New Oscar winner Faye Dunaway having breakfast by the pool with the morning’s newspapers at the Beverly Hills Hotel, March 29, 1977.
It’s the very early morning after Oscar night and Dunaway was already up after winning an Academy Award for her role in Network. The photographer, Terry O’Neill, had met her on a magazine shoot the week before and they had become friends. He tells her his idea. “I wanted to capture her dazed expression,” Everything in the picture tells a story – the early morning light, the newspaper headlines, Dunaway’s glazed, tired look. “She’s reached the top of the tree,” chuckles O’Neill, who would marry Dunaway six years after the picture was taken, and divorce her three years after that.
Grace Kelly with her Oscar at the 28th Academy Awards, 1956.