Frank Sinatra and Lauren Bacall attend the after party for the 27th Academy Awards on March 30, photographed by Earl Leaf, 1955.
"I admit we knew we’d get in trouble. That part’s true. We knew people would be worried, and we still ran away, anyway. But something also happened, which we didn’t do on purpose. When we first met each other, something happened to us" - Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
James Dean and Ursula Andress at the Thalian Ball at Ciro’s nightclub, August 29th, 1955.
The greatest change in my life began the night they gave me the Oscar. It’s funny about that statue. You walk up on that stage like you are in a dream and they hand you that little man before twenty or thirty million people and you have to fight to keep the tears back. It’s a moment. Like your first girl or your first kiss. Like the first time you hit a guy and he went down. I’ve heard actors kid about the Academy Awards. Don’t believe them. It was a big moment in their lives. -Frank Sinatra
The main thing is the way people look at you and talk to you, because you don’t feel any different. A light never went off, like ‘Ok, I’m a new me.’ So it’s hard when people treat you differently, I mean you don’t feel any differently. It’s alienating. You feel like a zoo animal, or something. I don’t know what it is. It’s something in somebody’s eyes. It’s like not connecting, not making eye contact sometimes. And now I’m surrounded by people all the time, and I can be so lonely when everyone goes. But I have to remind myself it’s just being alone, it’s not lonely.