“Lifeboat” – No, Not Alfred Hitchcock’s

“Sea-Watch is a group of volunteers who heard that people were drowning off the coast of Libya, and instead of just sitting around twiddling their thumbs, they purchased a retrofitted research vessel, motored down off the coast of Africa, and started pulling people out of the sea.”

More About the Academy Awards

Contenders for 1939’s Best Picture Oscar included “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Wuthering Heights,” “Stagecoach,” “Of Mice and Men.” And the winner was… “Gone With the Wind.” GWTW won eight awards out of thirteen nominations. Hattie McDaniel was named Best Supporting Actress, the first African-American to win an Oscar. (She was […]

Academy Awards Preview

To get in the mood for Hollywood’s annual bacchanal of self-congratulation, have a look at the opening of the 25th Academy Awards ceremony in 1953 – the first to be televised. Lots of jokes about that new curiosity taking up space in living rooms – television.   00