipper has enriched my world and so many others, as well. His kind heart and zest for life is infectious. During this surreal time we all are currently experiencing, Richard's Facebook Live broadcasts bring much-needed joy and connection at a time when many are surrendering to sadness and anxiety. And as if this isn't more than enough, Richard's great talent is a gift he lovingly shares with the world. I'm privileged to know Richard. He has secured a very special place in my heart. BRAVO, Richard Skipper!
Jan Vincent, NYC


Hi again, Richard Skipper!
I wanted to thank you again for such a fabulous interview with Lesley Ann Warren.  I've been a huge fan ever since she played Cinderella back in 1965 and hearing her speak live was truly a thrill.  You're a wonderful host (something that I've known for many years now) and I look forward to more of these podcasts.  I wouldn't mind hearing an interview with Hugh Jackman! How about it, Richard?
Thanks,
Arlene Jacks, NYC

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