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The Oscar(1966)

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eight-time Academy Award winner Edith Head, who was an Oscar nominee for her costume designs for this film, makes a rare cameo appearance as herself in a scene set at a Hollywood party.
  • Set designer 'Hal Perria' appears at a party that Frankie goes to full of other Paramount people.


  • pyotr (2009-09-25)

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    set designer's name is not "hal perria" but "hal pereira" - he got an oscar nomination for this film in the colour category - last year black&white/colour separation categories were in effect

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