Mardi Gras,1956: …is captured in rare and historic film and still photographs from New Orleans Mardi Gras, 1956. http://bit.ly/aKtZ3s
…is captured in rare and historic film and still photographs from New Orleans Mardi Gras, 1956:
Artist Mar Dore stumbled on a box of slides in her family’s home in Texas a few years back, and inside, discovered photographs that her father, John Mizenko, took of the parades back in the era of “Mad Men.” That box of slides was like a time capsule, Mar says, and opened a door into history—the history of New Orleans, and of her own family.
I do love a parade and there is nothing like a Mardi Gras parade. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
…so we’ll have another 6 weeks of Avatar.
The science-fiction sensation “Avatar” and the war-on-terror thriller “The Hurt Locker” lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for James Cameron and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow.
For the first time since 1943 the Oscars feature 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual five.
I understand they expanded the field to make sure the less popular films also had a shot at Best Picture glory, although The Hurt Locker probably would have made it regardless.
Side note: The Hurt Locker probably set the record for lowest grossing film ever to score a Best Picture nomination. I’d love to see it win just so that Cameron gets spanked — by his ex-wife.