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Kristin Hunt

  1. oscars 2019
    A Surprise 1936 Oscar Win Banned Write-in Campaigns ForeverFor a short stretch, the Academy Awards allowed voters to write in their own choices. It didn’t go well.
  2. oscars 2019
    How the Oscars Went Austere for World War IIAfter nearly canceling the 1942 ceremony, the Oscars took a less-than-glamorous approach throughout the war — including issuing plaster trophies.
  3. oscars 2019
    The Long History of A Star Is Born Striking Out at the OscarsIf Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born comes up short on Sunday night it won’t be the first one.
  4. oscars 2019
    What the 1948 Best Picture Race Has in Common With This Year’s CompetitionThis year’s Best Picture race isn’t the first time films with conflicting takes on a controversial issue were pitted against each other.
  5. classic hollywood
    8 of the Craziest Old-Hollywood Publicity StuntsIncluding shaving women’s heads in busy movie theaters and hiring lewd skywriters.
  6. old hollywood
    Where Were All the Pregnant Women in Classic Movies?In Old Hollywood movies, thanks to a conservative, male-generated Production Code, having a baby was an exercise in innuendo.
  7. old hollywood
    What Was the First Modern Nude Scene?For a very long time in Hollywood, it was impossible to show nudity onscreen. But by the early 1960s, a few stars were willing to test the nude taboo.