Best Blast From the Past

By EW Staff
March 24, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST

In an evening that spent a lot of time on 75th-anniversary nostalgia, two-time Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland was a class act. The 86-year-old ”Gone With the Wind” star, who looked smashing, made an oblique reference to the war — punctuated with a knowing look that telegraphed a lifetime’s worth of experience. Then she introduced a class-photo sequence with about 60 Oscar-winning actors posing stiffly on stage, from Luise Rainer (the 93-year old actress who won back-to-back Oscars in 1936 and ’37) to the freshly minted winners from 2003.