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Missing the Glitz

January 14, 2008 - Phyllis Sigal
I like awards shows.

I love the red carpet, the gowns, the jewelry, the hair ... the whole nine yards. I'm not always crazy about the long acceptance speeches, but I do enjoy the anticipation of who wins what.

So I was a little disappointed to be cheated out of the glitzy red carpet hoopla Sunday when the gala Golden Globe Awards presentation was diminished to an hour-long press conference.

But, hey, I understand. No stars? No show.

I also understand that the stars don't want to cross the picket line. The writers certainly are important to their careers, and of course whenever this is settled, the actors will depend on those writers.

The People's Choice Awards set for Tuesday of this week also has scrapped its usual red-carpet entrance, according to a Reuters news report.

Hollywood economy certainly is suffering. I heard some numbers last week about the millions and millions of dollars lost because no one is renting jewelry and limos, buying gowns, having parties, etc. etc.

I say, how about donating some of those millions normally spent on hair and make-up, gowns and jewels, food and drink to some good causes! Those Hollywood folks are always looking to do some good. Here's a perfect opportunity.

But, I do hope the strike is over in time for the Oscars!


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