April 18th, 1961 Elizabeth Taylor arrives at the Academy Awards in a gown designed by Dior with her husband Eddie Fisher:

Best Actor to Burt Lancaster for “Elmer Gantry, and Best Actress to Elizabeth Taylor for “Butterfield 8”:

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  1. September 12, 2012

    “I lost the Oscar to a tracheotomy!” Shirley MacLaine. I remember that night watching Elizabeth win on T.V. in glorious Black and White. She had the best speech. It went something like “I really don’t know how to express my gratitude for this and for everything, I guess all I can say is thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” No thanking a long list of agents and hair dressers or even husbands. Just something from the heart.

    • September 12, 2012

      She was a rare bird, indeed! Too big a life to contain in a blog…

      • September 12, 2012

        Yes rare indeed… and a kind one too. More on that on our walk…I will bring the letters.

  2. September 18, 2012

    Tragic. That tramp crashed her car on the NY State Thruway and cheated with a man on Fifth Avenue.

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