The Golden Globes had already established itself as party time by the time the 1962 awards rolled into the BevHilton Hotel. I’d attended their parties over the years at venues including the Cocoanut Grove and I was on hand to see them graduate into — out of — and into network television. The Globes rolled along, and each year gathered an enviable array of stars from every category. They even had one honoring me on March 5, 1962 — although I’d been writing the column for only nine years. But, lest I get too self-impressed, the Foreign Press also honored, at the same event, Mike Connolly of the Hollywood Reporter.
From the Archerd Archives,
March 5, 1962
Carl Foreman’s expanding Highroad Prodns. inked Bob Radnitz for three pix, “The Little Arc,” “Emile And The Detectives” and “Voyage Of The Beagle” – all to be lensed abroad … Following Foreman’s appearance at the Golden Globe Awards, takes off today for N.Y., returns for the Acad Awards – considers it a good omen that “Guns Of Navarone” received seven nominations – as did “High Noon” … George Chakiris winged in from London Tuesday, whisked to the BevHilton for the Awardinner and skedded to take off yesterday 7 a.m. for Hawaii and “Diamond Head” – but he got an okay from Columbia to rest a coupla hours, winged out instead at 6:30 p.m. … During the London “West Side Story” stay, Chakiris met with Mel Ferrer, who sends him Dorothy Kingsley’s “Nine Coaches Waiting” script when completed … Marilyn Monroe continued up to the BevHilton Star-On-The-Roof following her breathless departure from the Int’l Ballroom, gave tourists an exhibition of the MM twist. Her date: Jose Balanos, Mexican writer … Mort Sahl’s definition of the twist: “A sexy promise which is seldom kept” …