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Encyclopedia > 34th Academy Awards
34th Academy Awards
Date April 9, 1962
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California
Host Bob Hope
Director Richard Dunlap
Duration 2 hours, 10 minutes

The 34th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1961, were held on April 9, 1962 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. They were hosted by Bob Hope; this was the seventh time Hope hosted the Oscars. For the first time in Oscar history, the show lasted longer than two hours. [1] April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is a multipurpose convention center in Santa Monica, California. ... Location Location of Santa Monica in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates , Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles Incorporated November 30, 1886 City Council Bobby Shriver Robert Holbrook (mayor) Ken Genser Kevin McKeown Herb Katz Pam OConnor Richard Bloom Geographical characteristics Area     City 41. ... Bob Hope KBE, KCSG, (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was a famous British-born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... See also: 1960 in film 1961 1962 in film 1960s in film years in film film Events Last Year at Marienbad (Lannée dernière à Marienbad) released Top grossing films North America The Guns of Navarone Exodus The Parent Trap The Absent-Minded Professor The Alamo Swiss Family Robinson Come... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is a multipurpose convention center in Santa Monica, California. ... Location Location of Santa Monica in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates , Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles Incorporated November 30, 1886 City Council Bobby Shriver Robert Holbrook (mayor) Ken Genser Kevin McKeown Herb Katz Pam OConnor Richard Bloom Geographical characteristics Area     City 41. ... Bob Hope KBE, KCSG, (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was a famous British-born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel. ...

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News and recap

The most memorable event of the night was when Stan Berman, a New York City cabdriver, awarded Bob Hope a homemade Oscar after he had slipped through security and made his way to the stage.[2] Among the many dresses worn that night, Joan Crawford wore a spaghetti strap gown with jewels she had worn at an earlier appearance at the Oscars.[3] Shirley Jones wore a strapless gown covered by ornate fabric.[4] Shirley Knight's gown used a sheer overlay to create the illusion of two layers of fabric. [5] Debbie Reynolds's black and white gown was inspired by an envelope.[6] Joan Crawford, photographed by Yousuf Karsh, 1948 Joan Crawford (March 23, 1904 – May 10, 1977) was an acclaimed Academy Award winning American actress. ... Shirley Jones, in a still from the opening credits of The Partridge Family Shirley Mae Jones (born March 31, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning singer and actress, perhaps best known for her role as Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the television series The Partridge Family... Shirley Enola Knight, also known by her married name of Shirley Knight Hopkins, was born on July 5, 1936, to a wealthy family in Goessel, Kansas. ... Portrait of Debbie Reynolds by Philippe Halsman on cover of Life magazine, 1951 Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress and singer. ...


Notable quotes

This article is about the actress. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... Vince Edwards Vince Edwards (July 7, 1928- March 11, 1996) was an American actor, director, and singer. ... ...

Major winners

This is a breakdown of only major winners. For a complete list of nominees and winners, see: 34th Academy Awards nominees and winners.


Feature films

Category Winner Producers/Country
Best motion picture West Side Story Robert Wise
Best foreign language film A Man and a Woman France
Best documentary feature Le Ciel et la Boue (Sky Above and Mud Beneath) Ardennes Films

West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... // Headline text Director Robert Wise Robert Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an Academy Award-winning American film producer and director. ... A Man and a Woman (1966, original name Un Homme et une Femme) is a French language film which tells the story of a young widow (Anne) and widower (Jean-Louis) who meet at their respective childrens school in Deauville. ...

Directing

  • Achievement in Directing: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story

Jerome Robbins in Three virgins and a devil. ...

Acting

Category Winner Movie
Best actor in a leading role Maximilian Schell Judgment at Nuremberg
Best actress in a leading role Sophia Loren Two Women
Best actor in a supporting role George Chakiris West Side Story
Best actress in a supporting role Rita Moreno West Side Story

Maximilian Schell (left) in the film Judgment at Nuremberg Maximilian Schell (born December 8, 1930) is a Swiss-Austrian actor. ... Maximilian Schell and Richard Widmark in Judgment at Nuremberg Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 film which gives a fictionalized account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials. ... Loren in De Sica’s Two Women, 1960 Alfred Eisenstaedts portrait of Sophia Loren, September 16, 1966. ... Sophia Loren in Two Women (La Ciociara) Two Women (also known as La Ciociara) is a 1960 Italian language film which tells the story of a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war. ... George Chakiris (born September 16, 1934 in Norwood, Ohio) is a Greek-American dancer and film actor. ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award-winning and the first and only Hispanic actress in history (as well as one of only nine people) to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ...

Writing

Category Winner Movie
Original screenplay Written by William Inge Splendor in the Grass
Adapted screenplay Screenplay by Abby Mann Judgment at Nuremberg

The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... William Inge, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1954 William Motter Inge (May 3, 1913-June 10, 1973) was an American author and playwright, whose works feature solitary protagonists encumbered with strained sexual relations. ... Splendor in the Grass, an American movie from 1961, tells a story of sexual repression. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Abby Mann was an American film writer best known for his work on controversial subjects and social change. ... Maximilian Schell and Richard Widmark in Judgment at Nuremberg Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 film which gives a fictionalized account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials. ...

Breakdown

Awards Won/Nominations

West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... Maximilian Schell and Richard Widmark in Judgment at Nuremberg Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 film which gives a fictionalized account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials. ... The Novel The Hustler was a 1959 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, which tells the story of a young pool player who challenges the legendary Minnesota Fats but loses, sending his life into a tailspin. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Guns of Navarone is a 1957 novel about World War II by British thriller writer Alistair MacLean that was made into a film in 1961. ... Splendor in the Grass, an American movie from 1961, tells a story of sexual repression. ...

References

  1. ^ As the years roll by, the Oscars run longer.
  2. ^ Oscars 2003 - 75 Days of Oscar - 1962.
  3. ^ Red Carpet Retro Fashion Gallery.
  4. ^ Red Carpet Retro Fashion Gallery.
  5. ^ Red Carpet Retro Fashion Gallery.
  6. ^ Red Carpet Retro Fashion Gallery.
  7. ^ Oscar Night Gaffes.

External links

  • The 34th Annual Academy Awards at IMDB
  • List of winners at Infoplease

  Results from FactBites:
 
34th Academy Awards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (342 words)
The 34th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1961, were held on April 9, 1962 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.
Among the many dresses worn that night, Joan Crawford wore a spaghetti strap gown with jewels she had worn at an earlier appearance at the Oscars.
She had been onstage awarding the Academy Award for Best Cinematography with Vince Edwards.
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