Sunday, October 31, 2010


Artist: Crazy
LP: Crazy's Super Album
Song: "Guadeloupe Chick"
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After rummaging through records at End of An Ear in Austin last weekend, I was taken to Torchy's Tacos on South 1st, where I consumed of the best tacos I've ever had: pumpkin-encrusted chicken with carrots, cilantro and some other delicious things thrown in. Now fortified enough to continue record-hunting, I was taken to Breakaway Records, where I found lots of good stuff, including this 1979 calypso record by Edwin Ayoung—aka. Crazy. His official website at doesn't seem to be working, but you can visit his MySpace page and listen to some of his new songs here, read his biography here, and get a copy of Crazy's terrific debut LP here or here. Any record that features the lyrics, "on TV she say when I dance, she feel I don't wear no underpants" is a winner, if you ask me.

[ Breakaway Records in Austin, TX ]

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Facundo Cabral

Artist: Facundo Cabral
LP: No Soy De Aqui
Song: "Faderico Colectivero"
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Song: "No Soy De Aqui"
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Argentine singer Facundo Cabral once said, "Every morning is good news, every child that is born is good news, every just man is good news, every singer is good news, because every singer is one less soldier." I'd like to add that every male Latin-American singer who uses string arrangements in his songs, who sounds kinda' like Bob Dylan and who is pictured holding a broom on one of his LP covers is also good news. You can read all about Facundo Cabral and find lots more of his thoughtful quotes on Wikipedia here. "No Soy De Aqui" is one of the two records I found at End of an Ear in Austin last Friday when my friend John-Mark took me on an afternoon record-hunting spree. (Of course, this was only after enjoying a greasy, hearty breakfast at Arkie's Grill—where they'd been filming a movie with Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey the night before!) I forgot to take a picture of End of an Ear while I was there, but I found a nice nighttime shot of the store on the web.

[ End of an Ear Records in Austin, TX ]

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pino Daniele

Artist: Pino Daniele
LP: Terra Mia
Song: "Ce Sta Chi Ce Penza"
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My plane landed in Austin in the late afternoon last Thursday, and my friend Wesley met me at the airport. We once worked together in Seattle, but now he's a Texas attorney with this sitting just outside his office window. One of the first places we went that afternoon (after stopping for a scrumptious meal at Your Mom's Burger Bar...

[ A typical burger at Your Mom's Burger Bar in Austin, TX ]

...we were both hungry; I had the Frida Kahlo burger, which I heartily recommend) was Waterloo Records on North Lamar Boulevard. I found several neat records there for a good price, including this 1977 debut LP from Italian singer/composer Pino Daniele. Born in Naples, Italy on March 19, 1955, Pino Daniele taught himself guitar at a young age and has enjoyed a long and successful career making music influenced by sounds not only from his native Italy, but from all around the world. His North American concert debut was a sold-out affair at The Apollo Theater in New York City on October 1, 2009. You can read more about Pino Daniele's life and music on Wikipedia here, and pictures from his "Terra Mia" LP and the "Ce Sta Chi Ce Penza" song lyrics are included below.

[ Waterloo Records in Austin, TX ]

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Artist: Heintje
LP: Best of All
Song: "Giddy Up My Pony"
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I just got back from Austin, Texas! It was my first time in the city, and I had lots of fun visiting friends, eating tacos, going to the Austin Film Festival...and of course I stumbled upon lots of neat records. I'll be posting some of those, but first I decided to try exorcising this nutty song about pony-riding, from Dutch child singer Heintje, since it's been stuck in my head for over a week. Born in Kerkrade in The Netherlands on August 12, 1955, Hendrik Nikolaas Theodoor Simons (aka. Heintje) became a superstar with his hit 1967 single "Mama" when he was just 12 years old. To counter the "goody-goody" mama's boy image he'd earned with his music career, Heintje threw his weight and considerable acting chops into films like "To Hell With School" and "Hurrah, the School Is Burning," which inspired waves of arson, vandalism and massive drop-outs at schools throughout West Germany. You can read more about Heintje here and go here to see a list of the young lad's film and TV appearances.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Big Irons

