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Glad to find (http://Oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies) which has photo and video clips of Oscar acceptance speeches covering 8 decades.

One video clip new to me was John Wayne accepting the Oscar for an absent Gary Cooper for HIGH NOON. The Duke joked,

“I’m gonna find out why I didn’t get High Noon instead of Cooper!”

This from the man who joined Howard Hawks in denigrating High Noon.

Writer/producer of High Noon, Carl Foreman  left Hollywood immediately after completing the film. He knew he would be blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee.

 

Grace Kelly,,Gary Cooper.HIGH NOON

Grace Kelly,,Gary Cooper.HIGH NOON

 

Bette Davis. DANGEROUS.1936

Bette Davis. DANGEROUS.1936

 

Mary Astor with presenter Ginger Rogers. THE GREAT LIE. 1942

Mary Astor with presenter Ginger Rogers. THE GREAT LIE. 1942

 

 

Douglas Shearer ( brother of Norma Shearer). Sound Recording. STRIKE UP THE BAND.1941

Douglas Shearer ( brother of Norma Shearer). Sound Recording. STRIKE UP THE BAND.1941

 

 

Miklos Rozsa. Best score for SPELLBOUND. Presenter Ginger Rogers

Miklos Rozsa. Best score for SPELLBOUND. Presenter Ginger Rogers 1946

 

 

Michael Curtiz.Best Director.CASABLANCA 1944

Michael Curtiz.Best Director.CASABLANCA 1944

 

 

 

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