What a coup! Neil Meron, co producer of the Academy Awards, has gotten Kim Novak to present at the Oscars on March 2nd.
Novak, star of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” makes rare appearances and keeps a low profile. She did come to last year’s Cannes Film Festival, but even that was relatively low wattage. A couple of years ago, Novak went public when she complained about Hitchcock’s music being used for “The Artist.” Otherwise, her appearances on “Falcon Crest” on TV in the late 1980s constitute her last major gig in the US. You can bet Miss Novak will be wooed to the Vanity Fair party, too.
The Oscars also announced musical numbers by Pink and Bette Midler. Someone’s going to sing “Over the Rainbow” for “The Wizard of Oz” tribute. Also booked last year’s winners: Daniel Day Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, and Christoph Waltz. Ellen DeGeneres is the hostess with the mostest.
— Neil Meron (@neilmeron) February 22, 2014