Artist: The Big Irons
LP: Sounds of the Big Irons
Song: "Steeplechase"
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No offense to Lulu Roman and her Hallelujah Wheels, but if I was blind and starving, I think I'd rather have one of The Big Irons boys bring me food and read me my mail. All photos on the album sleeve were taken at Ascot Park in Gardena, California.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lulu Roman

Artist: Lulu Roman
LP: One Day at a Time
Song: "Hallelujah Wheels"
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Here's something I picked up when I was in Fargo, North Dakota back in July of 2009. (You can probably tell I'm finally cleaning the records out of my living room.) I wondered what "Hallelujah Wheels" were before listening to this song—it turns out they're like "Meals On Wheels," but in addition to delivering food, they also sing to crying babies and read letters to the blind. And according to the sounds at the beginning and ending of the song, "Hallelujah Wheels" delivers their acts of kindness on a moped. I've loved Lulu Roman ever since I was a kid watching episodes of "Hee Haw" with my dad in the 1970s. Of course at the time I had no idea that Lulu had grown up in an orphanage, that she was beaten and made fun of because she was fat; that she had a ten-year drug addiction and would sometimes drop acid and dance in water-fountains; that she worked in one of Jack Ruby's strip clubs, and that she was a "mean mama" until turning to Christianity in 1973, when her newborn son nearly died after being born addicted to drugs. But now I know all of this, thanks to Alan Mercer's terrific interview with Lulu in September of 2009. You can read more about the fabulous and inspiring Lulu Roman on Wikipedia here and on her website here, and you'll find some neat old photos from the back of her "One Day at a Time" LP below.

 [ Lulu Roman in 2009 ]

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tina Turner

Artist: Tina Turner
LP: Tina  Turns the Country On
Song: "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)"
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This soulful 1974 country-themed record from Tina Turner is one of the neat things I picked up in San Francisco back in March when I was there for my friend's wedding. I especially like Tina's version of this song by John Rostill, which was a hit for Olivia Newton-John that same year. The song was also performed by Elvis Presley at most of his live shows during the last few years of his life, and it's one of the songs my dad and I sing together whenever we do karaoke. If you're not already familiar with Tina Turner—born in Nutbush, Tennessee in 1939; wife and then ex-wife of Ike Turner; Acid Queen; Private Dancer—then you can read all about her life and career here. If you'd like to watch a motion picture about Tina Turner's life, I recommend this one from 1993, starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Udo Lindenberg & Das Panik-Orchester

Artist: Udo Lindenberg & Das Panik-Orchester
LP: Sister King Kong
Song: "Udo On the Rocks"
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Udo Lindenberg and his sexy long legs were born in Gronau, Germany in May of 1946. He began drumming at an early age and hooked up with Germany's first folk-rock group, The City Preachers, in 1969. Udo went on to release a string of LPs throughout the 1970s and beyond; he also wrote and published a book in 1975. Now living at the Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg, Lindenberg remains active in music, though his voice has reportedly taken on a raw and gravelly quality—the result of excessive cigarettes and booze. Earlier this year, Udo Lindenberg designed two postage stamps for his native Deutschland, which I've included below along with photos from the inside and back of his 1976 "Sister King Kong" LP. Read more about Udo Lindenberg's life and career here and visit his official website here.

ps. Judging by the signature on his artwork for the stamps, my LP is a genuine autographed copy!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Richard Williams

Artist: Richard Williams
LP: Where Do I Go
Song: "Wouldn't You Really Rather Have Me?"
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It's official—records have taken over my apartment. In order to keep from appearing on national television in one of those shows where my friends show up with good intentions, a crew of cleaners and a big dump-truck in order to indiscriminately empty out my place, I've decided to take action on my own. Over the past week or so, I went through my entire soul-funk-R&B section and pulled out about 130 records to get rid of so I can make room for more interesting stuff. Another benefit of doing this sort of 'spring cleaning' is that I find lots of neat things that I'd forgotten about—like this (early '70s?) Richard Williams LP. If you'd like to get a copy for your collection, you can buy one here or here. The liner notes are included below, wherein Johnny Magnus of KMPC in Hollywood predicts that Richard Williams is on his way to the very top. Sadly, it seems he never got there, since I don't even find him listed on Wikipedia. Oh, and in case anyone's wondering, the DJ is not for sale.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jane Morgan

