Tag Archive | movie

Featured Movie-related Item: Random Harvest (1942)

The next film that we are featuring in this series is Random Harvest.  This MGM movie starred Ronald Colman and Greer Garson and was released in the U.S. on December 17, 1942.  It was nominated for seven Oscar awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, but lost out to another film, Mrs. Miniver (Garson won […]

Featured Movie-related item: Great Expectations (1946), on the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens

We’re celebrating the life and work of Charles Dickens on the 150th anniversary of his death. And as part of our series on movie-related items in the Prange Collection, we’re sharing with you, Great Expectations [大いなる遺産] (Prange Call No. PN-0220), a book dedicated to a film adaptation of his great work. The movie was released […]

Featured Movie-related item: Gaslight (1944)

The 92nd Academy Awards are just around the corner! They’ll be televised on Sunday, February 9! This is our second installment of the year on Oscar-winning movies. Seventy-five years ago, Gaslight (Japanese translation – ガス燈), starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer, was nominated for ten awards and walked away with two wins: Best Art Direction […]

Featured Movie-related Item: Going My Way (1944)

In the lead-up to the 2020 Oscars (to be televised on February 9), we’ll be featuring two award-winning films. The first is “Going My Way” (1944), starring Bing Crosby as a young priest, Father Charles O’Malley, newly assigned to the parish of St. Dominic’s Church in New York City. Father Fitzgibbon, the long-time pastor of […]

On this day in 1936… (June 30) – Gone with the Wind was Published

On June 30, 1936, Margaret Mitchell published the novel, Gone with the Wind (Japanese title – Kaze to tomo ni sarinu/風と共に去りぬ).  It was an immediate bestseller, and a movie by the same name was released in December 1939.  The Prange Collection holds several magazine articles about the novel and the movie.  Below are two examples. […]

Featured Movie-related item: And the Oscar goes to… Hamlet (1948)!

It’s that time of year! Tonight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hand out the Oscars!  This year, movies like Roma, Vice, and A Star Is Born have garnered multiple nominations.  At the 21st Academy Awards on March 24, 1949, Hamlet (1948) received seven nominations and won four Oscars, including the award […]

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 […]