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’42’ Premieres in Recreated Ebbets Field on Hollywood Blvd Sponsored by Marriott Rewards

Last week the Truffle attended the L.A. premiere of ’42,’ the new Jackie Robinson biopic from Warner Bros. starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman, with executives from Marriott and Marriott Rewards who sponsored the premiere (held at the Chinese Theater) and after party (held across the street in a parking lot transformed to look like Ebbets Field in Brooklyn).

The LA premiere of ’42’, which topped the weekend’s box office with a gross of $27.3 million, was sponsored by Marriott Rewards, the interchangeable points program that  allows hotel guests to earn points in one property and spend them in another (properties include: Autograph Collection, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, J.W. Marriott, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, EDITION, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott). They also recently started a concierge service.

As a sponsoring partner of the  film, Marriott ran a personal welcome message from ’42’ star Chadwick Boseman and the ’42’ trailer in Marriott hotel rooms around the world.  An online baseball game contest was also conducted and the winner received a trip to the L.A. premiere. Marriott hosted dozens of special screenings of the film, some with Bill Marriott himself, the company’s chairman whose father founded the hotel brand, and a Washington DC native, where the company is based.

APA, the L.A.-based external entertainment agency hired by Marriott for special projects, also organized a trip for Marriott executives to see a taping of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and a stop at ink on Melrose.

’42’ is a Jackie Robinson biographical picture from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures released April 12th, just in time for Jackie Robinson Day, a national holiday to celebrate diversity which is commemorated by every baseball player wheres a number 42 uniform. By sheer coincidence, Marriott Rewards has 42 million members.

Spotted at the premiere: Harrison Ford (who plays Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey) with Calista Flockhart, Chadwick Boseman (who plays Jackie Robinson), former L.A. Dodger Owner and L.A. Royalty Peter O’Malley, former Disney President Dick Cook who executive produced the film, Alyssa Milano who is a Dodger fan who blogs at MLblogs, former Yankee baseball player Don Mattingly who is the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jackie Robinson’s widow Rachel Robinson and her entire family.

Executives from Marriott at the premiere include: Gordon Lambourne, SVP Global PR, Marriott International, Rich Toohey, VP, Marriott Rewards, Michelle Lapierre, Sr. Director, Marriott Rewards, Apoorva Gandhi, VP Multicultural Markets and Alliances, Marriott International, and his lovely wife were also on the trip. All executives stayed at the J.W. Marriott downtown next to the Staples Center.

Kickoff party at Soho House West Hollywood - Sponosored by The Hollywood Reporter

A pre-cocktail party sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter  to welcome Marriott executives to Los Angeles was held at Soho House West Hollywood

After a cocktail party with The Hollywood Reporter at Soho House, Marriott executives traveled to the premiere in a sleek, black Mercedes van. In this photo: Michelle Lapierre, Sr. Director, Marriott Rewards

After a cocktail party with The Hollywood Reporter at Soho House, Marriott executives traveled to the premiere. In this photo: Michelle Lapierre, Sr. Director, Marriott Rewards

Harrison Ford at the premiere of '42'

Harrison Ford on the press line at the premiere of ’42’

Chadwick Boseman with Apoorva Gandhi, VP Multicultural Markets and Alliances, Marriott International at the premiere of '42'

Chadwick Boseman with Apoorva Gandhi, VP Multicultural Markets and Alliances, Marriott International at the premiere of ’42’

Michelle Lapierre, Sr. Director, Marriott Rewards

Ryan Merriman with Michelle Lapierre, Sr. Director, Marriott Rewards

Ryan Merriman and his fiancé Kristen McMullen at the premiere of ’42’

Michelle Lapierre, Sr. Director, Marriott Rewards, Calista Flockhart, Gordon Lambourne, SVP Global PR, Marriott International

Michelle Lapierre, Sr. Director, Marriott Rewards, Calista Flockhart, Gordon Lambourne, SVP Global PR, Marriott International

Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson, with Apoorva Gandhi, VP Multicultural Markets and Alliances, Marriott International and Gordon Lambourne, SVP Global PR, Marriott International at the premiere of '42'

Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson, with Apoorva Gandhi, VP Multicultural Markets and Alliances, Marriott International and Gordon Lambourne, SVP Global PR, Marriott International at the premiere of ’42’

Rich Toohey, VP, Marriott Rewards, and his lovely wife Pam

'42' After party

The rather identical sons of ’42’ writer / director Brian Helgeland, who worked on the film

This actor, Dusan Brown, plays the role of a young Ed Charles, former Met baseball player, in ’42’

Premiere ticket and pass to the after party at "Ebbets Field"

Premiere ticket and pass to the after party at “Ebbets Field”

Ebbets field

Ebbets Field After Party

Entrance to the after party - A replica Ebbets Field!

Ushers led premiere guests out of the Chinese Theater and down a closed Hollywood Boulevard to a replica baseball diamond surrounded by game day flood lights with food stations, and roving cocktails waiters.

Jackie Robinson uniforms, signed baseballs, bats and gloves were the centerpiece of the event protected behind plexi-glass and their own security team.

Jackie Robinson uniforms, signed baseballs, bats and gloves were the centerpiece of the event protected behind plexi-glass and their own security team.

'42' After party

D’Amore pizza at the ’42’ After party

In n Out at the after party

In n Out Burger

To become a Marriott Rewards member, visit their website. Points can be earned and transferred between all properties including: J.W. Marriott, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, EDITION (recently opened in Waikiki), Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, and Marriott worldwide. http://www.marriott.com/rewards/earn-points.mi#/3/

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