Artist: Jane Morgan
LP: The Second Time Around
Song: "The Angry Sea"
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I included Jane Morgan's version of "My Favorite Things" from this 1961 LP on my last cupcake mix, but "The Angry Sea" is actually my favorite track on the record. Born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1920, Jane's family moved to Florida when she was just four years old. She studied at Juilliard before going to Paris with bandleader Bernard Hilda in 1948 where she became a singing sensation at the Club Des Champs Elysees. Dressed in elegant gowns provided by France's top designers and performing regularly in both English and French, Jane's fame soon spread all over Europe. Ms. Morgan finally hit it big in the USA with "Fascination" in 1957, which was followed by a string of domestic hits through the 1950s and '60s. She even found success on the country-western charts with songs from her final LP, "Jane Morgan in Nashville," in 1971. More recently, Jane has worked with her husband as production assistant on films such as "Oceans Elenen" while dividing her time between homes in Malibu and Palm Springs, California and in Kennebunk, Maine. More info about the lovely and multi-talented Jane Morgan, who will be celebrating her 90th birthday this Christmas, can be found on Wikipedia here and in the liner notes below.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Overheard when: 8:33pm on Monday, October 11, 2010
Overheard where: Chipotle Mexican Grill at 4229 University Way NE in Seattle, WA [map]
Overheard who: one of the young women in a group of four college students (one guy, three gals—all in late teens or early 20s) who were dining in the booth next to mine. They were discussing various aspects of the Mormon religion that they found peculiar—ie. two-year missions, polygamy, and baptism for the dead.

Overheard what: "Oh, and another thing that's different from other religions is that Mormons believe that Jesus came to the United States."

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cupcake 2: Baby Shower w/ Sugared Almonds

Baby shower parties allow your family and friends to share the joy and excitement of welcoming a new life into the world. To frost these cupcakes, you could choose pink for a girl or blue for a boy.

Makes 24 cupcakes
1¾ cups butter, softened
2 cups superfine sugar
finely grated rind of 2 lemons
8 eggs, lightly beaten
generous 2¾ cups self-rising white flour

3 cups confectioners' sugar
red or blue food coloring (liquid or paste)
24 sugared almonds

* Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. Put 24 paper muffin cases in a muffin pan.

* Put the butter, sugar, and lemon rind in a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and, using a large metal spoon, fold into the mixture. Spoon the batter into the paper cases to half-fill them.

* Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until well risen, golden brown, and firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

* When the cakes are cold, make the topping. Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Add 6-8 teaspoons of hot water and stir until the mixture is smooth and thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Dip a skewer into the red or blue food coloring, then stir it into the frosting until it is evenly colored pink or pale blue.

* Spoon the frosting on top of each cupcake. Top each with a sugared almond and let set for about 30 minutes before serving.
side one:
01. Teddy Bears' Parade - The Pan-Harmonic Education Society
02. Study No. 1 - Andres Lewin-Richter

03. Cradle Song - Candy Anderson
04. Old MacDonald Had a Girl - Mel Henke & His Orchestra
05. My Favorite Things - Jane Morgan
06. Dardanella - Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals

07. Saggy Baggy Elephant - The Pan-Harmonic Education Society
08. Love Me Tonight - Pink Lady
09. Vocalise - Tzvi Avni
10. Wackadack - Otto Waalkes
11. Sleepy Baby - Doris Day  
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side two:
01. Goob Tooblies - Neon Hunk
02. Ten Gallon Hat - Gail Davis w/ Mitch Miller & His Orchestra

