Monthly Archives: February 2016

76th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind’s Oscar Wins

On February 29, 1940, Hollywood was abuzz and aglitter with Oscar fever. As was the custom, the names of the Oscar winners were revealed in advance to the press, with newspapers making a solemn promise not to break the news … Continue reading

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Selznick’s Best Picture Oscar is Missing!

In 1999, producer David O. Selznick’s 1939 Best Picture Oscar for Gone With the Wind sold at auction for more than $1.54 million to singer Michael Jackson. The presale estimate had ranged from $200,000 to $300,000. The winning bid by … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of Bogart’s Classic Film

For the 75th anniversary of The Maltese Falcon, Turner Classic Movies (www.tcm.com) and Fathom Events (www.fathomevents.com) hosted a theatrical re-release of the 1941 detective thriller. I couldn’t wait for this film-noir classic, featuring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, Mary Astor as … Continue reading

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