I went into the archives at the Daily Mirror HQ for a special Academy Awards edition of mystery photos, figuring the Brain Trust would have fun guessing the venue, the year and possibly the mystery person on stage.
[Update: I think nearly everyone identified this as the Music Center at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dewey Webb got the year – but nobody has identified our mystery guest.]
[Update 2: Please congratulate Dewey Webb and Mary Mallory for identifying our mystery fellow.]
Our mystery guest is Academy President Karl Malden at the Music Center of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Hosted by … yes, this is Billy Crystal as we remember him. Younger and funnier.
And this Academy Award winner would be?
[This mystery winner was identified by Dewey Webb, Mary Mallory and Karen.]
And this mystery winner would be?
[Update: Our mystery fellows Franco Cristaldi and Guiseppi Tornatore were identified by Karen and Dewey Webb. Congratulations!]
Here’s another Academy Awards mystery photo.
Want a hint? OK.
And our mystery venue is?
[Update: Please congratulate Mary Mallory and Greg Clancey for identifying the venue and Dewey Webb for identifying the year.]
This is Academy President Robert Wise at Shrine Auditorium.
And who can ever forget this Academy Awards? Thank goodness for VHS.
This is the 61st Academy Awards.
Thanks goodness for VHS.
It’s Merv! And he’s singing!
This really happened. This really, really happened. And they’re singing “Proud Mary.” “Cameras keep on rollin’.”
OMG. The tables are dancing.
It’s Lily Tomlin!