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The 38th Academy Awards was conducted at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, with Bill Morris designing the main set; and musical segment Oscar Song Category production number scenery. As Production Designer-Art Director, Bill Morris incorporated in the main Oscar set large water ponds with fountains, a variety of staggered levels of ponds, which cascaded on either side of the upstage area, in front of the presentation Oscar Podium. During the telecast, the sounds of the fountains became a sound problem, with the sound department complaining "a lot" about the splashing water sound level! During specific category announcements, the fountains ceased, but were turned on during the Oscar-cast program. The set's color scheme was white and gold. This was the only instance when actual water and fountains were ever used for an Oscar Show on stage set feature. See more
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