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"Nun" showing support for Babs at Academy Awards

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A member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence protests that Barbra Streisand's film "Yentl" was not nominated for major categories for the 56th Academy Awards. The "nun" is holding a collection can which reads, "Eddie Murphy Disease Fund." Streisand wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film, and her fans, who viewed the film as a major accomplishment, protested the Academy's minimal acknowledgment of it. The Awards ceremonies were held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on April 9, 1984.

Item Information:

Identifier
w3763690k
Collection
Miscellaneous Photographs
Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Publisher
Herald Examiner
Date Created
1984
Genre
Photographs
Subject(s)
Academy Awards
Barbra Streisand
Eddie Murphy
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Yentl
Places
California > Los Angeles County > Los Angeles
Topic(s)
Demonstrations
Drag
Nuns
Resource Type
Still Image
Language
English
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