March 2022 Newsletter – Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Recipients

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has special awards that it presents, in addition to the Oscars that we are all familiar with for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Costume Design, and so forth. One of those special awards is the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award which is given to an “individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian … Read More

January 2022 Newsletter – Movies Featuring Food

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The recent documentary Julia, about chef/author/television personality Julia Child, caused us to think about movies where food features prominently in the name or in the movie itself. There are quite a few.

December 2021 Newsletter – Christmas Movies

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Our December 2019 newsletter featured actresses from two Christmas movie classics: Donna Reed who starred in It’s a Wonderful Life and Natalie Wood who co-starred at age eight in Miracle on 34th Street. This December, we are also featuring Christmas movies. We include women behind the camera as well as those in front of the camera who are profiled in … Read More

Hollywood: Her Story featured on Mommies Reviews

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I was blessed to learn about a new book this morning Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies which is perfect for Charlie to read in our Drama Class.

October 2021 Newsletter – Biopics

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In 2012, biopics – movies that dramatize the stories of real people – were released for Aretha Franklin (Respect) and Billie Holiday (The United States vs. Billie Holiday).