- Golden Globe Awards
1967: “A Man and a Woman,” Plus a Dog
The 24th Golden Globes were held on February 15, 1967, at the Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel, one of the hottest social spots for in-the-know Angelenos in the 1960s. Multiple Grammy-nominee Andy Williams hosted the ceremony in the company of Corinna Tsopei, Miss Universe 1964 turned Miss Golden Globes 1967.
That Wednesday night had plentiful candid moments that made it to the front pages. Legendary Golden Globe winner John Wayne made an epic appearance accompanied by the equally legendary Lassie, who came on stage when Wayne presented the Golden Globe trophy to his friend Dean Martin for Best Actor in a Television Series for The Dean Martin Show.
Cecil B. deMille Award recipient Charlton Heston proudly posed with Golden Globe winner Fred Astaire. Golden Globe winners Rock Hudson and Natalie Wood, the latter of whom wore a chic red gown with shimmery embellishments, took historical photos with Julie Andrews in an elegant white gown. Andrews shared the World Film Favorite Award with Steve McQueen, who was also nominated as Best Actor – Drama for The Sand Pebbles, and accompanied by then-wife Neile Adams.
New Star of the Year 1964 Elke Sommer teamed up with legendary Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax to present at the ceremony. It was also Faye Dunaway’s first appearance at the Golden Globes: she presented a trophy to Vanessa Redgrave, who made a fashion statement by wearing a Vichy check evening gown. Nominated as Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for Morgan!, Redgrave instead accepted the award in this category in absentia for her younger sister Lynn Redgrave, who won her first Golden Globe for Georgy Girl.
The evening’s guest list also included Eartha Kitt, starring at the time as Catwoman in the final season of Batman. She attended in a fur-trimmed leopard coat on behalf of I Spy, which won Best TV Series. The star of that series, Robert Culp, was also nominated for his individual work and attended the awards ceremony with his fiancée France Nuyen, Golden Globe-nominated as New Star of the Year in 1959 for her work in South Pacific.
Golden Globe winner Anne Baxter shared Table 48 with a newlywed couple, French composer Pierre Barouh and Anouk Aimée, who made history that night. Aimée became the first French performer to win the Golden Globe for Best Actress – Drama for a French-speaking role in A Man and a Woman. With five nominations — including Best Director for Claude Lelouch, Best Score, and Best Original Song for Francis Lai — this drama won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film – Foreign Language.
Best known for her roles in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and 8½, Aimée, who celebrated her 90th birthday on April 27, 2022, trail-blazed the future for generations of French actresses to follow, including Golden Globe winners Isabelle Huppert and Marion Cotillard. (Fun fact: in 2009, Cotillard starred in Rob Marshall’s musical Nine as Luisa, Aimée’s character in 8½).