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March 2, 1970: Cleave Sharry of Dodge Trophies Inc. of Los Angeles dips Oscar statuettes in layers of copper, nickel and gold. The company in 1970 was marking its 35th year of providing the trophies for the Academy Awards presentation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times

April 19, 1966: Actress Julie Christie meets a throng of photographers and reporters at the Beverly Hills Hotel the morning after winning her Oscar for "Darling," in which she portrayed a model in London's swinging '60s.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Fontanini / Los Angeles Times

March 29, 1982: An ailing Henry Fonda gets a good look at his Oscar at his home in Bel-Air with wife Shirlee and daughter Jane. Fonda was unable to attend the ceremony the night before, when he was won his first Academy Award, for his lead actor role in "On Golden Pond," which costarred Jane Fonda and Katherine Hepburn. He died just a few months later of heart disease at age 77.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: George Rose / Los Angeles Times

April 19, 1966: Lee Marvin, left, displays his Oscar at Los Angeles International Airport before catching a flight for London while Smokey the horse, right, goes into his cross-legged antics with the help of Ky Wilhoit at a Glendale stable. When Marvin accepted the best actor Academy Award the night before for his dual roles in "Cat Ballou," he said Smokey deserved half the Oscar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times

April 6, 1960: French actress Simone Signoret plants a kiss on her lead actress Oscar a day after her win for "Room at the Top."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Cormier / Los Angeles Times

March 30, 1992: Jack Palance memorably celebrates his best supporting actor Oscar with several one-arm push-ups. Palance won for his role as the tough cowboy Curley Washborn in "City Slickers."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marsha T. Gorman / Los Angeles Times

April 18, 1961: Celebrated writer, director and producer Billy Wilder sits with his collection of six Oscars after picking up three more -- best screenplay, best director and best picture -- the previous evening for "The Apartment."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

March 24, 1950: Olivia de Havilland stares in disbelief at her two Oscars while her husband, novelist Marcus Goodrich, serves her some juice. The night before, she had won the best actress Oscar for "The Heiress." She previously won the award for the 1946 movie "To Each His Own."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times

March 20, 1948: Actress Celeste Holm relaxes at the Mocambo nightclub with director John Stahl after her win as best supporting actress for "Gentleman's Agreement."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

March 8, 1946. Oscar temporarily tossed aside, Joan Crawford accepts a kiss from Michael Curtiz, who directed her in her best actress Academy Award-winning performance in "Mildred Pierce." Although she was the first star to hire a press agent to mount a campaign for an Oscar, the actress claimed illness and did not attend the ceremony that year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

April 6, 1959: Best actress winner Susan Hayward wipes the brow of best actor winner David Niven as they hold their statues. Haywood won for "I Want to Live" and Niven for "Separate Tables."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

March 27, 1957: Elizabeth Taylor gets a kiss from her third husband, producer Michael Todd, after he won the best picture Oscar for "Around the World in 80 Days."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

Feb. 29, 1940: Vivien Leigh with her best actress Oscar for "Gone With the Wind."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

March 19, 1953: John Wayne accepted Oscars held by Olivia de Havilland, left, and Janet Gaynor for Gary Cooper and John Ford, who were unable to attend the Academy Awards ceremonies. Cooper won best actor for his role in "High Noon." Ford won best director for "The Quiet Man," starring Wayne.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

April 6, 1959: Crowds gather outside of the Pantages Theater in anticipation of the 31st annual Academy Awards show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

April 18, 1966: Warren Beatty embraces his sister, Shirley MacLaine, as they face the media and fans outside the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium before the Academy Awards ceremony, where they were presenters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

March 20, 1952: Humphrey Bogart accepts a congratulatory hug from actress Claire Trevor after receiving the best actor Oscar for "African Queen."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

Apr. 14, 1980: A crowd attending the 52nd Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion reacts to Dustin Hoffman's presence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: George Rose / Los Angeles Times

March 26, 1958: From left, John Wayne, Maurice Chevalier and Anthony Quinn share a laugh with producer Jerry Wald at rehearsals for the Academy Awards

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

March 29, 1951: Actress Marlene Dietrich, a presenter at the Academy Awards, with Italian Consul Mario Ungara, who was delegated to accept the Best Foreign Language award for "The Walls of Malapaga."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

June 22, 1976: William "Bill Thomas" Petersen, left, is presented his Oscar by Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Martinez at a police property room. Petersen, whose professional name is Bill Thomas, won the Oscar in 1961 for costume design in the movie "Spartacus." It was taken in a burglary of his Bel-Air home in May 1976.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Fontanini / Los Angeles Times

April 10, 1968: Arrivals at the 40th Academy Awards outside the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Cormier / Los Angeles Times

Nov. 5, 1930: Founder and president of Universal Pictures, Carl Laemmle holds the Oscar for Outstanding Production (later Best Picture category) for the movie "All Quiet on the Western Front." The award was presented at the 3rd Academy Awards honoring pictures released betweent Aug. 1, 1929 and July 31, 1930. This photo was published in the Nov. 6, 1930 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

April 9, 1984: James L. Brooks, director of "Terms of Endearment", and two of the film's stars, Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson, with their Oscars. This photo was published in the April 10, 1984 Los Angeles Times.


April 11, 1988: Cher won Best Actress for "Moonstruck." This photo was published in the April 12, 1988 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

April 9, 1979: Best Actor winner Jon Voight and Best Actress winner Jane Fonda at the Academy Awards. They won for their roles in "Coming Home."


April 11, 1983: Meryl Streep, best actress winner for "Sophie's Choice" and Ben Kingsley, best actor winner for "Gandhi" pose with their awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles Times

April 15, 1969: Workers at Paramount Studio greet Barbra Streisand with congratulatory signs as she reports for work on the set Tuesday. She won an Oscar the previous night for her performance in "Funny Girl." This photo was published in the April 16, 1969 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Cormier / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

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1 Comment

  1. February 28, 2014, 1:57 pm

    It"s great to see these pictures of the past. The accomplishment of receiving an Oscar is thrilling no doubt. Thanks L.A. Times for sharing these moments of the pass and future ones too. Congradulations to pass winners and to those who win at the 86th awards show. Sincerely J. Young La.

    By: mramesj

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