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Elizabeth Taylor wins her 1st Oscar...



Item # 581216

April 18, 1961

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, April 18, 1961

* Elizabeth Taylor wins her 1st Oscar
* Butterfield 8 - Academy Awards


This 10 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page:  "Oscar Prizes No Surprise" with caption: "Dramatic Acceptance" which tells of the recent Academy Award presentation that featured Elizabet Taylor winning her very first Oscar. See photos for text here.

Other news of the day including various advertisements, and in good condition.

wikipedia notes: BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 Metrocolor drama film directed by Daniel Mann, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey. Taylor (28 years old) won an Academy Award for her performance. The film was based on a 1935 novel written by John O'Hara in the wake of the success of his critically acclaimed Appointment in Samarra.

The screenplay was adapted by John Michael Hayes and Charles Schnee from the 1935 novel, but the plot of the film bears only a superficial resemblance to the novel's. O'Hara based parts on the mysterious death of Starr Faithfull in Long Beach, Nassau County, New York in 1931. Faithfull's body was found on a beach, apparently from drowning. In the novel the heroine is killed by falling under the paddlewheel of a steamboat.

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