Huston, We Don’t Have a Problem! Congratulations to Walter and to his son John Huston for their Oscars! On March 24, 1949

Walter and son John Huston

Walter Huston and son John

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Walter Huston won for Best Supporting Actor while son John Huston took home honors for Best Director and Best Screenplay, both men gaining their Academy Awards for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; the first and only father and son winners in the same year and for the same film! The ceremonies were held at the Academy Award Theater located at 9038 Melrose Avenue, which is just a touch east of Doheny Dr., on the south side of Melrose. Formerly, the building had been the Marquis Theater; it provided the Academy with office space and room for their growing library.

9038 Melrose Avenue, The Academy Award Theater and Academy Offices

9038 Melrose Avenue, The Academy Award Theater and Academy Offices

 

Yes, it was quite the year for the Huston name, not only did father and son take home statues but Clair Trevor won for Best Supporting Actress, directed by John Huston, in Key Largo. In Walter Huston’s acceptance speech he said: “many years ago, many, many years ago, I raised a son and I said if you ever become a director or a writer, please find a good part for your old man; he did alright.”

Walter Huston with Best Supporting Actress winner Clair Trevor (Key Largo) and the 1947 supporting winners Edmund Gwenn (Miracle on 34th Street) and Celeste Holm (Gentleman's Agreement)

Walter Huston with Best Supporting Actress winner Clair Trevor (Key Largo) and the 1947 supporting winners Edmund Gwenn (Miracle on 34th Street) and Celeste Holm (Gentleman’s Agreement)

Oscar Excitement and Hijinks

Huston Oscar Excitement and Hijinks

Celeste Holm presenting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor to Walter Huston for his portrayal of "Howard" in The Treasure of Sierra Madre

Celeste Holm presenting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor to Walter Huston for his portrayal of “Howard” in The Treasure of Sierra Madre

Deborah Kerr presenting John Huston Oscar for Best Screenplay

Deborah Kerr presenting John Huston Oscar for Best Screenplay

Edmund Gwenn presenting Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress to Clair Trevor for her performance as "Gaye" in Key Largo

Edmund Gwenn presenting Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress to Clair Trevor for her performance as “Gaye” in Key Largo

 

By C. S. Williams

 

 

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