Today in Movie History: November 11

 

Roustabout (1964)

On this Veteran’s Day, we saw a trio of Best Picture winners first released in theaters. True to form, the Academy decided to honor Gentleman’s Agreement in 1947… because being denied entrance to a country club was the worst thing Jewish people have ever had to deal with. The Oscars did better in 1951 by selecting An American in Paris for top honors.

On the non-Oscar front, Neil Jordan’s stylish and sexy horror adaptation Interview with the Vampire opened today in 1994, and Robin Williams changed the game on the animation front with the release of Disney’s Aladdin two years earlier.


 

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