"Technically, they are voted, but actually they are not decided by the use of whatever artistic and critical wisdom Hollywood may happen to possess. They are ballyhooed, pushed, yelled, screamed, and in every way propagandized into the consciousness of the voters so incessantly, in the weeks before the final balloting, that everything except the golden aura of the box office is forgotten."

Raymond Chandler writing about the Oscars in 1948. [Oscar Night in Hollywood - The Atlantic]

I was happy with about 2/3 of the awardwinners last night, but even in 2014, this is pretty much still the case.

warnerarchive:

Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)

Available in The Maisie Collection, Vol. 2

The couple of Maisie movies I’ve seen are cute.

(Source: haroldlloyds)

barbarastanwyck:

In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Been a couple years since I watched this one.

I get to see Ms. Garland on the big screen tonight in Meet Me in St. Louis, though!

Eve Arden and Eleanor Parker in One for the Book, aka The Voice of the Turtle.
Man, I wish this one was on DVD.  I only have a VHS tape I recorded off TCM.

Eve Arden and Eleanor Parker in One for the Book, aka The Voice of the Turtle.

Man, I wish this one was on DVD.  I only have a VHS tape I recorded off TCM.

wednesdaydreams:

Her youth and beauy, her poise and charm of manner captivated them all. She had warmth, vitality, she had authentic magnetism. Wherever she went she stood out, Men admired her, women envied her.

Laura (1944), Otto Preminger

(via filmnoirandfemmefatales)

usnatarchives:

Author Cate Lineberry tells the story of twenty-six Army nurses and medics who crashed in Nazi-occupied Albania in November 1942, and their months-long struggle for survival behind enemy lines.
Join us on Friday, November 8, at noon. Enter through the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue. (Or watch live on our Ustream channel.)
A signing of Lineberry’s book The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines will follow the program. 
Image: "Nurses are needed now. Army Nurse Corps.", 1941 - 1945 National Archives Identifier: 513647

usnatarchives:

Author Cate Lineberry tells the story of twenty-six Army nurses and medics who crashed in Nazi-occupied Albania in November 1942, and their months-long struggle for survival behind enemy lines.

Join us on Friday, November 8, at noon. Enter through the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue. (Or watch live on our Ustream channel.)

A signing of Lineberry’s book The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines will follow the program.

Image: "Nurses are needed now. Army Nurse Corps.", 1941 - 1945 National Archives Identifier: 513647