Jose Iturbi Foundation Event – The Hollywood Museum – September 19, 2023 – Hollywood, CA.

The José Iturbi Foundation Presents “From Hollywood To The World: The Rediscovered Recordings by Pianist and Conductor José Iturbi”, #19439836502), the commemorative 16-CD, and 188-page box set/coffee table book, produced by Donelle Dadigan, Michael Feinstein, and Robert Russ (Sony Classical Records). In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a GRAMMY Voters Party. José Iturbi was the first musician to sell 1 million copies of a record and he received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to commemorate this milestone.

This night was so special, with its beautiful exhibits at The Hollywood Museum, was the backdrop to many heartfelt speeches about Jose Iturbi and the glamourous history that Donelle Dadigan recalled for this remarkable audience. It’s always a pleasure to be in this amazing historic building, there is so much to see, couple that with tonight’s activities and you have a recipe for sheer enjoyment and transformation. Some great stories were told between the 3 panelists – Donelle Dadigan, Michael Feinstein, and Charles Fox, and the gracious host, Leonard Maltin. You almost felt like you were let inside this amazing world of piano playing geniuses, with Jose Iturbi being at the center of all of the attention. My personal favorite was Donelle describing meeting Mr. Sinner alongside Jose Iturbi, AKA, Frank Sinatra. Then her meeting him again later in life and him recalling this little girl who was Jose Iturbi’s Goddaughter.

Guests and participants included, Michael Feinstein (Multi-Grammy nominated singer and pianist), Diane Warren (Grammy and Honorary Oscar-winning songwriter), Charles Fox (Multi-award-winning composer and songwriter), Leonard Maltin (Film historian and moderator), Richard Montañez (subject of Flamin’ Hot), Mike Stoller (award winning songwriter/Smokey Joe’s Café), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Joel Diamond (award winning music producer), Candace Wakefield (8X Grammy winner), Raheem Norris (Grammy Nominee), Carol Connors (composer, writer, Gonna Fly Now from Rocky), Allan Rich (Oscar nominated composer, songwriter), Joel Diamond (award winning music producer), David Longoria (Trumpet player, singer, song writer, music producer), Rickey Minor (Musical Director/Conductor ), Michele Lee (Wicked/Seesaw/How To Succeed In Business/Knotts Landing), Roslyn Kind (Recording Artist), Carolyn Hennesy (Cabaret Singer/GH/True Blood), Kym Karath (Sound of Music), Geoffrey Mark (Grammy Nominated).

This special project has been submitted for Grammy consideration in the following categories:
Producers: Michael Feinstein, Robert Russ, Donelle Dadigan
Engineers: Nancy Conforti, Jennifer Nulsen, Andreas K. Meyer

Author: Michael Feinstein
Producers: Michael Feinstein, Robert Russ, Donelle Dadigan
Designer: Donelle Dadigan/Michael Feinstein/(EC:KO) Communications /Jochen Rudelt/Marvin J Deitz.

About The Hollywood Museum:

The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood, has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. The museum, featuring four floors of breathtaking exhibits, is home to more than 10,000 authentic show biz treasures – one-of-a-kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts, stars’ car collections and personal artifacts, posters, and vintage memorabilia from favorite films and TV shows. The museum also showcases the history of Hollywood and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Exhibits at The Hollywood Museum:

See hundreds of costumes on display, including Marilyn Monroe’s million dollar dress, Elvis’ personal bathrobe, I Love Lucy, Superman, Star Trek, Transformers, Glee, High School Musical, Michael Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, plus Rocky’s boxing gloves, Sopranos, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Beyoncé… See Lucy, Judy, Kate and all the greats! Plus the Rat Pack, Jurassic Park, Baywatch, Jaws, Planet of the Apes, The Flintstones, Harry Potter, Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Angelina

The Hollywood Museum is housed in the historic Max Factor Building. Where Max Factor, Hollywood’s Makeup King, created the looks of Hollywood’s Golden Era stars including Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Mae West, Jean Harlow & Marilyn Monroe and all your favorite stars…from the Silents through the 1970’s… Don’t forget to visit Max Factor’s world-famous makeup rooms and see where Hollywood’s greatest stars got their “look”. See where Marilyn Monroe became a blonde and Lucille Ball a famous redhead! Visit the largest collection of costumes, props, posters, and photographs Hollywood has to offer!

I’m so honored to be part of this extended family; I have been invited to many events at The Hollywood Museum. To always be included with all these historic music legends, to be continually educated on past music stories. Such a wonderful way to spend the evening, such a treat!

Thanks, to Harlan and Roger, for always sending me out those fabulous press releases, I am forever grateful!!

The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Bldg.

1660 N. Highland Ave.

LA. CA. 90028

*Note Some Content Was Taken Off Of Their Website.


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