03. Banana Peels - Duane Eddy
04. Mommy, Come See - Kay Lande
05. Bowery Bum - Ilhan Mimaroglu
06. Sing Ho For the Life of a Bear - The Pan-Harmonic Education Society
07. The Jolly Coppersmith - The Nickelodeons at Paul Eakins' Gay Nineties Village
08. I Hate Liver - Philip Fox w/ The Jimmy Carroll Orchestra
09. Three Wheels On My Wagon - The New Christy Minstrels

10. Variations for Flute and Electric Sound - Walter Carlos
11. Song Sung Blue - Claude Denjean
12. Little Joe Worm, Son of Glow Worm - The Pan-Harmonic Education Society
13. Giddy Up My Pony - Heintje
14. I've Lost My Mummy - Rolf Harris
15. This Little Light of Mine - Marcy     
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Oscar Project: 1953

Every year when Oscar-time comes around, the voters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must consider what to do with all the terrific films that earned great reviews, but didn't make tons of money or capture the attention of the masses, though some of them are clearly among the best films of the year. Since few people have seen or even heard of these smaller, less-popular films, the Academy voters usually don't seem inclined to load them up with a bundle of Oscar nominations. Still, the voters will often throw these films a bone by allowing them to compete for one or two awards in the lesser categories—like Best Supporting Actress or Best Original Screenplay. Some recent examples of this include the brilliant 2005 political thriller SYRIANA, nominated only for Best Supporting Actor (George Clooney—he won) and Best Original Screenplay, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, an excellent Mike Leigh film that was nominated for just one Oscar—Best Original Screenplay of 2008—and last year's THE MESSENGER, up for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay.

It occurred to me that the Academy has probably been doing this sort of thing throughout its 83-year history, since most of the  Best Picture nominees over the years have been popular classics that have made lots of money and that many people are fairly familiar with, whereas categories like Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography are commonly peppered with forgotten titles like DR. EHRLICH'S MAGIC BULLET (Best Original Screenplay nominee—1940), THE CHALK GARDEN (nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Edith Evans—1964) and RIDE THE PINK HORSE (nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Thomas Gomez—1947). So I've decided to go through the Oscar lists year by year and watch all the films nominated for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay/Story, Cinematography and all the acting awards, along with Best Documentary Feature and Best Foreign Language Film. I'm hoping that I will discover some of the less-popular and now-largely-forgotten cinematic gems of the past. I decided to start with 1953.

I was fortunate that the winner for Best Picture of 1953, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, was being shown at The Grand Illusion Cinema here in Seattle at around this time. A romantic melodrama set in and around the U.S. military base at Pearl Harbor just prior to the Japanese attack there on December 7 of 1941, the film is one of my all-time favorites; I'd seen it twice before.This particular screening featured a brand new 35mm print, so it looked fantastic. Aside from Best Picture, the film was awarded Best Director (Fred Zinnemann), Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra), Best Supporting Actress (Donna Reed), Best Writing—Screenplay (Daniel Taradash), and Best Black-and-White Cinematography (Burnett Guffey). Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr were also nominated for acting in the film.

Other films from 1953 I was watching for the second or third time were ROMAN HOLIDAY (it's fun to imagine audiences seeing Audrey Hepburn on the screen for the very first time!), SHANE (I didn't like this odd western back in college, but now I think it's great!—but if you ask me, it didn't deserve either of its Best Supporting Actor nominations) and THE ROBE. I didn't much care for this sword-n-sandals religious epic either when I first saw it in college—and I still don't, even though it's interesting that it was the first movie ever released in Cinemascope. While watching Richard Burton's hammy performance, this character repeatedly came to mind. And then there's TORCH SONG, in which a deliciously (ridiculously?) bitchy Joan Crawford torments a blind pianist and then performs a saucy musical number in blackface. It's hard to imagine how anyone could have thought this was a good idea. Marjorie Rambeau earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for playing Crawford's mother. I'm pretty sure I'd also seen Disney's Best Doc winner THE LIVING DESERT in my grade school years, but I enjoyed it even more as an adult. Sadly, the other Best Doc nominees, THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST and A QUEEN IS CROWNED, have never been put on DVD or video.

