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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)

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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Frankie Fane: You know, I think you go a little soft in the gourd early in the morning.
Sophie Cantaro: [angrily] Look at me when you talk to me! I'm not some sort of garbage pail you can slap a lid on and walk away!

Kay Bergdahl: Hymie, deep thinker, explain to me the ethical structure of the universe.

Kay Bergdahl: Do you know what I do, Hymie? I count nights. I found a Freudian substitute for counting sheep. I count empty nights.

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The Academy Award sequences for this film were shot at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, scene of several actual 1960s Oscar ceremonies.
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.
This film opens with footage of stars' arrivals shot outside an actual mid-1960s Academy Awards ceremony, with the year of the event carefully obscured in all wide angles. One transfer of the film reveals that it is the 37th Academy Awards, held in 1964.
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