Academy Museum gala: Regina King, Cher, Lady Gaga lead celeb parade on green carpet
Jay L. Clendenin, Christi Carras
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And the Oscar for the starriest red-carpet event — well, in this case it was green — since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic goes to ... the opening gala for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Hollywood's hottest actors, musicians, filmmakers, models and other entertainment luminaries came out in droves Saturday evening for the grand unveiling of the film academy's long-anticipated museum of movie memorabilia, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.
The cinematic collection of exhibits — comprising thousands of souvenirs from the sets of iconic productions such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Alien," "Star Wars" and "Psycho" — opens to the public Thursday.
Originally slated for completion four years ago, the new destination for cinephiles has been significantly delayed in its debut by key staffing changes and, of course, the ongoing public health crisis.
Fittingly, the museum contains an opulent shrine to the Academy Awards, complete with real Oscar statuettes and an interactive space where visitors can record their own acceptance speeches.
Among the celebrities who graced the opening gala's green carpet this weekend in glamorous style were Halle Berry, Mj Rodriguez, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee, Regina King, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman and Olivia Rodrigo.
Here's a sampling of the arrivals, captured by Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin.
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