The somber 1944 Oscars

Tuesday March 8, 1944

Golly, in all the excitement of looking at my father’s album I completely forgot about this year’s Oscars! The Oscars were held at Grauman’s Chinese Theater – the first time the public could attend. Free passes were given to men and women in uniform. Well, at six months, I don’t get to the movies anyway. But here’s news my parents are talking about: the big winner was “Casablanca” with Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. Other winners were “The Song of Bernadette” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” There were some lighthearted winners. “The Yankee Doodle Mouse” with Tom and Jerry won in Animation Short Film Category. There was a remake of “Phantom of the Opera” with Nelson Eddy but my parents prefer the 1925 Lon Chaney silent film. “His nose,” my father growls at me. “He has no nose!” I’ll have to see that someday

 

 

 

 

 

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