Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party

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Elton John and Christopher McDaniel at the 2009 Oscar party


The Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party is an annual party held every year in Los Angeles, California since 1993, following the Academy Awards ceremony. The first party was held in February 1993 at Maple Drive Restaurant and raised $300,000.[1] It had been produced by Patrick Lippert, an AIDS activist who died of the disease just months later.[2] In recent years it has been held at the Pacific Design Center and was attended by 650 people in 2009.[3] It is hosted by Elton John and the AIDS Foundation, and is one of most high-profile parties in the Hollywood film industry, particularly for people of British origin working in Hollywood films or the entertainment industry. The annual party contributes to the foundation fund by its high priced ticket sales which are given by invitation only ($3500 or £2400 as of 2009[3]) and a celebrity auction. The 2010 party raised over $8 million or £4 million.[4]

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  1. ^ "About". Elton John AIDS Foundation. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Bernardin, Claude; Stanton, Tom (January 1996). Rocket Man: Elton John from A–Z. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 73–4. ISBN 978-0-275-95698-1. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Elton John holds star studded party". The Daily Telegraph (London). 23 February 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Lawler, Danielle; Clemmie Moodie (9 March 2010). "Elton John Oscars party raises £4million". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "In 'n' Out". Los Angeles Magazine (Emmis Communications): 168. September 2005. ISSN 1522-9149. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Cameron-Wilson, James; Speed, F. Maurice (January 1996). Film Review 1995–6: Including Video Releases. Virgin Books. ISBN 978-0-86369-928-3. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Spago". Seeing Stars. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  8. ^ Lacher, Irene (March 15, 1999). "Vanity Fair Takes Oscar Party Lead". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Webcasts from LA". BBC. March 25, 2001. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
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  11. ^ "?". The Hollywood Reporter (Wilkerson Daily Corp.). 2007. p. 220. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  12. ^ "Sir Elton John’s Oscar Viewing Party Brings Out a Variety of Stars". OK Magazine. March 8, 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "Can you feel the love tonight? Kim Kardashian schmoozes with Elton John at his star-studded Oscars party". Daily Mail (London). 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "Elton John's Oscar party turns 20 with Klum, Kardashian, the kid". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Elton John Oscar Viewing Party Photos - Academy Award Aids Foundation". Gossip Cop Media. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 

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