Tag: Academy Awards

November 17, 2013 /
October 8, 2013 /

Two kids at the Academy Awards: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. judges the net – mixed doubles. “Big Bill” Tilden (standing far left), the first American Wimbledon champion, taught tennis to movie stars after he retired from competition. This photo was taken by Len Weissman and is dated 1940: Studio Portrait: Singing…

June 22, 2013 /

In the den she opened the liquor cabinet and looked at an assortment of bottles she could have sworn had been at the same levels since 1987. She sat on the couch where she had read while her father watched the Academy Awards. There was an ashtray on the side…

June 12, 2013 /

The second time the awards were televised Audrey Hepburn won Best Actress for her performance in “Roman Holiday” – Donald O’Connor is at the podium in Los Angeles, and Audrey is presented with the award by Jean Hersholt in New York – where she was working on “Sabrina” (location work was…

February 24, 2013 /

I’ve gone fishin’ and today we have a guest blogger, and a wonderful, unvarnished, opinion piece from a dear friend who kindly allowed me to publish it. Hope you have a blast tonight! And, three cheers for Jan! By the way, this is our beloved Meryl Streep backstage after her…

February 17, 2013 /

See, four Oscars – I forgot to mention Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett won best screenplay as well. It’s been a harbinger of things to come for a long time… Billy Wilder wins Best Director for “The Lost Weekend” at the Golden Globes.

February 16, 2013 /

…They arrived at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at around eleven. The lobby was straight out of the fifties, walls and floor of stone, star burst chandeliers, and the ballroom, while it still maintained a sinuous two-tiered design like that of a cruise ship, was carpeted with some dreadful dark jewel…