In Old Arizona- The innovative movie that nearly didn’t get made due to a Jackrabbit.

In Old Arizona is a 1928 American Western film directed by Irving Cummings and Raoul Walsh, nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film, which was based on the character of the Cisco Kid in the story “The Caballero’s Way” by O. Henry, was a major innovation in Hollywood. It was the first major Western to use the new technology of sound and the first talkie toContinue reading “In Old Arizona- The innovative movie that nearly didn’t get made due to a Jackrabbit.”

Patton

At his 131st birthday it is a good time at the controversial historical figure who has meant so much to so many.   One of the most complicated military men of all time, General George Smith Patton, Jr. was born November 11, 1885 in San Gabriel, California.He believed in reincarnation, and believed himself to haveContinue reading “Patton”

Emil Jannings-Oscar Winner and Nazi propagandist.

This is a slightly different story from the WWII era but nevertheless still an intriguing one. WWII wasn’t only death and destruction ‘normal’ life went on too. People would still go to the Cinema and watch movies. However in Germany these movies were often used as propaganda tools to divert the attention of what wasContinue reading “Emil Jannings-Oscar Winner and Nazi propagandist.”