The Academy Awards, aka the Oscars, are on this Sunday so I thought it was the perfect time to share my behind-the-scenes tour of the Dolby Theatre. The Dolby Theatre is right in downtown Hollywood and was built specifically for the Oscars. On the tour, one learns interesting facts like the stairs are built wide but shallow to make it easier to walk them in gowns and heels.
The tour began just as it does for the stars, at an entrance on the balcony level. After a little Academy Awards history, we were escorted down a large, spiral staircase to the VIP level. On Oscar night, only nominees, presenters, and seat fillers (which I will talk about later), basically just the big names, can get past security down those stairs. Instead of heading into the seating area of the theater where I thought we were going, however, we headed backstage and… Continue reading