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Dietrich, Hayworth Among Academy's Honorary Award Non-Winners

4 September 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Honorary Oscar Non-Winners: Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich among dozens of women who never took home Academy’s Honorary Award (photo: Honorary Oscar non-winner Gloria Swanson in ‘Sunset Blvd.’) (See previous post: "Honorary Oscars: Doris Day, Danielle Darrieux Snubbed.") This post basically consists of a long, long list. Some of the names found below were huge in their day, but are now all but forgotten. Yet, just because most people (and the media) suffer from long-term — and even medium-term — memory loss while eagerly opting to ignore the relevance of the past, that doesn’t make the women listed below any less deserving of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Honorary Award. So, as for the distinguished female film professionals in Hollywood and elsewhere who have passed away without receiving an Honorary Oscar for their body of work — most of whom without having ever won a competitive Academy Award — were actresses Gloria Swanson, »

- Andre Soares

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Blue Boy the Hog at The Hi-Pointe Saturday Morning – State Fair

8 July 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Biggest boar in the world, I bet!”

The Missouri State Fair has been in Sedalia since 1901. I’ve lived in Missouri all of my life, but have never attended even though I grew up with a pet hog named Blue Boy! I made that last part up but, I did once judge a pickle-canning contest. Okay, I made that up too, but Iowa seems to have the most all-American State Fair and you can attend it vicariously this Saturday morning when the 1945 classic musical State Fair screens at St. Louis’ Hi-Pointe Theater as part of their Classic Film Series.

State Fair is the story of an average all-American family on the way to their state fair, with games and rides, cotton candy and candied apples, contests for baking, livestock, etc., and a lot of fun and angst too. The music by Rodgers and Hammerstein is just great, including the Oscar-winning song, »

- Tom Stockman

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Oscar-Nominated Actress Featured in One of Universal's Biggest Blockbusters Dead at 99

1 January 2014 4:43 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar-nominated ‘Imitation of Life’ actress Juanita Moore has died Juanita Moore, Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee for the 1959 blockbuster Imitation of Life, died on New Year’s Day 2014 at her home in Los Angeles. According to various online sources, Juanita Moore (born on October 19, 1922) was 91; her step-grandson, actor Kirk Kahn, said she was 99. (Photo: Juanita Moore in the late ’50s. See also: Juanita Moore and Susan Kohner photos at the 50th anniversary screening of Imitation of Life at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.) Juanita Moore movies The Los Angeles-born Juanita Moore began her show business career as a chorus girl at New York City’s Cotton Club. According to the IMDb, Moore was an extra/bit player in a trio of films of the ’40s, including Vincente Minnelli’s all-black musical Cabin in the Sky (1942) and Elia Kazan’s socially conscious melodrama Pinky (1949), in which Jeanne Crain plays a (very, »

- Andre Soares

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