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Highlights from 90 Years of Oscars

The first Academy Awards were handed out back in 1929. The “show” looked decidedly different then – it was in fact a dinner, the ceremony itself took 15 minutes and the awards had already been announced three weeks earlier. There were also far fewer categories. The first winner was Wings (1927), a film that is chiefly … Continue reading Highlights from 90 Years of Oscars

The Best of Tony Curtis

In the clip above, an interview with Michael Parkinson that Tony Curtis did in 1978, the Hollywood star talks about how he adapted to Tinseltown when he first got there. Anyone who’s read “American Prince”, Curtis’s autobiography from 2008 (published two years before his death), knows what he’s talking about. Curtis spends a lot of … Continue reading The Best of Tony Curtis

In the Heat of the Night: Virgil and the Rednecks

THEY’RE GOING TO PIN SOMETHING ON THAT SMART COP FROM PHILADELPHIA…. MAYBE A MEDAL… MAYBE A MURDER! The 1960s are easily dismissed when we’re talking about which movies were recognized at the Oscars. In many cases, those that weren’t have become the true classics, a sign of how Hollywood was changing and the Oscars simply … Continue reading In the Heat of the Night: Virgil and the Rednecks