On this, the day of the 2016 Academy Awards, I thought it appropriate to post this photo. It was taken on March 7th, 1946. Movie fans are sitting in bleachers on the south side of Hollywood Boulevard watching the celebs enter Grauman’s Chinese Theater. This was the year that Lost Weekend won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Screenplay. If these people were hoping to see Joan Crawford, they were disappointed. She was so freaked out at the thought of losing that she pretended to be ill—and then won the Oscar for Mildred Pierce.