“Forgotten Hollywood”- National Film Registry 2023 Selections

Posted on December 13, 2023 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`It is that time of the year again! The 2023 selections of the Library of Congress National Film Registry have just been announced. This year’s selections are more modern and diverse, including Fame (1980),  Home Alone (1990),  The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Apollo 13 (1995) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). Unfortunately, our campaign to get Robert Youngson’s documentaries, Golden Age of Comedy and When Comedy was King, proved unsuccessful this year. The effort continues…

“`Let us look at the Golden Age of Hollywood selections:

~ DINNER AT EIGHT (1933) – Director George Cukor’s pre-Code film features a sumptuous cast assembled by MGM mogul Irving Thalberg, including Jean Harlow, Billie Burke, Lee Tracy, John Barrymore,  Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler and Lionel Barrymore.  Herman J. Mankiewicz and Frances Marion adapted the George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber play for the screen. This is a movie selection that I have proudly voted for through the public nominations process over the last five years!


~ LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955) – Walt Disney released it in wide screen CinemaScope to keep people going to theaters following the advent of television. One of the studio’s beloved animated works,  this unlikely love story is made memorable by endearing songs, excellent voice talents (which included Larry Roberts, Verna Felton, Peggy Lee and Stan Freberg) and iconic moments including a kiss involving spaghetti.

“`The Library of Congress National Film Registry annually inducts twenty-five movies that are considered culturally, historically or aesthetically significant. These films must be at least ten years old.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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