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The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies
What happens when art imitates life awarding art

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The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies | A Star Is Born (1954)
A Star Is Born (1954)

Here they are again – in colour. But if the Oscars offer arguably the key scene between Gaynor and March in William Wellman’s drama, it’s the same scene in George Cukor’s remake that really sticks in the mind. Hysteria? Drunken stumbling? Mortification? Oh yes. Judy Garland’s troubled-but-talented starlet Vicki Lester (again) is on stage at Grauman’s Chinese Theater to collect her long-cherished Oscar when husband and mentor, Norman Maine (James Mason this time), ramraids her limelight. Not even the hugging power of a dozen Roberto Benignis could cheer up poor Vicki as Hollywood’s great and good gaze down on this slow-motion train wreck.
 

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1 RE: The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies
L: Pelle Whitney's Dead Show some respect! ait a minute. So, because she is dead, a movie magazine/website isn't allowed to mention a scene of a movie she was the star of that was set at an Oscar ceremony? Even when they do an Oscars Ceremony In ? They don't mention her death in the piece and they certainly don't mock her so I think they are being ] respectful. More

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