Spontaneously, Legends and young'uns autographed each other's menu cards. Here, Janet Jackson and Della Reese trade signatures. "This is a magnificent thing, to bring these particular people together," Della Reese said. "This is love."
Go inside Oprah's special celebration honoring African-American legends who have paved the way for others.
They came from all over the world for the most fabulous of festivities. For the 400 guests attending Oprah's Legends Ball, the arrival was a celebration in itself!
Actresses Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz both made a stir with their Oscar acceptance speeches, Halle for her tear-jerking poignancy and Penelope for her hilarious honesty.
Preparations for Oprah's Legends Ball begin at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California.