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What the Emmy Awards Looked Like In Vintage Los Angeles

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Pictured from left, are Vivian Vance, co-star, holding her Emmy for Best Supporting Actress, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball holding the Best Situation Comedy Emmy
Pictured from left, are Vivian Vance, co-star, holding her Emmy for Best Supporting Actress, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball holding the Best Situation Comedy Emmy, [1954]. Herald Examiner Collection

Who will win, who will "be happy just to be nominated," and who will go home empty-handed? Watch the festivities tonight to find out, but before you do, check out these amazing images from our photo collection of past Emmy award celebrations.

Betty White and Michael J. Fox with their Emmys

Betty White and Michael J. Fox both won Emmys for acting in comedy series, White for The Golden Girls and Fox for Family Ties. The awards program was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, [September 21, 1986]. Herald Examiner Collection

Van Dyke, Moore and Durante

On stage at the Emmy Awards presentation in Hollywood, from the left: Jerry Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore and presenter Jimmy Durante, [September 12, 1965]. Herald Examiner Collection

Bea Arthur with Emmy

Bea Arthur poses with the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy she won for her portrayal of Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak on the television series The Golden Girls (1985-1992). The awards program was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, [September 28, 1988]. Herald Examiner Collection

Tony Danza accepts Emmy Awards for others

"I didn't prepare anything because I didn't think he'd win," joked Tony Danza of best-supporting actor winner John Shea. Danza, designated award accepter, "picked up" eight awards last night. The awards program was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, [September 28, 1988]. Photo Credit: Javier Mendoza, Herald Examiner Collection

13th Annual Emmy Awards

From left to right, Raymond Burr, Barbara Stanwyck and Fred Astaire at the 13th Emmy Awards ceremony, held at the Moulin Rouge in Hollywood. Burr won the Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Series award for Perry Mason; Stanwyck won the Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Series for the Barbara Stanwyck Show; Astaire won the Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series for Astaire Time, [May 17, 1961]. Herald Examiner Collection

Alfre Woodard won L.A. Law's only acting Emmy, for her guest appearance on the NBC show. Woodard was also nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Emmy for her role as Maude DeVictor in Unnatural Causes. The awards program was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, [September 20, 1987]. Photo Credit: James Ruebsamen, Herald Examiner Collection

Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman at Emmy Awards

Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman chat with the news media outside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where the Emmy Awards were held on September 28, 1988. Perlman was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for her role as Carla Tortelli in the series Cheers (1982-1993). Photo Credit: Mike Sergieff, Herald Examiner Collection

Cybill Shepherd paired her slinky black evening gown with matching ankle socks and fluorescent Reeboks

Cybill Shepherd paired her slinky black evening gown with matching ankle socks and fluorescent Reeboks. Apparently, her date wanted to cool his heels, too. Shepherd and her date attended the Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, [September 22, 1985]. Photo Credit: Anne Knudsen, Herald Examiner Collection

Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack at Emmys

Tom Selleck looked like Prince Charming in his white double-breasted dinner jacket. As for his date, Jill Mack, well, she could have stepped out of Grimm's Fairytales in her fluffy pink ball gown, tulle shawl, and rhinestone tiara. Selleck, who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Magnum, P.I. and Mack attended the Emmy Awards program held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, [September 22, 1985]. Photo Credit: Anne Knudsen, Herald Examiner Collection

Jane Curtin with Emmy

Jane Curtin won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for her portrayal of Allie Lowell in the series Kate & Allie (1984-1989). The 36th annual Emmy Awards were held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, [September 23, 1984]. Herald Examiner Collection

Emmy hosts laughing it up

Co-hosts Joan Rivers and Eddie Murphy backstage at the 35th annual Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, [September 26, 1983]. Photo Credit: Michael Edwards, Herald Examiner Collection

Don Knotts

"Oh boy!" he said. Knotts accepted an Emmy Award for Series Supporting Actor. The 13th Emmy Awards ceremony was held at The Moulin Rouge Nightclub in Hollywood, [May 17, 1961]. Photo Credit: Alan Hyde, Herald Examiner Collection

John Erman presented Emmy by A-Team members

Mr. T and George Peppard of The A-Team flank John Erman, director of ABC's Who Will Love My Children. Erman won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, [September 25, 1983]. Herald Examiner Collection

 


 

 

 

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