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First Person: Patt Morrison's maiden voyage to the Oscars
First Person: Patt Morrison's maiden voyage to the Oscars

I’ve flown in the Goodyear blimp. I’ve paddled down the L.A. River. I’ve spoken at two Hollywood Walk of Fame events. I’ve driven the wrong way at 90 mph on a new, still-unopened stretch of freeway (with a Caltrans guy beside me). But I’d never done the ultimate L.A. thing: I’d never been to the Oscars. Until Sunday. I came away from the very long day -- dressing up in evening clothes in broad daylight at 1 p.m., home from the Governors Ball at 1 a.m. -- with two impressions I hadn’t had as an ordinary Oscar TV viewer: FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2013 | Winners One was the finely tuned organization of a massive event. The Academy Awards has been...

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