Performance Art

Academy Awards 1935

Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1935 American film directed by Frank Lloyd. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1936, and was nominated seven times for Best Director, Best Montage, Best Music, Best Screenplay, and three times for Best Actor (Laughton, Gable, Tone).

Bette Davis, born Ruth Elizabeth Davis on April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, and died on October 6, 1989, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, was an American actress known for her strong personality and artistry expressed in a six-decade career of more than 100 films.
Bette Davis, founder of the Hollywood Canteen and one of the most beloved film actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age, is known as a symbol of female tenacity for her relentless, temperamental and hysterical roles, as well as for her turbulent private life, punctuated by stormy marriages and conflicts in the media with some of the film industry’s leading figures.
Alternately called the “Queen of Hollywood,” the “Queen of Warner Studios” and the “First Lady of the American Silver Screen,” Bette Davis held the record for the most Oscar nominations for Best Actress (ten), before being dethroned by Katharine Hepburn (12 times) and Meryl Streep (16 times).
She won two Oscars: in 1935 for Alfred E. Green’s The Intruder and in 1938 for William Wyler’s The Submissive, but despite frequent nominations, she never managed to win a third, either for what is considered the most accomplished and talented role of her career in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Eve, or for her last great performance in Robert Aldrich’s What Happened to Baby Jane?
In 1999, Bette Davis was named the second-best legendary actress in American film by the American Film Institute

Victor Andrew Everleigh McLaglen (Tunbridge Wells, December 10, 1886 – Newport Beach, November 7, 1959) was a boxer and actor.
McLaglen was born in Tunbridge Wells (Kent; England). His father was a bishop, and decided to move with his family to South Africa while McLaglen was still a child. At 14, McLaglen left home to join the army, wanting to fight in the Second Boer War. It was only later found out how old McLaglen was, and therefore had to leave the army.
Four years later, he moved to Canada, where he became a boxer. He was very successful and won a lot. One of his most successful fights was against champion Jack Johnson. He won this match convincingly. To earn some extra money, he occasionally worked at a circus. In 1913 he returned to England. He later said he fought in World War I there.
After the war, McLaglen took up acting. He collaborated in several British silent films. In the 1920s, McLaglen moved to Hollywood. He became a popular actor there. The highlight of his career was winning an Oscar for best actor for his role in the 1935 film The Informer. This film was based on the story of Liam O’Flaherty. Just before the end of his film career, he was again nominated for an Oscar, this time for Best Male Supporting Actor in the 1952 film The Quiet Man. McLaglen often starred in films by director John Ford.
Near the end of his career, McLaglen played some guest roles in such television series as Have Gun, Will Travel and Rawhide.
In 1959, he died of a heart attack. Around that time, he would also have been officially naturalized as an American.
His son Andrew McLaglen was a director.

John Ford (Cape Elizabeth, Maine, February 1, 1894-Palm Desert, California, August 31, 1973) -baptized as John Martin Feeney and who began his film career under the name Jack Ford- was an American actor, director and film producer, four-time Academy Award winner.
With a professional career spanning more than 50 years, in which he participated in nearly every facet of film art before turning to directing, Ford directed more than 140 films, many of them silent films, and is widely considered one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles considered him one of the greatest film directors of all time.
He was also a sailor and military man. He participated in World War II as an officer in the film services of the U.S. Navy and was wounded in combat during the Battle of Midway. After the end of the war he remained a reservist, collaborated in the making of documentaries during the Korean War and the Vietnam War and reached the rank of rear admiral.
Recognized by his peers, his work remains known to the general public for his westerns, a genre that represents only a part of his filmography. Four times winner of the Oscar for best director (a record that still stands), for The Snitch (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941) and The Quiet Man (1952), Ford is above all the filmmaker of the America of the simple people, of the pioneers, the farmers, the emigrants, the workers, the obscure soldiers, the natives, the tender, dignified and generous characters animated by a strong sense of justice. In addition, Ford is considered the filmmaker of the great American spaces with their grandiose and wild landscapes. Ford’s films are also strongly influenced by his Catholic faith.