Otto Preminger gets centennial tribute from Academy

Oct 12, 2006 by Ian Evans

Academy Award®-nominated director Peter Bogdanovich and actresses Carol Lynley and Eva Marie Saint will pay tribute to three-time Academy Award-nominated director and producer Otto Preminger on Thursday, November 2, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The centennial tribute, hosted by Bogdanovich, will present a selection of film clips and onstage discussions with Hope and Victoria Preminger, the director’s widow and daughter, respectively, as well as Lynley and Saint.

Preminger earned his first Academy Award nomination in 1944 for directing Laura. The director tackled many controversial subjects like sexual promiscuity, heroin addiction and rape in such films as The Moon Is Blue, The Man with the Golden Arm, and Anatomy of a Murder. He received his second directing nomination for “The Cardinal” in 1963; he was also nominated for producing “Anatomy of a Murder.”

As part of the centennial celebration, the Academy will also present a retrospective film series highlighted by recent restorations and newly made prints from the Otto Preminger Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

The screening series, to be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater, will feature:

Friday, November 3, at 7 p.m.

  • The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Laura

Saturday, November 4, at 7 p.m.

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Daisy Kenyon

Friday, November 10, at 7 p.m.

  • The Moon Is Blue
  • Bonjour Tristesse

Saturday, November 11, at 7 p.m.

  • Whirlpool
  • Bunny Lake Is Missing

Sunday, November 12, at 7 p.m.

  • Anatomy of a Murder

Tickets to “A Centennial Tribute to Otto Preminger” and for each screening in the accompanying film series are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the tribute and 6 p.m. for the screenings. Seats are unreserved.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Free parking is provided in the garages located at 8920 and 9025 Wilshire Boulevard.

The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study at 1313 North Vine Street in Hollywood. Parking is available behind the building through the entrance on Homewood Avenue. For additional information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit