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‘WINGS’ (1927) – Hollywood’s first (and only) ‘Best Production’.

March 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

In 2012 a restored print of the very first Oscar-winning feature Wings was released on DVD. It is quite a beautiful print, (although overlong at 144 minutes), and well worth taking two and a half hours out of one’s life to watch it. It is, of course, a silent picture, shot just before The Jazz Singer turned the industry on its head by having actors speak for the first time. Wings was the only [...]

WAMPAS Baby Stars PT2 – 1923

November 12, 2016 // 2 Comments

  The 13 youngsters deemed to be ‘up and coming’ for 1923 were: BOARDMAN, Eleanor (1898 – 1991). Eleanor always wanted to be an actress. She left her native Philadelphia and headed for the bright lights of New York City, but success did not come there, so she signed up with the Selwyn Organization as a chorus girl on Broadway. A casting director for Goldwyn Pictures saw her while he [...]