Saturday, March 11, 2023
One of the things Academy Award watchers look for is those incredible memorable moments and visuals. Even decades later, whenever the Oscar's are written about, someone mentions Robert Opel, the man who streaked behind David Niven at the 1974 awards. Also brought up is Sacheen Littlefeather, the woman actor Marlon Brando chose to publicly decline the best actor Oscar he received for The Godfather. Instead, he asked her to take the opportunity to call out Hollywood's mistreatment of Indigenous people
But just three years later, in 1964, when the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences realized that the public and TV audience might also be interested to see the display of dresses, tuxedos, jewelry and hairstyles on the celebrities attending. The carpet was then extended and the arrivals were made more of a press event.
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