Hollywood Flavors San Francisco Film Festival
November 5, 1968
By Vincent Canby
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4— Hollywood, which completely ignored the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, was very much in evidence at the 12th San Francisco International Film Festival that closed last night at Masonic Auditorium.
[...] Saturday night, Barbra Streisand, a new movie queen in the old tradition that makes teen-age girls giggle and weep when she passes by, flew in with Ray Stark, her producer, to accept the first Samuel Goldwyn Award. The plaque was presented to Funny Girl as “the most outstanding motion picture made in America in 1968.”
[...] Funny Girl was not an entry at the festival, which, like the New York Festival, is non-competitive. The movie was selected to receive the Goldwyn Award by a committee of two, Mr. Jarman and Albert Johnson, the festival's program director.
The idea for the award originated with Mayor Joseph L. Alioto, who is not only an old friend and former lawyer of Mr. Goldwyn's, but also the festival's biggest booster.
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