Oscar ~ America America

The only nominated film for Best Oscar in 1963 that I had seen at the local theatre was How the West Was Won and at the time I was very disappointed that this film featuring Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, Carroll Baker, and a cast of thousands did not win Best Picture. However fifty…

Forever Changed…

VE day occurred on May 8, 1945 and VJ day occurred on August 15, 1945. Actors, writers, directors were coming home from the war. For the rest of the decade at the Oscars, Best Song Awards were handed out to lighter tunes that once you start humming them you just couldn’t get them out of…

Henry Koster

I told Rochellelynn I would post about TCM’s September theme –The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film featured on Tuesdays of this month. I looked at the themes TCM was highlighting for the month and couldn’t make up my mind which to write about. I would pick one film subject which would lead me…

Mothers ~ Anne Revere

Often considered the “warm, wise, and stoic” mother, Anne Revere succeeded best in National Velvet, for which she won an Oscar. Nominated two other times for her ability to act the part in The Song of Bernadette and Gentleman’s Agreement, Anne’s career hit a brick wall in 1951 when her name was put on the…

Elia Kazan Honorary Academy Award 1998

Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro presenting Elia Kazan with an Honorary Academy award. Sometimes the Academy Awards are embroiled in controversy. For 1998 the 71st year of the awards the commotion was about the Academy Board of Governors deciding to give Elia Kazan an Honorary Award in recognition of his indelible contributions to the…