It’s largely same old, same old for TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar throughout February 2013. But here are three lists pointing to a total of 18 titles I either recommend or am curious about for myself.
The Farmer’s Daughter (1947) Starring Loretta Young and Joseph Cotten
A look at romance set in the world of politics in RKO’s The Farmer’s Daughter (1947) featuring Loretta Young in her Oscar winning performance. Also starring Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore and Charles Bickford, directed by H.C. Potter.
Nicholas Volpe and the 1962 Volpe Collection of Academy Awards Portraits
A brief biography of the portrait artist Nicholas Volpe (1911-1992), who was commissioned to illustrate the Academy Award Winners for Best Actor and Actress each year. Those portraits were collected and mass produced for resale in 1962 and are collectible today.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1935) starring Paul Muni with Josephine Hutchinson
No, it’s not about Pasteurization! Paul Muni turns in another grand performance as Louis Pasteur in the 1935 Warner Bros biopic. William Dieterle directs.
Remembering Anita Page Despite Oscar Forgetting Her
Looking back on the Academy Awards snubbing of Anita Page as it remembered the stars who passed away since the last show. Illustrated with movie cards and collectibles.
Happy 99th Birthday Luise Rainer
Celebrating the career of two time Oscar winner Luise Rainer through the eyes of TCM’s 2009 tribute to her on her 99th birthday. Movie cards illustrate.
The First Academy Awards by Tammy Stone
Tammy Stone covers the first crop of Academy Awards winners from 1929 and illustrates some differences between that first show and the Oscars to follow.