This is Susan King, a 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles Times and guardian of the Golden Age of Hollywood galaxy. Every Friday in my Classic Hollywood newsletter, I write about notable birthdays and deaths, movie and TV milestones, fun events around town and the latest in DVDs.
This Sunday marks the 88th Academy Awards. And as is the norm, the stars will make their way down the red carpet in their latest designer gowns, suits and expensive jewelry into the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland. (You can follow all our coverage here.)