Radio broadcast of the 22nd annual Academy Award ceremony at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California for the best films and performances of 1949. Broderick Crawford captured the best actor award for "All The King's Men" while Olivia de Havilland won best actress award for "The Heiress." "All The Kings's Men" won the award for best picture. This was the last year all five Best Picture nominees were in black and white.
Other awards: Best Supporting Actor: Dean Jagger
Best Supporting Actress: Mercedes McCambridge
Best Director: Joseph Mankiewicz
Host: Paul Douglas.
September 14th, 1955- May 2nd 1956 (ABC )
George Murphy hosted this half-hour series that presented clips from vintage films, biographies of stars, and previews of upcoming motion pictures. Murphy was lated replaced by Walter Pigeon as host.
Five different episodes: January 12th, Febuary 8th, Febuary 15th, Febuary 22nd, and Febuary 29th, 1956. 36 minutes.
Review of the film "Powers Girl."
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the California chapter of the Friar's Club, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are "roasted."
This recording comes from two electronic transcription disc recordings which was never intended to be sold commercially.
It represents one of the biggest turn outs for a Friar's Roast in Hollywood held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Barry Mirkin leads the audience gathered to sing "Here's to the Friars" theme song.
The emcee for this night is legendary television and radio host, Art Linkletter. He reads a since telegram from Eddie Cantor who could not attend. Other "funny" telegrams are read from those including Liberace, Jack Benny and Fidel Castro.
Others heard "roasting their guests, are Barry Mirkin, George Murphy, Tony Martin, Milton Berle, Dean Martin, George Burns and comedian Harry "Parkyakarkus" Einstein who died from a massive coronary right after delivering his speech, seconds after Art Linkletter responds that Harry should have his own prime time TV show.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz cannot continue with the tribute and are not heard.
Processed by Phil Gries to CD improving sound quality.