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On this date in May: Birthdays for John Wayne, James Stewart, Valentino, Hepburns

On this date in Hollywood history -- May edition: Clint Eastwood, Rudolph Valentino, Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn celebrate birthdays, "The Postman Always Rings Twice" with Lana Turner releases, James Bond premieres in the United States and more! ... Discover what happened on days throughout May in Hollywood history, from historic film premieres and industry milestones to anniversaries of birthdays/deaths of beloved Old Hollywood figures, and more.  (And explore previous months) This story will be updated throughout the month May 31 Make his (birth)day … Clint Eastwood celebrates his 93rd birthday May 31! “Go ahead, make my day” is one of the most famous movie quotes of all time (coming in at No. 6 on AFI’s 100 best movie quotes list) and is from Eastwood’s 1983 movie “Sudden Impact,” the fourth in the “Dirty Harry” series. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ReelOldMovies.com (@reeloldmovies) May 26 The icon

Best, first, most: Oscar trivia from the Golden Age of Hollywood

The 2023 Academy Awards are Sunday, March 12, but the first decades of Oscar honors were fertile ground for history-making movies.  Take a look at a few of the best, some of the firsts and a couple of the mosts when it comes to the Academy Awards' golden statuette and the Golden Age of Hollywood.  The first best picture nominees The first Academy Awards took place in 1929, honoring movies made from mid-1927 to 1928.  It was also the only year that two categories for "best" picture were included: One was for "Unique and Artistic Picture" and the other for "Outstanding Picture." The Artistic Picture category was dropped the following year, and the Outstanding Picture would evolve into the Best Picture category today. The movies nominated in each of the categories included: Outstanding Picture: "Wings" ** Won "The Racket" "7th Heaven" Unique and Artistic Picture: "Sunrise"  ** Won ( Watch for free ) "Chang&quo

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’: Why the 1946 classic movie continues to inspire

Now Available!“It’s a Wonderful Life” is part of many families’ holiday traditions, but the 1946 Frank Capra movie starring James Stewart offers inspiration all year long. Order a paperback or download the ebook to “It’s a Wonderful Life: Quotes & Inspiration” – a collection of the best quotes, excerpts, scenes from the movie, posters and other material in a small volume, perfect for holiday gift-giving.