I do. There’s a question of degree, certainly, and while the term Dragon Lady implies an implacable force, the bitch epithet contains a big splash of disrespect and venom. One… Read more Tell me, don’t you think there’s a difference between calling someone a Dragon Lady or a bitch? →
Readers inquired about the scaled down ceremony, I thought I’d supply the visual, and yes – these statuettes were plaster: From left to right, Van Heflin, Greer Garson, James Cagney,… Read more When Oscar went from gold to plaster – 1943 →
“I found that the best way to handle filmmakers was to hang medals all over them. If I got them cups and awards they’d kill themselves to produce what I wanted. That’s why the Academy Award was created.” Louis B. Mayer
This week a series of posts about the Academy Awards, but I thought we’d start at the inception, the organizing banquet at the Biltmore on May 11th, 1927.
Look, babies. Nothing to be frightened of. This is how we grow old gracefully. I give you Gladys Cooper. From bombshell of the teens to Henry Higgins’s mother in “My… Read more Kim Novak, Liza Minnelli, and June Squibb at the Oscars: How Hollywood treats aging actresses. →
Brace yourselves: Each year, the Indomitable Jan Evans makes her picks, and each year she’s WAY more right than wrong. Today I hand over the site to Jan, so jot… Read more Academy Awards! No matter how badly it hurts, we’re going for some Oscar picks… →
Vivien Leigh arrives in Los Angeles via Paris in 1953:
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… Read more THE 26th ACADEMY AWARDS – AUDREY WINS BEST ACTRESS – 1954 →