Simone Signoret has her hair
done in her Beverly Hills hotel room, while her husband Yves Montand (centre) plays cards hours before the Academy Awards in 1960. She would win best actress for Room at the Top
Donna Reed and Esther Williams,
with her fingers crossed, outside the ladies room of Romanoff's restaurant in 1954. Reed won the best supporting actress award for From Here To Eternity.
1958: Kirk Douglas and Burt
Lancaster with choreographer Jack Cole, practicing a mock-bitter song-and-dance number called "It's Great Not to Be Nominated"; the tune ribbed many of the year's Oscar contenders.
The great, inimitable Charlie Chaplin
-who had been living in self-imposed exile in Switzerland for two decades - blows a kiss to the crowd while accepting an honorary Oscar in 1972 for "the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century." When he was introduced to the audience, Chaplin received a 12-minute standing ovation.
Joanne Woodward dances with her
husband Paul Newman at the first Governors Ball following the 1958 Academy Awards, where she won the Oscar for best actress for her role in Three Faces of Eve
At the 1942 Academy Awards,
Joan Fontaine gazes at the Best Actress Oscar she won for her role in Suspicion — an achievement that made her, incredibly, the only actor or actress to ever win an Oscar for a performance in an Alfred Hitchcock film.
Line of parking attendants standing
in front of Pantages Theater as they await celebrity attendees to arrive in their luxury cars for the 26th Annual Academy Awards Presentation.March 25, 1954
Night exterior view of the
RKO Pantages Theater w. 2 dozen valet parking attendents lined up ready to park the cars of celebrities arriving at the 30th annual Academy Awards ceremony March 26, 1958
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the Academy Awards images credit www. Music Ringo Starr - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing: The song was publicized first in the movie, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Created o.e. thanks for watching end