Academy enjoys Roman Holiday

Jul 18, 2005 by Ian Evans

The 1953 Best Picture nominee Roman Holiday will be screened as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Great To Be Nominated, Part Two” on Monday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

In her Academy Award®-winning performance, Audrey Hepburn stars in Roman Holiday as Princess Anne, a young royal tired of the responsibility that comes with the title. When she runs away, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), a reporter hungry for a scoop, befriends her and together they see the sights of Rome. In addition to Hepburn’s Best Actress win, the film also earned Oscars® for Costume Design – Black-and-White and Writing – Motion Picture Story.

The 1953 Oscar-nominated cartoon short subject The Tell Tale Heart and live-action short subject nominee Return to Glennascaul, starring Orson Welles, will be screened prior to the film.

The evening’s commemorative program will feature black-and-white photos from Roman Holiday on the cover.

Tickets for the screening may be purchased for $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid identification. Tickets may be purchased by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, pending availability, the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. but the pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.