Renie wins an Oscar for Cleopatra (1963)

This is Renie in the 1940s:


She was nominated for an Academy Award five times and won for “Cleopatra” (1963):

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  1. February 20, 2013

    I adore that set of brooches going across her bosom.

    Quite the thing says I.

    Yours ever

    The Perfumed Dandy

    • February 20, 2013

      I’d like to see the return of the sculptural brooch – but I think we’d have to get back to classic tailoring to support it.

      • February 20, 2013

        Quite so.
        A dear friend of mine lives by the motto ‘clear lines, strong dark colour, one significant piece of jewellery’.
        Needless to say she is quite the most elegant creature that ever lived.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • February 20, 2013

        Love (!!!) that sentiment. What’s her signature scent?
        Inquiring minds want to know 😉

      • February 20, 2013

        Would you believe Amarige!
        She is also a Lady – I mean that in the literal British titular sense – though her virtue is also flawless.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy.

      • February 20, 2013

        Sweet white blossoms with an amber backbone? (I had to look it up) It sounds elegant to me.
        Thank you, Dandy!

      • February 20, 2013

        Those white blossoms include a trolley car full of tuberose.
        It veers between love and hate with most people in the latter camp I fear.
        I am heartily fond of it though.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

  2. February 20, 2013

    If you’re going to win for something, Cleopatra is the one to aim for. Such talent.

    • February 20, 2013

      I’d call a colossal design canvas – and it only took two years to complete 😉 I think adjusted for inflation it’s still the most expensive film ever made. I wonder what the studios would have made of it now???… Three months shooting in a converted warehouse in Albuquerque?

      • February 20, 2013

        Maybe that is where the lost fist cut at 6 hours is…in that warehouse in Albuquerque.
        I looked it up and this is how the Oscar for Cleopatra went.

        Cleopatra (1963) More at IMDbPro »
        Academy Awards, USA
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1964 Won Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
        John DeCuir
        Jack Martin Smith
        Hilyard M. Brown
        Herman A. Blumenthal
        Elven Webb
        Maurice Pelling
        Boris Juraga
        Walter M. Scott
        Paul S. Fox
        Ray Moyer
        Best Cinematography, Color
        Leon Shamroy
        Best Costume Design, Color
        Irene Sharaff
        Vittorio Nino Novarese
        Best Effects, Special Visual Effects
        Emil Kosa Jr.
        Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role
        Rex Harrison
        Best Film Editing
        Dorothy Spencer
        Best Music, Score – Substantially Original
        Alex North
        Best Picture
        Walter Wanger
        Best Sound
        James Corcoran (20th Century-Fox SSD)
        Fred Hynes (Todd-AO SSD)

        American Cinema Editors, USA
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1964 Nominated Eddie Best Edited Feature Film
        Dorothy Spencer

        Golden Globes, USA
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1964 Nominated Golden Globe Best Motion Picture – Drama
        Best Motion Picture Actor – Drama
        Rex Harrison
        Best Motion Picture Director
        Joseph L. Mankiewicz
        Best Supporting Actor
        Roddy McDowall

        Grammy Awards
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1964 Nominated Grammy Best Original Score from a Motion Picture or Television Show
        Alex North

        Laurel Awards
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1964 Won Golden Laurel Top Roadshow
        2nd place Golden Laurel Top Male Dramatic Performance
        Rex Harrison

        National Board of Review, USA
        Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
        1963 Won NBR Award Best Actor
        Rex Harrison

      • February 21, 2013

        Holy Moses! No, wait, that was another epic…

      • February 21, 2013

        “Moses ,Moses, you stubborn adorable fool.” Nerfertari (Anne Baxter)

  3. February 8, 2015

    I’m also a fan of the flock of geese spanning her bosom.

  4. February 14, 2015

    My favorite movie, inspired me to want to be an Egyptologist. The costumes were beautiful and the sets wonderful.

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