Outside of the Dolby Theater during the Academy Awards. Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan)

Oscar Weekend Warrior: A New Yorker Attempts to Take on L.A.’s Starriest Season

LOS ANGELES—A few hours after the end of of the Oscars, an actress friend pulled up outside the Chateau Marmont, and after I jumped in shotgun we cut off Sunset Boulevard with a screeching hard left and ripped up Laurel Canyon Boulevard, scaling a mountain to get above the city, ears popping, and we came to a long, isolated driveway on Mulholland Drive, where a view of a thousand blinking parties burning in Los Angeles was unspooled below before us.

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