“Casablanca” was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three, including the Oscar for Best Picture. In 1989, “Casablanca” was among the first twenty-five films named to the National Film Registry.
The Day the Earth Stood Still won the 1951 Golden Globe Award for “Best Picture Promoting International Understanding”. It was also nominated that year for a Golden Globe Award for “Best Original Score”.
Oscar Levant was a popular and gifted concert pianist, composer, songwriter, stage & film actor, comedian, radio personality, television host, and bestselling author.
From the earliest days of the cinema, virtually all commercial 35mm films were made using Eastman Kodak’s “nitrate film stock”.
By 1935, 85% of American motion picture theaters were programming double features, including the big budget “A” movie and shorter “B” movie.
A term coined by French film critics, the “classic period” of Film Noir was an extremely important one in American film history.
“Rebecca” was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and won two including the Oscar for “Outstanding Production” (Best Picture). This would be the only movie for which Hitchcock would win an Academy Award for “Best Picture”.
Anna May Wong appeared in films in Hollywood, England, and Germany, becoming the first international Chinese-American film star. Although her career faded during the 1940s, she continued to work on stage, television, radio, and in an occasional movie until 1960.
Charles Aubrey Smith (1863-1948), a popular British stage actor, appeared in his first movie in 1915.
The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio–Visual Conservation was formerly known as the NAVCC – The National Audio–Visual Conservation Center.