“Forgotten Hollywood”- Shane… A Fan Favorite!

Posted on September 27, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   A couple of years ago on my Saturday afternoon radio program on the Financial News and Talk Network, my guest, radio legend Art Laboe, admitted Shane was one of his favorite Golden Age Cinema motion pictures of all time. The Western boasts other additional influential supporters, including Warren Beatty and Woody Allen, who called Shane one of his favorite American films, and praised its poetry and elegant flow.


   Considered by Allen to be veteran producer-director George Stevens’s masterpiece, it marked the filmmaker’s first foray into color. Shot on location near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the movie’s rich Technicolor cinematography captures the panorama of the frontier during a crucial moment in sagebrush mythology, when civilization was encroaching on the seemingly endless wilderness.


   To honor this Paramount Pictures production’s 60th anniversary, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the iconic flick on Monday, October 7th at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. It’s part of the George Stevens Lecture Series. The theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Blvd., and you can currently pick up tickets for a modest $5 per cost ($3 if you are an Academy member) online or by mail. Here’s the link if you want to purchase passes to this wonderful event.



   Enjoy possibly the finest Western produced in the 1950s, which starred Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Jean Arthur, and the Oscar-nominated performances of Jack Palance and Brandon de Wilde. It was adapted from Jack Schaefer’s successful 1949 novel.

   Cue the opening theme…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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