This historic document is unmarked; perhaps one of the finest remaining of the 1965 program. The metal staples are impacted by rust, as is every example of this program that we have personally inspected. Still, it is unsurpassed in magnificent presentation; worthy of the finest Hollywood archive or museum collection.
Unlike recent years, these programs were only issued at the theatre on the night of the Academy Awards, and were not available to the general public. The 1965 Academy Awards ceremony is best known as the evening when Walt Disney went head-to-head with Jack Warner in competition for the "Best Picture" of the year. Warner had stunned the theatrical community in signing Audrey Hepburn to play the role of Eliza Doolittle (with singing by Marni Nixon) in "My Fair Lady", rather than the originator of the role on Broadway, Julie Andrews.Walt Disney, while searching for his "Mary Poppins", was in the Broadway audience for Julie's performance in "Camelot" with Richard Burton. After making his way backstage to congratulate Julie on her performance, he asked her to consider visiting the Disney Studio in Burbank, California so that they might discuss her very first feature film role.
With a perfect sense of the public's appetite for family entertainment, Disney knew instinctively that Julie Andrews. Though he might search the world over, this was the only actress who could bring the voice, charm, beauty, wit and humor that would characterize this landmark screen appearance.
"Mary Poppins" would prove to be Walt Disney's magnum opus; ultimately surpassing the box office receipts for all of the nominees combined. While that year's Best Picture winner, "My Fair Lady" holds up quite well as a "loverly" film production, it is Walt's film version of "Mary Poppins" that continues to hold the hearts of generation after generation.
This scarce historic program is perfectly preserved with no writing on the pages. Each page lists the names of Hollywood's elite during this era. Notably, the Board of Governors at that time included Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life), Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird), Robert Wise (Sound of Music), and Stanley Kramer (2001: A Space Odyssey). In addition, Walt Disney's right-hand man, Harry Tytle served on the Board, as did "Mary Poppins" set designer, Emile Kuri. Of particular note, is the Oscar statuette given to Ub Iwerks, Petro Vlahos, and Wadsworth E.
Pohl for their perfection of Color Traveling Matte Composite Cinematography (as used in Mary Poppins and scores of films since). While Walt Disney can be said to have created Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks was Mickey's original animator, almost single-handedly animating the first Mickey Mouse cartoons in 1928. Pat Powers, Walt Disney's financier in 1928, had decimated the Disney animation team in hope of collapsing Disney's studio and obtaining the future rights to Mickey Mouse.
Walt was angered by the betrayal of both Powers and Iwerks, but as years passed, Walt and Ub forged a new relationship based on mutual respect and appreciation for their respective creative talents. Iwerk's contributions were rightly recognized at the 1965 Oscar ceremonies, and have created a legacy of commitment to film excellence that remains unsurpassed. Bob Hope served as Master of Ceremonies; Edith Head was the event's Costume Supervisor; Emile Kuri was the Set Decorator; John Green was the Music Director; Richard Breen, Hal Kanter and Milt Rosen wrote the script; and Edith Head and Jack Linkletter (Art Linkletter's son) were the Guest Radio Commentators. Best Achievement in Sound (My Fair Lady). Best Achievement in Sound Affects (Goldfinger; presented by Angie Dickenson).Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects. (Mary Poppins: Peter Ellenshaw, Eustace Lycett, and Hamilton Luske).
Best Costume Design / color films (My Fair Lady; Cecil Beaton; beating out Julie Andrews' husband Tony Walton for Mary Poppins). Sherman; beating out Henry Mancini's Pink Panther. Best Scoring of Music (My Fair Lady's Andre Previn; beating out George Martin and the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night").Best Achievement in Film Editing. (Cotton Warburton for Mary Poppins). (Chim Chim Cher-ee from Mary Poppins; written by the Sherman Brothers). Best Screenplay (Becket; by Edward Anhalt). Best Story and Screenplay for film (Father Goose).
Best Director (George Kukor; for My Fair Lady). Best Actor (Rex Harrison for My Fair Lady; beating Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Anthony Quinn, and Peter Sellers). (Julie Andrews for "Mary Poppins"; beating Debbie Reynolds, Sophia Loren, Anne Bancroft, and Kim Stanley). Best Picture "My Fair Lady"; beating Becket, Dr.Strangelove, Mary Poppins, and Zorba the Greek. While Walt Disney was proud of the accomplishment of his "Mary Poppins" team, on the day following the ceremonies, he had a chance to talk with the Sherman Brothers, who had just won four Oscars between them. Boys, you hit a home run. " he said with a smile, "the bases were loaded. Regrettably, the greatest showman of the 20th Century never won the "Best Picture" award he had long sought. Instead, he gave the world the most treasured library of films ever to reach the silver screen. Smoke Free and Pet Free Home. The item "1965 37th Academy Awards PROGRAM Mary Poppins Oscars Walt Disney Julie Andrews" is in sale since Saturday, March 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Programs". The seller is "jezelnick" and is located in St. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.