The last chapter of this series continues with stories of the darker side of the Academy Awards. You'll hear about missing and stolen Oscars, the tragic story of the Oscar Night Streaker and a murder committed by the son of an Oscar winning songwriter.
Note: Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and served for almost a year before his murder. I apologize for the omission.
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Television Show: Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors - Season 1, Episode 1 - Power, Privilege and Passion, (Investigation Discovery Channel) - This episode details the case of the murder of Sylvie Cachay.
A man escapes the genocide in Cambodia and becomes an Academy Award Winning Actor in the U.S.
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Dr. Haing S. Ngor as Dith Pran in The Killing Fields & with his Oscar
Books: A Cambodian Odyssey by Haing. S. Ngor and Roger Warner, Survival in the Killing Fields by Haing S. Ngor
Movies: The Killing Fields (1984), directed by Roland Joffe, starring Haing S. Ngor, Sam Waterston, John Malkovich
Documentary: The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (2015), Produced, written, directed and edited by Arthur Dong (Deep Focus Productions)
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Roman Polanski lives a life of hardship and tragedy before becoming an award winning director - and a fugitive from justice after being charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.
We'll hear from my special guest AJ Benza, the host of the podcast Fame is a Bitch about the inner workings of Hollywood and his first-hand impressions of Roman Polanski.
Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate on their wedding day in 1968.
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Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:
Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, "The Celebrity Defense: Sex, fame and the case of Roman Polanski," Dec 14, 2009.
Christopher Sandford, The Telegraph UK, "Why did Roman Polanski risk it?," Oct 3, 2009.
Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast, "Roman Polanski is a Child Rapist: It's Long Past Time for Hollywood to Cast Him Out," Oct 23, 2017.
The Academy Awards is held annually to honor the best of Hollywood. But, there is a darker side of this star-studded ceremony. The first is the true story of the crime portrayed in the Academy Award winning film Dog Day Afternoon.
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Left: The real John Wojtowicz, Right: Al Pacino as "Sonny" in Dog Day Afternoon