Sunday, March 7, 2010

Looking Back Through The Decades At Oscar Night

As I look forward to seeing the red carpet and acceptance speeches at the Oscar's this evening, what better time to look back at the fashion's that have come before.

A '30s fashion moment for Helen Hayes, Best Actress winner for The Sin of Madelon Claudet at the 5th Annual Academy Awards. Hayes' elegant black sleeveless gown was a creation accented with satin gloves and a corsage. The Oscar backdrop was the Ambassador Hotel, just days after the election of FDR.

Maureen O'Hara kicked up the glam for the first ceremony held at the Shrine Auditorium at the 19th Annual Academy Awards. Her black satin strapless gown had a touch of lace, and was luxuriously accented with a shimmering sequined fur stole and muff. A braided hairpiece ribbon necklace and gave her a signature look formal touch.

SOPHIA LOREN at the 30th Annual Academy Awards was regal in a silk damask ballgown seamed and fitted at the waist. A tiara completed the look for this royal Italian beauty.

The simplicity of a draped neckline and waist Complemented dazzling diamond earrings in ELIZABETH Taylor's elegant look at the 32nd Annual Academy Awards. Bring on the curves and glam.

At the height of the disco era and 51st Academy Awards, Mia Farrow attended the Oscars in a white halter gown with a glittery flame accent. A sheer stole, teardrop pendant, and box-style purse were her accessories of choice.

At the dawn of a new decade, GOLDIE HAWN earned an Oscar nomination for PRIVATE BENJAMIN and represented the bold fashion times in black satin with pink polka dots and voluminous ruffles.

All these ladies have a few things in common.
Other than the obvious talent these ladies have at their craft,
they all look like movie stars.
What do you think?


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Dumbwit Tellher said...

Christina such terrific historic Oscar photos. Was Elizabeth Taylor just not a knock-out? I don't care how many times you see her, she takes your breath-away. So excited for tonight, I always hate to miss them.


janettaylor said...

Ooooh how lovely post, Honey!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Christina,
Fun post - I really like Helen Hayes, I thought she was so beautiful when she was in her 80s. No surgery and every wrinkle made her look even lovlier.
Of course Elizabeth Taylor was such a beauty!
Enjoy the show!

Faith Li said...

Okay is it me or does Sophia Loren remind anyone a lil of Eva Mendes? And Goldie Hawn made me think of Nichole Richie for a split sec...

sinnlighet said...

I love your collages and wondering, where you'll find all your pictures.

Your blog is wonderful as usual!


Agneta, the swedish one ;o)

Every Little Counts said...

they all look beautiful...but i have to admit mia and goldie are my favorite.

Scientific Housewife said...

Great photos! Elizabeth looks so gorgeous!