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Bombshells and Oscars

March 1, 2010

Hollywood will give itself a large pat on the back this coming Sunday, March 7, when the 82nd Academy Awards takes place at the Kodak Theatre in the heart of Tinseltown.

We, whilst obviously interested in the actual awards as well, will be mainly scrutinising the dresses on the red carpet, and watching as much footage of the after-parties as possible. There’s something rather magical about the Oscars, and many a bombshell has been there over the years.

Later this week we’ll bring you the definitive who won what of bombshell-dom at the Oscars, but today we’ll celebrate with a few fabulous images of various nominees and winners over the years.

First up, it’s the beautiful Natalie Wood, turning up for the 28th Oscars in 1956 with the gorgeous Tab Hunter; she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for Rebel Without A Cause (main pic), and then in 1962 (inset) for Best Actress for Splendor in the Grass. Note gossip columnist Louella Parsons, in the background on the left, scribbling away in her notebook!

And how fabulously expressive, in completely different ways does Sophia Loren look (with husband Carlo Ponti, inset)  in her moments of Oscar glory – she’s a two-time winner, in 1962 and 1965.

We’re not overly keen on Ginger Rogers’ frou-frou frilly dress at the 1941, 13th Academy Awards, but they were lucky for Ginger who won for Kitty Foyle, and looked almost terrified of the golden statuette.

However, Joan Crawford (inset) must get the all-time best acceptance award – she was bed-ridden with apparent pneumonia in 1946, but many say she was just too terrified she’d lose to even attend the ceremony!

Elizabeth Taylor (above, main pic and inset) won twice, in 1961, and 1967. In 1970, she looked absolutely stunning when she attended the 42nd Academy Awards with Richard Burton in a gorgeous pale blue Edith Head dress – and, of course, diamonds!

And finally, Bogie and Bacall (Humphrey and Lauren isn’t quite the same is it), arriving at the 24th Academy Awards looking utterly fabulous. Brangelina who?

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