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|Named Person:||Greer Garson; Lowell Mellett; Bob Hope; Margaret Tallichet; William Wyler; Frank Capra; William Goetz; Louis B Mayer; Gary Cooper; Van Heflin; James Cagney; Joan Fontaine; Teresa Wright|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Roy Kluver; Carl Bjerre
|Notes:||Portions of this footage were used in: News of the day. Vol. 14, no. 252--excerpt. Film world picks champions!
Title based on Hearst index card description.
Photographed by Roy Kluver and Carl Bjerre, according to the Hearst index card.
Date from Hearst index card.
Summary based on Hearst index card description, and on viewing.
Rights held by UCLA Film and Television Archive.
|Contents:||Shot description: The banquet room. A service banner unfurls, showing the "number of men in service" (27,677). Lowell Mellett, chief of the Bureau of Motion Pictures, Office of War Information, speaks of the U.S. government's duty to keep the people informed without telling them what to think. The war is to save and perpetuate democracy, not destroy it; therefore the government is not going to enter the motion picture business. Master of Ceremonies Bob Hope makes jokes. Mrs. William Wyler, on behalf of her husband, accepts the award for Best Direction (Mrs. Miniver) from Lt. Col. Frank Capra. Louis B. Mayer accepts the award for outstanding production (for Mrs. Miniver) from William Goetz. Lt. Van Heflin accepts the Best Supporting Actor award (for Johnny Eager) from Gary Cooper. James Cagney accepts the Best Actor award (for Yankee Doodle Dandy) from Cooper. Teresa Wright accepts the Best Supporting Actress award (for Mrs. Miniver) from Joan Fontaine. Greer Garson accepts the Best Actress award for Mrs. Miniver. Garson poses with Cagney; they embrace and kiss; they pose with Heflin and Wright; Garson poses with statuette; Heflin, Garson, Wright, and Cagney pose together (these last 4 shots MOS).|
|Other Titles:||Film world picks champions! Top award to Greer Garson! Los Angeles, California!. Hearst production footage, HCOc1794r2, X49896, HNRv14n252
News of the day.
- Garson, Greer, -- 1904-1996.
- Mellett, Lowell, -- 1884-1960.
- Hope, Bob, -- 1903-2003.
- Tallichet, Margaret.
- Wyler, William, -- 1902-1981.
- Capra, Frank, -- 1897-1991.
- Goetz, William, -- 1903-1969.
- Mayer, Louis B. -- (Louis Burt), -- 1885-1957.
- Cooper, Gary, -- 1901-1961.
- Heflin, Van, -- 1910-1971.
- Cagney, James, -- 1899-1986.
- Fontaine, Joan.
- Wright, Teresa, -- 1918-2005.
- Mrs. Miniver.
- Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
- Motion pictures in propaganda.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
- United States -- Armed Forces -- Celebrities.