Creative Arts Emmys: Google Glass is en vogue at Creative Arts Ball

A few Google Glass wearers were spotted on Sunday night at the Creative Arts Ball.
(Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)

Morgan Freeman stood out at the posh Creative Arts Ball that followed the 65th Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night at Nokia Theatre. It wasn’t just because he looked dapper in his tux. Standing next to him was his producing partner, Lori McCreary, who was wearing futuristic-looking glasses.

Google Glass has been making inroads in Hollywood. At least two other ball attendees were spotted sporting the strange-looking technology. What were they doing? Filming the festivities, of course.

“I’m using these for a film I’m shooting,” explained McCreary, who operates Revelations Entertainment with Freeman. “They just came two days ago so I could start documenting coming to the Emmys.”

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She’s also using the glasses, which function like high-powered micro-computers and can be controlled by tapping them near where they rest on your temples, to film casting sessions and other duties and events involved with filmmaking.

“This will allow the public to see what it’s like,” she said, adding that she “begged” Google to let her use them for the film.

How do the glasses feel?

“For a lady, it’s hard with the hair,” she said, flipping her long blond locks over her shoulders and away from her glasses.

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Freeman said he hadn’t tried using the Google Glass but that he probably would.

“I’m all for technology, but we’re going to be sorry later on,” he said. “There’s always a downside.”

The party’s theme was “Enchanted Forest” and huge lighted trees hung like a sparkling jungle around lavishly set tables while live performers danced and sang on raised platforms around the ballroom.


Dinner was steak and short ribs, and cocktails were herbaceous martinis by Grey Goose.


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