Mary Pickford Receives Honorary Oscar

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Mary Pickford Receives Honorary Oscar

Post by Kitty » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:22 pm

Here is an amazing rare glimpse of Pickfair while Mary still lived there. Gene Kelly makes the speech before Miss Mary is presented with her Oscar.
https://youtu.be/3vXhqrbSeOE
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Re: Mary Pickford Receives Honorary Oscar

Post by donnie » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:55 pm

Yes, I've seen that before, but enjoyed watching it again. Isn't that a wonderful presentation? The summary of her career with the still photos was particularly good, and it was very interesting to see Pickfair.

I've read that when it was originally telecast, many of the TV audience were quite surprised and disturbed at how fragile she was. She had endured a lot of hard times, including some pretty bad battles with alcoholism, I believe. But it's wonderful to see her win that award she so richly deserved.

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Re: Mary Pickford Receives Honorary Oscar

Post by Kitty » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:20 pm

She was also 85 years old at the time, and her answers seemed rehearsed. I wonder if this wasn't the only take. Gene Kelly looks really good, too. He aged well.
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Re: Mary Pickford Receives Honorary Oscar

Post by donnie » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:50 pm

Yes, it does seem rehearsed now that you mention it. As reclusive as she was, I’m surprised she even let them film that. Yes, GK does look very good here.

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