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Backstage on March 25, 1954 Esther Williams crosses her fingers for friend Donna Reed.  Esther presented Best Film Editing and her good wishes helped Donna win Best Supporting Actress for From Here to Eternity. 




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March 19, 1953 Shirley Booth accepts her Oscar for Come Back, Little Sheba.  She is in the NBC studios in New York for the first show to be held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York and the first to be televised.


Shirley was the first actress in her 50s to win Best Actress and the last person born in the 19th century (1898) to win in a lead role.




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These are beautiful pictures Johnnyeager.  I especially like the one with Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.  They were truly beautiful women.

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MARCH 1 Showcases Winners from the 1940s:


The Westerner

The Harvey Girls

Picture of Dorian Gray

Mighty Joe Young

The Yearling

The Naked City

Key Largo 

The Lost Weekend

Gentleman's Agreement 




Pride of the Yankees

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Re: TCM's 31 Days of Oscar

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MARCH 2 Features Winners from the 1950s:


Room at the Top


Written on the Wind

The Barefoot Contessa

The Bad and the Beautiful 

La Strada


The King and I

Love Me or Leave Me

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 

The Red Balloon 



*Chaplin's Limelight was originally released in October 1952.  It was never screened in Los Angeles until 1972, making it eligible for that year's Academy Awards.  It won the Oscar for Best Original Dramatic Score in March 1973.  Chaplin was among the recipients,  making it his only Oscar win in competition. 



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Yesterday evening was fantastic!  The Naked City and The Lost Weekend back to back.  Two intense, well played movies.

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MARCH 3. TCM Celebrates Winners from the 1960s


Judgment at Nuremberg 

The Lion in Winter 

Butterfield 8

Never on Sunday 

Sweet Bird of Youth

The Apartment 

The Graduate 


8 1/2



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MARCH 4:  Winners From the 1970s 


Amarcord (Fellini)


Paul Robeson: A Tribute to an Artist 

Harlan County USA

Bound for Glory 

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 



The French Connection 

Midnight Express

The Omen

Cries and Whispers



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Given current events, it seems somewhat prophetic that TCM aired Judgment at Nuremberg yesterday. 

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Thanks for all the great Oscar alerts, @Johnnyeager !  


That adorable candid picture of Donna Reed and Esther Williams is fab--  each of their personalities in that exciting, anticipatory moment for Reed, is coming through.