Summer Under the Stars ~ Rex Ingram

As a kid I was deeply moved by Rex Ingram’s sympathetic portrayal of Jim the runaway slave in the 1939 MGM production of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn starring Mickey Rooney. As an adult I was impressed by his portrayal of the unbending father Joe Lucasta in the United Artists 1958 film Anna Lucasta starring…

The Wizard of OZ

The beauty of The Wizard of Oz could not have been achieved if not for Cedric Gibbons, who has appeared as Art Director on over 1500 films- though he had only worked on several- and claimed the title of the “Man who designed the Oscar.” The role of Dorothy was originally to be given to Shirley…