Hollywood's Greatest Year

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Robert Osborne, author of 80 Years of the Oscar and on-air host of Turner Classic Movies, provides insight into what made 1939 such an incredible year for film. He's hosting the Academy’s summer screening series "Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939." The 10-film event, which includes Monday night screenings and Saturday afternoon double features, kicks off Saturday, June 20th with "Gone with the Wind," at 12:30 pm

All screenings will be held at the Academy Theater located at Lighthouse International, at 111 East 59th Street.
Tickets $5 for the general public; $3 for Academy members and students
More information about the screening schedule and tickets here.


Robert Osborne

Comments [8]


LOPATE: 1939. I wasn't even born yet.
OSBORNE: Great year!

Oh, snap!

Jun. 18 2009 01:24 PM
Eric Morrison from midtown

Will Robert be hosting the whole series? Or just this week?

Jun. 18 2009 01:22 PM
Alvin from Manhattan

What about Beau Geste? That was one of the four films honored by the Postal Service in their 1989 (50th anniversary) stamp issue. (The others were GWTW, Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach.)
I was at last Monday's presentation of Gunga Din. The home movies and the lecturers were great! And it was good to see Vera Fairbanks in the audience again. (I saw her last at the Academy's presentation of The Thief of Baghdad.)
Also: You get great prints of the films.

Jun. 18 2009 01:11 PM
Barry from Elmira, NY

How about "The Women"?

Jun. 18 2009 01:08 PM
Lew Yedwab from Melville, NY

PLEASE ask Mr. Osborne to acknowledge, and possibly discuss, his role as Jane Hathaway's predecessor, Jeffrey Taylor, in the pilot episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies".

Jun. 18 2009 01:04 PM
David Hume from Staten Island, NY

"Love Affair", also. Leonard do a show on Leo McCarey.

Jun. 18 2009 12:25 PM
David Hume from Staten Island, NY


Ask Robert what his top 5 are, and are old movies better than new ones. What's his faves from say the 90's.

TCM is tops, great guest Leonard. Don't forget "Rules of the Game".


Jun. 18 2009 12:23 PM
fancy-socks from Manhattan

Gungadin! my dad was always talking about what a great year 1939 was!

Jun. 18 2009 11:39 AM

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