“My Fair Lady” and “The Great Race”

In conjunction with the exhibition “Dressed in Color: The Costumes” the Academy’s Science and Technology Council presented “My Fair Lady” and “The Great Race.”

Two Oscar®-winning films that are represented in the Science and Technology Council exhibition “Dressed in Color: The Costumes” were screened on consecutive evenings at the Linwood Dunn Theater.

Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m.

My Fair Lady (1964)

In this sparkling adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway musical, Professor Henry Higgins accepts a challenge that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a sophisticated Victorian lady.

Cast Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White,Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom.

Directed by George Cukor. Produced by Jack L. Warner. Screenplay Alan Jay Lerner.  Based on the musical My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.  Cinematography Harry Stradling. Film Editing William Ziegler.  Production Design Cecil Beaton. Art Direction Gene Allen. Set Decoration George James Hopkins. Original Music Frederick Loewe. Music Supervised and Conducted by André Previn. Sound Francis J. Scheid, Murray Spivack. Costume Design Cecil Beaton. Makeup Gordon Bau.  Hairstylist Jean Burt Reilly. Warner Bros. 1964. 70mm. 170 minutes. This 70mm print from the collection of the Academy Film Archive is screened courtesy of CBS, Inc.

Filmed in 65mm Super Panavision 70 with Eastman Color negative.  Released in 70mm  with Eastman Color prints.  Released in 35mm Anamorphic (CinemaScope) Technicolor imbibition prints.

Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m.

The Great Race (1965)

Director Blake Edwards followed his “Pink Panther” success with this boisterous, freewheeling comedy in which wealthy daredevil The Great Leslie, the maniacal Professor Fate and feminist reporter Maggie DuBois compete in a turn-of-the-century auto race from New York to Paris.

Cast Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O’Connell, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Provine, Larry Storch.

Directed by Blake Edwards. Produced by Martin Jurow. Screenplay Arthur Ross. Story Blake Edwards, Arthur Ross. Cinematography Russell Harlan. Film Editing Ralph E. Winters. Production Design Fernando Carrere. Set Decoration George James Hopkins. Music Henry Mancini. Sound M.A. Merrick. Special Effects Danny Lee. Film Effects Linwood Dunn, James Gordon.  Second Unit Photography Harold Wellman. Costume Design Donfeld, Edith Head (Natalie Wood). Makeup Gordon Bau. Hairstylists Sydney Guilaroff (Natalie Wood), Jean Burt Reilly (Supervisor). Patricia-Jalem Productions-Reynard Co. Warner Bros. 1965. 35mm. 150 minutes. This 35mm answer print is screened courtesy of Warner Bros.

Filmed in Panavision with Eastman Color negative (credited as Technicolor). Released in 70mm (blow-up) with Eastman Color prints. Released in 35mm Anamorphic (CinemaScope) Technicolor imbibition prints.

Event Information

Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, at 8 p.m.
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

Academy Awards Facts

My Fair Lady

Academy Award® winner:
Actor (Harrison), Color Art Direction (Allen, Beaton, Hopkins), Color Cinematography (Stradling), Color Costume Design (Beaton), Directing (Cukor), Music – Scoring of Music – Adaptation or treatment (Previn), Best Picture (Warner), Sound (Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, George R. Groves, sound director)

Academy Award nominee:
Supporting Actor (Holloway), Supporting Actress (Cooper), Film Editing (Ziegler), Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (Lerner)

The Great Race

Academy Award winner:
Sound Effects (Tregoweth Brown)

Academy Award nominee:
Color Cinematography (Harlan), Film Editing (Winters), Music – Song (“The Sweetheart Tree,” Music by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer), Sound (Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, George R. Groves, sound director)

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