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The Broadway Melody of 1929

This is evidence, I think, of my assertion that the early Best Picture awards were for expensive productions that made a lot of money at the box office, not awards for artistic merit. These were awards for producers (they still technically are), and producers were concerned with keeping down costs and maximizing ticket sales, and… Continue reading The Broadway Melody of 1929