 [ Robert Wagner in BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF ]

Just like any other year, there are some real duds included on the Oscar nominations list of 1953—like STALAG 17. William Holden and Robert Strauss were nominated for Oscars (Holden won) for this "comedy" about U.S. servicemen being held in a Nazi prison camp, but the film comes off as an irritating and distasteful mixture of Hogan's Heroes and Schindler's List. With hopes high, I'd brought the DVD along to a dinner party to watch with friends, but we all voted to turn it off after about 30 painful minutes. I finished it by myself at home. There was one interesting homoerotic scene wherein two American POWs are dancing together romantically (of course it's played for laughs, but you gotta' start somewhere), but otherwise this one was a real stinker. I'd been looking forward to THE MOON IS BLUE, since I'd never heard of the film nor its Best Actress nominee Maggie McNamara—and also because its director, Otto Preminger, has a pretty good track record. Reportedly scandalous back in 1953, the film is now little more than an insufferable talk-fest. It put me right to sleep. Best Color Cinematography nominees ALL THE BROTHERS WERE VALIANT (shipboard swashbuckling and Ann Blythe) and BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF (rival rare-sponge-hunting families in the Florida Keys) both look great and feature sexy men running around without their shirts on, but otherwise they're forgettable fluff.

HONDO, a fairly typical John Wayne Western, is mainly interesting for an odd performance by Geraldine Page in her Oscar-nominated film debut. I learned a lot about the origins of the Lutheran Church from Best B&W Cinematography nominee MARTIN LUTHER; THE CAPTAIN'S PARADISE is a smart and enjoyable Alec Guinness comedy with a surprising feminist slant; Richard Burton, now wearing neither sword nor sandals, stars as a British captain stationed in North Africa in the exciting WWII drama THE DESERT RATSnominated for Richard Murphy's story and screenplay and directed by Robert Wise. I enjoyed the soapy 1953 film version of TITANIC, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb—and THE BAND WAGON is a fun and colorful Vincente Minnelli musical starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse and featuring a dynamite grand finale.

I'm happy to report that, as hoped, I did indeed discover some previously unknown jewels hiding amongst the list of the Oscar-nominated films of 1953. My favorite is LILI, a vibrant and moving musical about an orphan in Paris (Best Actress nominee Leslie Caron) who, seeking excitement and romance, runs off and joins the circus. Aside from the lovely Caron, the film features the dashing Jean-Pierre Aumont, the brooding Mel Ferrer, puppets, bizarre dream sequences and Zsa Zsa Gabor. I also particularly enjoyed seeing Marlon Brando in a toga, surrounded by an all-star cast in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's JULIUS CAESAR. Sam Fuller's gritty film noir PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET features a terrific Oscar-nominated turn by Thelma Ritter, and one of the funniest bits of Production Code-evading sexual innuendo I've ever seen (Richard Widmark's thumb gradually becomes erect during a passionate kissing scene with Jean Peters). MOGAMBO is a silly, thrillingly overheated jungle love-triangle between Clark Gable, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner—thrown together by John Ford.

[ Richie Andrusco at Coney Island in LITTLE FUGITIVE ]

Written and directed by Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin and Ray Ashley, LITTLE FUGITIVE is a charming early American independent movie about a young boy who runs away from home after believing he's accidentally killed his older brother. Much of the movie was filmed on location at Coney Island; the footage of the famous amusement park circa 1953 is a real treat to see. Best Screenplay nominee THE CRUEL SEA is a snappy, suspenseful and realistic WWII drama from England, featuring a handsome young Denholm Elliott in the cast. I agree with Leonard Matlin when he calls Anthony Mann's THE NAKED SPUR one of the best Westerns ever made—and that doesn't mean he thinks it's a motel. The film features strong performances by James Stewart, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker and Millard Mitchell, and this is where I would have divvied out the Best Supporting Actor nominations that were instead allotted to Jack Palance and Brandon De Wilde for SHANE. Nominated only for Beirne Lay Jr.'s Best Motion Picture Story and for Hugo Friedhofer's musical score, ABOVE AND BEYOND tells the story of Lt. Col. Paul W. Tibbets, the U.S. pilot who flew the plane that dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima at the end of WWII. The film features Oscar-caliber performances by Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker and seems like an obvious candidate for some of the year's top awards. It's hard to imagine how this fine film somehow slipped through Oscar's fingers. Perhaps voters figured there was only enough room for one WWII melodrama atop the Oscar A-list, and they decided to put their money on FROM HERE TO ETERNITY instead.

