21CF Oscars Countdown: Best Picture winner ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ (1947)

21CF Oscars Countdown: Best Picture winner ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ (1947)

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In the weeks leading up to the 89th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from the 20th Century Fox Archives.

This year “Hidden Figures” is nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. On March 20, 1948, “Gentleman’s Agreement” won for this category. Below are a few pieces from our Photograph and Publicity collections highlighting this film.

‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ (1947)

Darryl F. Zanuck accepted the Best Picture award on behalf of 20th Century Fox.

Darryl F. Zanuck accepted the Best Picture award on behalf of 20th Century Fox.

The Fox Archives is mandated to collect, catalog, preserve and make accessible the following assets of the 20th Century Fox studios: props, set decoration, photographs, art department and publicity materials from our film and television productions, and from the 20th Century Fox studio itself. We work primarily with internal Fox groups but also from time to time with outside organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.