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75 Years of the Oscar : The Official History of the Academy Awards

Osborne, Robert

Published by Abbeville Press, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2003
ISBN 10: 0789207877 / ISBN 13: 9780789207876
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Title: 75 Years of the Oscar : The Official History...

Publisher: Abbeville Press, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

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Edition: 1st Edition


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Synopsis: 75 Years of the Oscar, newly updated, revised, and expanded, is the official history of the Academy Awards written by film critic Robert Osborne in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It begins with a general history of the Academy followed by the author's lively, decade-by-decade overviews of the accomplishments, trends, and events that occurred during each ten-year period within the Academy and the film industry. The book also provides a year-by-year portrayal of the actual ceremonies, plus a complete listing of the nominees and winners in every category, making it the most comprehensive book on the subject. In addition to Osborne's text, there are personal remembrances of more than 100 Oscar winners, including Mickey Rooney, Mary Astor, Sir Laurence Olivier, Fred Zinnemann, Clint Eastwood, and Emma Thompson.The 725 candid pictures from the evening's events, stills from the movies, and original posters for every Best Picture round out each section. Combining Osborne's extensive knowledge and the Academy's exceptional archives, including many rarely seen photographs, this book, ideal for scholars and film buffs alike, is unrivaled in illustration, accuracy, and scope.

About the Author: Robert Osborne is a columnist and critic for The Hollywood Reporter and prime-time host and anchor of the Turner Classic Movies cable television network. He has written more than ten books on the film world and hosted several of the Academy's in-person tributes.

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