Cinema: The Oscars

Hollywood knew it was all cut and dried. For weeks the columnists had been accurately predicting who would carry away Oscars from the award-giving show of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Any glamour that was left was promptly rubbed out by the split-second demands of television, which turned the parade of winners into a supermarket mob scene. "It was." concluded Hollywood Restaurateur Mike Romanoff, "perfectly dull."

Only the nominees contending for awards managed to work up some tension. In Paris, where she is appearing in the French version of the play Tea and Sympathy, Expatriate Ingrid Bergman, up for...

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