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Oscar Night in Hollywood
Atlantic Magazine, by Raymond Chandler

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Posted By:ledwith, 3/1/2013 9:00:42 AM

Five or six years ago a distinguished writer-director (if I may be permitted the epithet in connection with a Hollywood personage) was co-author of a screen play nominated for an Academy Award. He was too nervous to attend the proceedings on the big night, so he was listening to a broadcast at home, pacing the floor tensely, chewing his fingers, taking long breaths, scowling and debating with himself in hoarse whispers whether to stick it out until the Oscars were announced, or turn the damned radio off and read about it in the papers the next morning.

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A very amusing read in the wake of the Oscars. Proving that nothing ever changes. Well, one thing, we don´t have writers as good as Raymond Chandler writing about the movie business anymore.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast, 3/1/2013 9:53:13 AM     (No. 9202466)

First, I saw the writer was Raymond Chandler - I wondered ´he´s still alive??´ - Then I looked at the date - 1948. Oh. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/1/2013 12:25:27 PM     (No. 9202896)

Well it appears Oscar has evolved from an Icon that had respect to a pathetic hollywood looser in drag!

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