Ranking Every Pixar Film To Date                The Top 25 Best Foreign Language Feature Winners To Date                Pixar Has Done It Again With "Toy Story 4"                Box Office Report For June 14-16                "Deep Murder" Mixes Comedy And Horror With Soft Core Porn                Updated Oscar Predictions For June                Disney Defrosts A New Trailer For "Frozen II"                "Men In Black International" Can't Escape A Generic Feel                The Top 25 Best Production Design Winners To Date                "Vault" Details A Very Unlikely Crime                Box Office Report For June 7-9                Olivia Cooke Does Her Best To Rise Above "Katie Says Goodbye"                "Late Night" Is A Crowd Pleasing Comedy From Mindy Kaling                Trailer Drops For Space Drama "Ad Astra"                "The Secret Life Of Pets 2" Shortchanges Our Furry Friends        

Farewell My Dear Friend Murray. I’ll be missing you

murray weissman rip
Farewell my dear friend Murray. I’ll be missing you.

“This is my baby. This is when it all started. This is my pride and joy, my first Oscar win in 1974.”

Meet Murray Weissman, one of the earliest Oscar consultants, who on this day is proudly showing off a blow-up photo on the wall of his North Hollywood publicity agency commemorating that day almost 40 years ago when, as executive in charge of the motion picture press department at Universal Pictures, he reveled in the seven Academy Awards won by “The Sting,” George Roy Hill’s wry tale of Depression-era con men starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

Weissman was so happy following the hard-fought victory over the other nominees, including “The Exorcist,” that he rushed to costume designer Edith Head’s bungalow on the lot the next day and asked to borrow seven of her personal Oscar statuettes so he could pose for a photo that also featured him holding the front page of the old Los Angeles Herald-Examiner with its headline trumpeting the victory — Universal’s first best picture since 1930’s “All Quiet on the Western Front.” as per Robert Welkos at Los Angeles Times.



I want you to know that you have been a big part of the Hollywood Film Awards. Your availability at all times, your unwavering support and your Hollywood teachings were all INVALUABLE to keep on going. A million thanks.

Carlos and Janice

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


Comments are closed.