Hans Remembers- Wednesday February 4, 1970- 50 years ago-
- One of the most celebrated movies of the 1970’s- premiered this evening in New York City- Patton- starring George C. Scott and Karl Malden. The movie would go on to win 7 Academy Awards- including Best Picture 1970. I was only nine at the time so while I didn’t see it on the big screen I have over the years seen it countless times in VHS/DVD and television. It’s one of those movies even if I fall onto it midway through while channel surfing I stop and watch it. My one problem with the movie- sometimes it comes across as The Omar Bradley Story-[played by Malden}- keep in mind a consultant for the movie was – General Omar Bradley. George C. Scott would famously decline to accept the Best Actor Oscar for his role as Patton. Scott had a long and successful career but Patton is the movie everyone associates first when thinking of him. Note- Patton was Milhous Nixon’s favorite film.
- English- American actress Gabrielle Anwar was born 50 years ago today in Laleham, Surrey, England. She has been nominated for awards for her work in -The Librarian- The Return of King Solomon’s Mines, The Tudors, Burn Notice and Once Upon A Time.
- Shareholders of American Motors Corporation approved the purchase of the Kaiser Jeep Corporation manufacturers of the civilian and military jeep vehicles.
- American poet Louise Bogan a former United States Poet Laureate in 1945-46- died at the age of 72. Elizabeth Frank’s biography of Bogan- “Louse Bogan- A Portrait” won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986.