It Happened One Night

1934 was the first year to choose pictures for eligibility for Academy Awards within a calendar year: January 1st thru December 31st. It was the first year all of the major awards were swept away by one single movie, It Happened One Night. Talk about your sour grapes these awards were received by Columbia Studios…

WWI Academy Awards 1927 was the first year of the Academy Awards and Film makers were still obsessed about telling the stories of the First World War that a lot of the Writers, Directors, and Actors had witnessed firsthand and survived.

WWI Academy Awards

1927 was the first year of the Academy Awards and Film makers were still obsessed about telling the stories of the First World War that a lot of the Writers, Directors, and Actors had witnessed firsthand and survived. Outstanding Picture went to Wings, directed by William Wellman who had flown during the war with the…

Week-End Marriage

Week-End Marriage 1932 (First National) “I like being independent.” “Because you’re not in love, that’s why.” This is the story of the Independent Woman in the 1930’s. If you were a working woman it was usually because you were single and needed to support yourself, or because you were stupid. See if you weren’t single,…

Joan Blondell

August 30, 1906 ~ December 25, 1979  Joan Blondell  ~ Lawyer Man, Three on a Match, Footlight Parade, Night Nurse In the Gable-Garson film, Adventure, Joan Blondell gets the never- envied third billing, but the ever envied proposal from Clark. Yep, he liked the blondes. Apparently confessing to Joan that she reminded him of late…

Leading Ladies: Rosalind Russell

June 4, 1907  ~ November 28, 1976     Rosalind Russell Rosalind Russell is known for many roles. For her slapstick humor. For her witty banter. We like her in Howard Hawks 1940 remake of The Front Page,  His Girl Friday, playing the able-to-run-with-the-men reporter Hildy Johnson.  We like her in My Sister Eileen as the passed over…