Performance Art

Academy Awards 1934

It Happened One Night is a 1934 screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra. The screenplay by Robert Riskin is based on the short story Night Bus (1933) by Samuel Hopkins Adams.

Claudette Colbert, born Lily Claudette Chauchoin (Saint-Mand̩ (France), September 13, 1903 РSpeightstown (Barbados), July 30, 1996) was an American actress.
She was born in Saint-Mandé (France) and moved to the United States around 1906. She acted as early as high school and ended up on Broadway in 1923. In 1927, she starred in her first film.
She was married twice.
In 1934, she won an Oscar for her role in the comedy It Happened One Night. Between 1935 and 1954, she participated and performed in the radio shows Lux Radio Theater and The Screen Guild Theater. In 1958, she returned to Broadway.
Claudette Colbert died of a stroke in 1996.

William Clark Gable, better known as Clark Gable (Cadiz (Ohio), February 1, 1901 – Los Angeles (California), November 16, 1960) was an American actor. He is known as one of the greatest stars in Hollywood history and as the most successful American actor before World War II. As such, his nickname is The King of Hollywood. His most famous role was that of Rhett Butler in 1939’s Gone with the Wind.
Gable was nominated three times for an Oscar: in 1934 as a charming womanizer in the romantic comedy It Happened One Night, in 1935 for his role as a mutineer in Mutiny on the Bounty, and in 1940 for his role as a cynical smuggler in Gone with the Wind. Only for It Happened One Night did he actually receive the Oscar.
Clark Gable married five times. His third wife was the famous actress Carole Lombard, whom he had met at a party in Hollywood. Lombard, with whom Gable had a very happy marriage, was killed in a plane crash in 1942. After his own death in 1960, Gable was buried next to her.

Francesco Rosario (Frank) Capra (Bisacquino, May 18, 1897 – La Quinta, September 3, 1991) was an American film director, widely regarded as one of the most important directors of the 1930s and 1940s. He is considered the founder of two successful film genres: the romantic comedy and the feel-good film.
His films are characterized by a very positive, sometimes childishly naive view of the world and a fondness for the petty bourgeois world of ordinary people. The big world in which everything revolves around power and money is often criticized in a satirical way. In addition, his films can also be recognized by a clear fondness for the United States. As a filmmaker, Capra did not shy away from incorporating a heavy dose of nationalism and patriotism into his films.
Although Capra made more than 30 films, his name lives on primarily through four films that are considered classics today: It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and It’s a Wonderful Life (1947).