The Academy Awards: Oscar's Winners and Losers

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Academy Awards presenter David Niven reacts as an uninvited guest, streaker Robert Opel, goes for his Oscar moment in 1974. (Courtesy: www.cba.ca)

For 80-plus years, Hollywood's biggest stars, movie moguls and filmmakers have assembled annually to pat each other on the back and present golden statuettes at the Academy Awards ceremony.

It hasn't always gone smoothly, though.  In one of Oscar's best moments, David Niven was calm, cool and collected as he brushed a surprise guest streaker off with a caustic ad-lib comment in 1974.

When it comes to Academy Awards lowlights, none brings back more grimaces than David Letterman's failed attempts to win the Oscar audience over in 1995.

In an informative, lively PowerPoint presentation lasting about an hour and 15-minutes, Larry reveals the highs and lows of Oscar's big night throughout movie history.

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If I'm lion, you dirty rats are dyin'

Must-have items on today's shopping list:  Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream (half gallon now only $8.99!), a big ol' bag of Halloween candy and mountain lion urine.

What, you're shocked?

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Me, too.  I can remember when a half gallon of Blue Bell was $2.99, or on sale for 3-for-$5.  That's at least a dollar less than what they're getting for a pint now.  If my math is right, there are four pints in a half gallon.  Shouldn't a pint be about $2.25?  Of course not.  That would make too much sense, and, apparently, way too little cents.

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What, that's not what shocked you?  Must be the Halloween candy.  The best bargain in town this week has to be leftover Halloween candy.  One of those giant gut-buster bags of bite-sized morsels such as BabyRuths, Whoppers, KitKats and Butterfingers, my personal favorite, are marked down to half-price now.  That means only 25 or 30 bucks a bag.

 

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