( I know at the time Jack Nicholson was dating the lovely Anjelica Huston and she attended to the Oscars with him, but just pretend she wasn't there)
[Shauna Sinatra – I’m With The Band]
Can you believe it?! In six hours I'll be on my way to the Oscars! I spent the morning at a fantastic spa with Julie Christie, who's gonna go with Warren. I had such a nice and relaxing time there, she's so kind and friendly and quite smart. I had a hard time choosing the dress. At first I'd picked a blue gown full of rain-stones, but then I began to think it was much too heavy. A mini dress seemed casual, not good enough. I ended up choosing a a pale gray silk-satin dress, with Julie's help. I went for a Veronica Lake peekaboo hairstyle, which I've always loved. After the spa, we had some coffee at my apartment in Laurel Canyon. Now I better go get all dolled-up! I'll tell you about the ceremony later, wish me luck, pearls!
"You look beautiful, honey," Jack kissed me. "And so do you, Julie."
"Hi, girls. Both of you look stunning! Come on, let's get going," Warren said, smiling. The four of us traveled in a fabulous black limousine. The trip wasn't very long, really. The ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, which isn't far.
"Are you nervous, Shauna?," Jack asked me.
"Uh, a little, I guess," I shrugged. "Not as much as I thought I'd be. How about you?," I replied.
"Oh, not much. I've been nominated three times already, so I'm used to it," he tauntingly said, grinning with pride.
"Oh, shut up," I playfully poked him, giggling.
Jack was nominated for his performance in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Warren for Best Original Screenplay for Shampoo. The ceremony started and everyone got quiet. I was surrounded by nothing but amazing and talented people! Jack promised to introduce me to all the persons I wanted to meet when the whole thing was through.
It was time, Art Carney had gotten on the stage to present the Best Actor Oscar. You could hear everyone whispering, it was all suspense and excitement. Personally, I was sure Al would win, what a shame he wasn't there, I wanted to see him again. Anyway, back to the awards, the Oscar goes to...well, you already know what happened! Jack Nicholson, ladies and gentlemen. The look on Jack's eyes and his smile, it was priceless, how proud he felt, now he has something to boast whenever he wants to. Well, as he promised me earlier, he introduced me to a lot of people. I was extremely happy, I met marvelous legends like Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly, what a night! Afterwards we all went to an incredible party, one of the bests I've ever been to. I'll talk to you later, farewell, my lovelies!