2003 L.A. EMMYS:
One Party After Another!
By Suzan Jorgensen-Torgerson
For anyone working in television here in the Southland, the
Leonard H. Goldenson theater was the place to be Saturday
night. The night sizzled as Emmy nominees and their guests
gathered to celebrate the 55th annual L. A. Area Emmy Awards.
The evening was filled with all the glitz and glamour one
expects at an awards show. The stage was adorned with glistening
glass brick and colorful lights and set aglow by the star
power of a long list of celebrity presenters and John O'Hurley,
the show's handsome and elegant host who kept things moving
with his dry wit and smooth charm. The celebration didn't
stop at the conclusion of the awards presentation...it continued.
Set amidst the towering palms, a glowing moon and twinkle
lights everywhere, guests leaving the theater were quickly
immersed in the sensational sounds of "The Big Band Alumni",
a seventeen piece big band that kicked up the tempo of the
night. Party-goers were soon tapping their toes and twirling
on the black and white art deco dance floor as others mingled
with their friends and co-workers dining on a light supper
buffet creatively presented by Gary Livingood of Livingood
For those who've been in this market for awhile, or those
who simply enjoy the history of our television legacy, photo
displays reflecting the early days of television were placed
throughout the patio adding to the warm nostalgic atmosphere.
Every year this event gets bigger and brighter. For those
who missed it, plan on attending next year's gala celebration.
It was an evening to remember and enjoyed by all!
Suzan Jorgensen-Torgerson is a member of the Board of Governors
of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences representing
the Los Angeles Area Peer Group.