The 42nd Academy Awards

Aired on ABC: April 7, 1970

John Wayne and Barbra Streisand in press room

Barbra presented the “Best Actor” Oscar to John Wayne for his role in the filmTrue Grit. Streisand wore a custom pink Arnold Scaasi silk gown, decorated with sequined and beaded buttons and a matching pillbox hat.

Below: Offical Oscar video of the award.

Barbra Streisand was captured by photographers mingling with the Oscar crowd. From left to right below: Streisand and her mother, Diana Kind; Liza Minnelli and Streisand; Jack Nicholson, Streisand, and her manager Marty Erlichman.

In a 2004 auction, Streisand's Oscar gown by Scaasi sold for $8,250. It was described as a “heavy silk gown, artfully decorated with hand crafted ‘buttons’ comprised of sequins, beads and rhinestones ... short sleeves, empire waist, and full length.”

Scaasi Oscar gown


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