Video: 'Bing Crosby: "Sunday Monday or Always" 1943'
(Friday, July 2, 1943) — Bing Crosby recorded “Sunday, Monday or Always” today in Los Angeles for Decca Records. Made during a musician’s strike, Crosby recorded the song with the Ken Darby Singers vocal group background instead of an orchestra.
Video: '1942 Oscar Winners'
(Thursday, March 4, 1943) — Mrs. Miniver won six Oscars tonight at the 15th Academy Awards, including Outstanding Motion Picture, Best Director for William Wyler and Best Actress for Greer Garson, whose 5 1/2-minute acceptance speech became the butt of industry jokes.
James Cagney won Best Actor for Yankee Doodle Dandy. The ceremonies were held in the Cocoanut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles (click here to watch a newsreel from tonight’s ceremony).
Video: 'Tasmanian Devil - The Fast And Furious Life Of Errol Flynn' (statutory rape case at 25:44)
(Saturday, February 6, 1943) — A Los Angeles jury today acquitted actor Errol Flynn, 33, of three counts of statutory rape. He had be charged with having sex with two under-age girls, Betty Hansen and Peggy Satterlee, at the Bel Air home of Flynn’s friend Frederick McEvoy.
Video: 'Random Harvest' (trailer)
(Thursday, December 17, 1942) — Random Harvest, a film about an amnesiac World War I vet who falls in love with a music hall star, opened today at the Music Hall in New York City. Read more on ‘Random Harvest’ opens in New York City 70 years ago today (1942)…
Video: 'Casablanca' (trailer)
(Thursday, November 26, 1942, Thanksgiving Day) — Casablanca, a romantic drama film about an American saloon owner in North Africa who is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up, premiered today at the Hollywood Theater in New York City. Read more on World premiere of ‘Casablanca’ in New York City 70 years ago today (1942)…
Video: 'Road to Morocco' (trailer)
(Tuesday, November 10, 1942) — Road to Morocco, a comedy film about two fast-talking guys tossed up on a desert shore and sold into slavery to a beautiful princess, opened today in New York City.
Directed by David Butler, the film stars Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Anthony Quinn.
Video: 'The Palm Beach Story' (trailer)
(Monday, November 2, 1942) — The Palm Beach Story, a romantic screwball comedy film about a married woman who courts an eccentric millionaire to finance her husband’s career, premiered today in New York City.
Directed by Preston Sturges, the film stars Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor and Rudy Vallee.
Video: 'Now, Voyager' (trailer)
(Thursday, October 22, 1942) — Now, Voyager, a drama film about a repressed spinster who is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man, opened today in New York.
Directed by Irving Rapper, the film stars Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains and Gladys Cooper.
Video: 'The Talk of the Town' (clip)
(Thursday, August 20, 1942) — The Talk of the Town, a film about an escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor who vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher, opened today in the U.S.
Directed by George Stevens, the film stars Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman and Rex Ingram.