Tag Archive | movie

Featured Movie-related Item: Christmas Holiday (1944)

For this post in our continuing series on movie publications in the Prange Collection, we are featuring Christmas Holiday, starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly. The film was released by Universal Pictures in June 1944 in the United States.  An excerpt from the screenplay in English and Japanese was published by Kokusai Shuppansha/國際出版社 in 1947 […]

Featured Movie-related Item: And Now Tomorrow

Here is another post in our movie series featuring items from our movie publications. On November 22, 1944, Paramount Pictures released the movie “And Now Tomorrow.” It was based on the book by Rachel Field and starred Alan Ladd and Loretta Young (Three years later, Young would go on to star in “The Farmer’s Daughter,” […]

The Oscars in 1948

It’s Oscar night!  Here’s a little film trivia — Do you know which film won for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Oscars in 1948? Seventy years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the 20th Academy Awards.  That year, “The Farmer’s Daughter” (1947)  was nominated in several categories.  Loretta […]

Ozu Yasujiro’s ”The Record of a Tenement Gentleman”

[A guest post written by Lani Alden, former Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] There are countless books on a variety of media topics housed in the Gordon W. Prange Collection. These range from celebrity gossip magazines to film periodicals.  These are interesting places to explore the works of both famous and not-so-famous Japanese directors […]