Today is the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles! It is a day when the entire world turns its eyes to the place that I've called home for nearly 20 years. I could think of no better way to celebrate the day than to share the 1939 Oscar ceremony with you. Why 1939? As classic cinema fans know well, 1939 is widely considered the Greatest Year in Movie History...it is the year of Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, The Women, Stagecoach, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington among many many others. Keep that in mind when you watch the silver screen stars part of that historic--and stylish--evening in the video below.
To see more past moments with great red carpet style, enjoy the GlamAmor YouTube channel Oscar Style playlist. You'll see favorites like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor receiving their awards at this iconic event. And be sure to stay tuned on Monday--the international Large Association of Movie Blogs (LAMB) has asked me to share my own choices for this year's best dressed...from a very GlamAmor perspective, of course.
Enjoy the Oscars!
1939 BEST ACTRESS: Vivian Leigh (with husband Lawrence Olivier)
The 1937 Academy Awards at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles (below)...
the 1939 ceremony was still held at this same venue