Here comes Ms. Katharine Hepburn in the first of her still record four Academy Awards, the first being for Morning Glory and those blooming calla lilies:
She beat out the forgettable and hammy Diana Wynyard from the execrable Cavalcade:
And the delightful May Robson from the equally delightful Lady for a Dau:
The Academy unjustly ignored three other performances, all of which deserved nominations at the very least. First, the one John Ford film I had never heard of before writing these books, Pilgrimage, with the crankiness of Henrietta Crosman:
Next, the stunningly talented Barbara Stanwyck in her naughtiest pre-Code role as Baby Face:
Yes, that’s a very young John Wayne with her.
And finally, Greta Garbo in her most subversive role as Queen Christina:
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