Cinema: The Nominees

Hollywood last week used television to introduce to 31 million viewers its newest, and possibly funniest, comedy team: Irene Dunne and Louella Parsons. Actress Dunne and Columnist Parsons were supposed to have only bit parts in the 1½-hour program devoted to nominations for moviedom's treasured Oscars—but they stole the show. Broadcasting from the Cocoanut Grove, Irene Dunne's performance as straight man was one that even Dean Martin could envy. As for Lolly Parsons, at one moment she was tossing off her lines with all the raffish assurance of Tugboat Annie; the next, she was nearly disappearing from view in brilliant mimicry...

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