HOLLYWOOD: That Honor, That Cash

The dress rehearsal was scarcely finished last week when Songwriter Sammy Cahn shouted to Producer Jerry Wald that the award-giving ceremony of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was not going to fill its allotted time. "You know more than NBC?" growled Wald. "Yes," shot back Cahn. But no one was listening. Next day, when the show went on for TV audiences across the U.S., it was short indeed. It was also pretty bad. Even the early part of the show was poorly organized, unimpressively staged, and sometimes blatantly vulgar. At the end, M.C. Jerry Lewis was...

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