People, Apr. 11, 1977

Somehow, the old kitsch was missing. Oh, Chevy Chase took a dive—and i a giant envelope from a hairy Kongian hand. Marty Feldman smashed a statuette to smithereens. Richard Pryor yelled, "Hey, everybody in Peoria, it's me." But basically, to the chagrin of camp followers everywhere, they played it straight, even to the point of inviting Norman Mailer and Lillian Hellman to give awards. Missing were Bob Hope, John Wayne and most of Old Hollywood; New Hollywood (whose spokesperson increasingly seems to be Jane Fonda) was so in evidence that even onetime...

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