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The Oscar (1966) was a Drama Film directed by Russell Rouse and produced by Joseph E. Levine and Clarence Greene.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, Arthur Lonergan; Set Decoration: Robert Benton, James PayneNominated
Best Costume DesignEdith HeadNominated
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The Snubbed By the Oscars Awards...The Results Are In!

By Rick29 on Feb 24, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Earlier this month, the Cafe's staff selected twenty performers snubbed by the Oscars and placed them in categories based on one of their most famous performances. We then asked classic film fans to vote in an online poll to select the winners of our first-ever Snubbed By the Oscars Awards! We'd li... Read full article


Give the Oscar to Glenn Close Already!

By Judy on Feb 18, 2019 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

So it’s time again, time to clench my teeth, hoping you don’t screw up, Academy. Don’t blow it, like you did with Thelma Ritter. Don’t blow it, like you did with Barbara Stanwyck. Don’t blow it, like you did with Cary FRICKIN Grant, the only classic movie star so many n... Read full article


And the Oscar Goes To...Old Hollywood Style

on Feb 14, 2019 From GlamAmor

Every year, my friends Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula of Paula's Cinema Club host a blogathon in conjunction with Turner Classic Movie's 31 Days of Oscar. Their 2019 blogathon runs February 22-24, and I encourage everyone to check out the wide array of ar... Read full article


Kimmel & the Great Gaffe: Why Comedians MUST Host the Oscars

By Judy on Feb 28, 2017 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Here’s the typical Oscar hosting scenario: Year 1: A comedian hosts, performs well and with confidence, then is trashed in the press. Year 2: The Academy chooses an actor/actors for the hosting gig. The script fails; the actor (not being a writer) panics and keeps trying the script anyway/hide... Read full article


A Visual History of the Oscar Gown

By Amanda Garrett on Feb 25, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm taking a tour through Oscar couture from 1929-1969. The article includes Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy gown that she wore to the 1954 ceremony. FYI: The best way to read this article is to scroll to the bottom of the page and hit the full screen button (the button with four arrows pointi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Kay Bergdahl: If a woman doesn't treasure herself, how can a man treasure her?
Frankie Fane: You make my head hurt with all that poetry.
Kay Bergdahl: [laughs] I think you try awfully hard not to understand people.


Trina Yale: Sure, Barney never reveals his clients. If he did he'd be killing the goose that lays his golden rotten eggs.


Kay Bergdahl: You're wasting your time. I'm not the kind of woman who uses sex as a release or, or even as a weapon.
Frankie Fane: You always talk like that?
Kay Bergdahl: I try.
Frankie Fane: Then do me a favor, will ya, try droppin' it with me, I'm not that smart. You free thinkers confuse me.
Kay Bergdahl: Let me put it this way. I think I have more to offer than just my body.
Frankie Fane: [mocking] Now I understand.
Kay Bergdahl: I am the end result of everything I've ever learned, all I ever hope to be, and all the experiences I've ever had.
Frankie Fane: How many experiences have you had?
Kay Bergdahl: None. But when the right time comes I'll be special for some man. So it's worth waiting for.


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Facts about

Tony Bennett's only movie. In his autobiography, 'The Good Life,' he states that it was a terrible experience and he never sought future roles.
Bob Hope, who plays the Master of Ceremonies in this film's Oscar sequences, hosted more Academy Awards shows than anyone else in Hollywood history.
Merle Oberon presents the Best Actor in the Academy Awards sequence. According to Oscar tradition, the Best Actor and Best Actress are presented by the previous year's winner in the category honoring the opposite sex. Oberon was nominated as Best Actress of 1935, but she has never won an Oscar.
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