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Big Chuck

March 10, 2014

1965 Oscars? Thanks for the memories


All in all, I really enjoyed this year’s Academy Awards show. But I couldn’t help but be transported back to watching the same show with my parents in 1965. It all seemed so, well, adult back then. I mean, Bob Hope would never have served pizza to Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison or Jason Robards in the front row.

And lest anyone feel sorry for Liza Minnelli being the brunt of Ellen’s stinging put-down in this year’s opening monologue, take heart. If Liza is nothing, she is certainly a survivor. At the 38th Academy Awards show, Liza was not sitting in the audience. The 19-year old was up on stage singing one of the Oscar nominated songs!

I’ll catch you in two ...

“Big Chuck” D’IMPERIO can be heard on weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. on WDOS-AM 730 in Oneonta, and also on Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. on WSRK-FM 103.9 for his “Oldies Jukebox Show.” You can find him on Facebook by searching “Big Chuck.” He invites you to contact him at His columns can be found at

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