Beverly Gray on Oscars Past and Present

An Oscars statue at the end of the red carpet arrivals area ahead of the 89th annual Oscars outside the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2017. The 2017 Academy Awards will take place in Hollywood on February 26. / AFP / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Beverly Gray is a veteran of the film industry and author of “Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers” and “Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How The Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation.”

In this conversation with Nick Digilio she discusses Oscars past (including Corman’s experience with the Academy) and her thoughts on the this year’s nominees.

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