Oscar red carpet: Sneak peek as they ready the scene for celebrity invasion

Today as you view the elegant red carpet scenes during the many Oscar TV pre-shows, keep these candid images in mind. This is what the area of Hollywood Boulevard outside the Dolby Theater really looks like once preparations are made, but stars have not yet popped out to shine.

I took these photos on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. while being interviedwed by KABC while the crew telecast their morning show live from the carpet.

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