|Motion Picture magazine February 1936|
Ginger's speech is in Part 3, go to minute: 07:55
It is a little distorted at times but there is some nice chit-chat between Ginger and Fred. In a non-Ginger related aside, I would have liked to see whatever happened with Red Skelton and Betty Garrett in the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" number that is at the beginning of part 3. It sounds like they went a little (okay, A LOT) off script but were having a grand time doing it!
There is another version of this award show on archive.org but I can't find it (my only complaint about archive.org is the difficulty with the search function). I'm sure to find it when I'm looking for something else AND when I do, I'll replace these words with the info.
All this took place in Hollywood, California on March 23, 1950 and was broadcast to all 48 states! Paul Douglas was the host of the awards with Ken Carpenter, Eve Arden and Ronald Reagan hosting the radio show.
There is a tiny piece of the film of Ginger giving part of her speech presenting the award on archive.org. Most of the newsreel is about Fred Astaire and the movie Three Little Words.
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