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The bottom photo is Elia Kazan, Celeste Holm and 20th Century Fox studio head Darryl F. Zanuck backstage at the 20th Academy Awards in 1948 with their Oscars for their work on Gentleman’s Agreement

The film is about a journalist who pretends to be Jewish for a few months in order to expose anti-semitism in New York shortly after World War II. 

Zanuck was inspired to produce the film soon after he was declined membership at an LA country club when he was falsely identified as a Jew. 

Kazan won the Oscar for directing, Holm for Supporting Actress and the film was awarded Best Picture. Zanuck accepted the statuette for Best Picture and thanked, among others, Laura Z. Hobson who wrote the novel of the same name, from which the film was adapted.