The basic-training drama TAKE THE HIGH GROUND!, starring Richard Widmark and Karl Malden, has never been on video or DVD. Unfortunately, the same is true for THE FOUR POSTER—a Rex Harrison/Lili Palmer drama about which Leonard Maltin writes: "Tour de force for stars who enact various phases of married couple's life; warm, witty script; superb performances enhanced by ingenious animated interludes by UPA studio"—and he gives the film ***½. That sounds like a movie I'd like to see!

Special thanks to the folks who've been churning out titles for the Warner Archives Collection, since I wouldn't have been able to watch ALL THE BROTHERS WERE VALIANT, ABOVE AND BEYOND or THE MOON IS BLUE on DVD without them. Special thanks also to Scarecrow Video, for carrying everything ever released on VHS or DVD. They've made this project not only possible, but relatively easy too. A special "no-thanks" goes to Netflix (aka. Wal-Mart Video) and all their Seattle customers who've helped put several wonderful local independent video stores out of business, including Rain City Video in Fremont. Up yours. 

Here are the Oscar-nominated films of 1953, the winners are listed in red:  

Best Picture:
From Here to Eternity
Julius Caesar
The Robe
Roman Holiday

Best Director:
George Stevens for SHANE
Charles Walters for LILI
Billy Wilder for STALAG 17
William Wyler for ROMAN HOLIDAY
Fred Zinnemann for FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

Best Actor:
Marlon Brando in JULIUS CAESAR
Richard Burton in THE ROBE
Montgomery Clift in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
William Holden in STALAG 17

Best Actress:
Leslie Caron in LILI
Ava Gardner in MOGAMBO
Audrey Hepburn in ROMAN HOLIDAY
Maggie McNamara in THE MOON IS BLUE

Best Supporting Actor:
Eddie Albert in ROMAN HOLIDAY
Jack Palance in SHANE
Robert Strauss in STALAG 17
Brandon De Wilde in SHANE

Best Supporting Actress:
Grace Kelly in MOGABMO
Geraldine Page in HONDO
Marjorie Rambeau in TORCH SONG

Best Writing, Story and Screenplay:
Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breren for TITANIC
Betty Comden, Adolph Green for THE BAND WAGON
Millard Kaufman for TAKE THE HIGH GROUND!
Richard Murphy for THE DESERT RATS
Sam Rolfe, Harold Jack Bloom for THE NAKED SPUR

Best Writing, Motion Picture Story:
Ray Ashley, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin for LITTLE FUGITIVE
Ian McLellan Hunter, Dalton Trumbo for ROMAN HOLIDAY
Louis L'Amour for HONDO
Beirne Lay Jr. for ABOVE AND BEYOND

Best Writing, Screenplay:
Eric Ambler for THE CRUEL SEA
Helen Deutsch for LILI
A.B. Guthrie Jr. for SHANE
Ian McLellan Hunter, John Dighton for ROMAN HOLIDAY
Daniel Taradash for FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

Best Cinematography, Black & White:
Joseph C. Brun for MARTIN LUTHER
Burnett Guffey for FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Franz Planer, Henri Alekan for ROMAN HOLIDAY
Joseph Ruttenberg for JULIUS CAESAR

Best Cinematography, Color:
Edward Cronjager for BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF
Loyal Griggs for SHANE
Robert H. Planck for LILI
Leon Shamroy for THE ROBE

Best Documentary Feature:
The Conquest of Everest
The Living Desert
A Queen Is Crowned