3Cecil B DeMille accepts the award for best picture for The Greatest Show on Earth from Mary Pickford. The awards host Bob Hope stands to the right was the first televised Academy Awards
4Clark Gable, known for years as "The King of Hollywood," chats with the band during a break in rehearsals, 1958
5Doris Day and Clark Gable prepare to present the winners of the writing awards, 1958
6Simone Signoret has her hair done in her Beverly Hills hotel room, while her husband Yves Montand (centre) plays cards hours before the Academy Awards in She would win best actress for Room at the Top
8Elizabeth Taylor walks through a crowd of admirers at the Oscars in 1961-the year she won her first Academy Award, for her role in BUtterfield 8.
9Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Bob Hope and David Niven during a break from rehearsals for the awards in 1958
10Presenters Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly wait backstage at the RKO Pantages Theatre during the 1956 Academy Awards.
111958:Mae West and Rock Hudson snuggle while rehearsing the flirty pop standard, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," as Academy president George Seaton looks on.
12Grace Kelly and Clark Gable arrive for the 1954 Academy Awards
13Humphrey Bogart, nominated for best actor for his performance in The Caine Mutiny, and Lauren Bacall arrive at the Academy Awards ceremony in 1955
14Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman and Barry Fitzgerald hold their Oscars back stage at the 1945 Academy Awards
15Donna Reed and Esther Williams, with her fingers crossed, outside the ladies room of Romanoff's restaurant in Reed won the best supporting actress award for From Here To Eternity.
161958: Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster with choreographer Jack Cole, practicing a mock-bitter song-and-dance number called "It's Great Not to Be Nominated"; the tune ribbed many of the year's Oscar contenders.
17Natalie Wood, Best Actress nominee for her role as Deanie Loomis in Splendor in the Grass, gets her hair done prior to the 1962 Academy Awards.
18Onstage presenters seen from the wings during the 1950 Academy Awards
19Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty watch the 1962 Academy Awards
20Audrey Hepburn anxiously chews her fingernail just before receiving the best actress Oscar for Roman Holiday in Her mother Baroness Ella Van Heemstra sits next to her
21Marlon Brando (right, with French singer and actress Line Renaud) casually holds his Best Actor Oscar for On The Waterfront at the 1955 Academy Awards at the RKO Pantages Theatre.
22Actress Grace Kelly chatting w Actress Grace Kelly chatting w. her escort Paramount producer Don Hartman as they arrive at the 27th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the RKO Pantages theater. 1955
23Gloria Grahame with her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Bad and the Beautiful, 1953
24Actor Kirk Douglas arriving for the Academy Awards ceremonies.1954
25Actor Tyrone Power and wife Linda Christian, arriving for the 26th annual Academy Awards presentation, at the RKO Pantages theater.1954
26Zsa Zsa Gabor arrives at the 1958 Oscar rehearsals in pearls and a fur stole
27Photographers surrounding Grace Kelly and Marlon Brando, each holding Oscars for best actress and actor categories (Kelly for Country Girl and Brando for On the Waterfront) in 1955
28Grace Kelly with her best actress Oscar for The Country Girl, at Romanoff's restaurant, following the 1955 Academy Awards
29The great, inimitable Charlie Chaplin -who had been living in self-imposed exile in Switzerland for two decades - blows a kiss to the crowd while accepting an honorary Oscar in 1972 for "the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century." When he was introduced to the audience, Chaplin received a 12-minute standing ovation.
30Joanne Woodward dances with her husband Paul Newman at the first Governors Ball following the 1958 Academy Awards, where she won the Oscar for best actress for her role in Three Faces of Eve
31Elizabeth Taylor at a party after winning best actress for Butterfield 8 in 1960.
32Kirk Douglas, elegant in white tie, smiles and waves as he enters the RKO Pantages Theatre in 1954
33Ginger Rogers dances with George Murphy backstage at the 1950 Academy Awards
34John Wayne, backstage with Howard Hughes, holds two Oscar statuettes; one for Gary Cooper, who won best actor, and one for director John Ford, who won best director, for High Noon in 1953
35Screen Actor's Guild President George Murphy with Frank Sinatra, who won a special Academy Award for his role in the short film The House I Live In, 1945
36At the 1942 Academy Awards, Joan Fontaine gazes at the Best Actress Oscar she won for her role in Suspicion — an achievement that made her, incredibly, the only actor or actress to ever win an Oscar for a performance in an Alfred Hitchcock film.
37Audrey Hepburn with the Oscar she won for Roman Holiday, 1954
38Photographers snap their cameras Oscar winners Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight) and Bing Crosby (Going My Way) at the 1945 Academy Awards.
39Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed hold their Oscars as Best Supporting Actor and Actress in From Here to Eternity — a film that won eight statuettes in 1954, including Best Picture.
40Grace Kelly with the Oscar she won for her role in The Country Girl, William Holden, her co-star in the movie, stands behind her.
41Joanne Woodward smiles radiantly while holding her Best Actress Oscar for her role in Three Faces of Eve, 1958
42Best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress winners Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed (both for From Here to Eternity) and their Oscars, 1954.
43Academy Award-winner Olivia de Havilland (The Heiress) and dapper presenter Jimmy Stewart at the 22nd Academy Awards, 1949
44Marlon Brando (right) with his Oscar for On the Waterfront, 1955
45An Oscar awarded to producer Buddy Adler for the film Here to Eternity stands among men's hats in the cloakroom at Romanoff's restaurant in 1954
46Crowd watching as celebrities arrive for the 26th annual Academy Awards presentation at the RKO Pantages theater.1954
47Line of parking attendants standing in front of Pantages Theater as they await celebrity attendees to arrive in their luxury cars for the 26th Annual Academy Awards Presentation.March 25, 1954
48Night exterior view of the RKO Pantages Theater w Night exterior view of the RKO Pantages Theater w. 2 dozen valet parking attendents lined up ready to park the cars of celebrities arriving at the 30th annual Academy Awards ceremony March 26, 1958
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