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Oy.  I’m behind on my reading and general research because I’m knee-deep in “Downton Abbey.”  I’m only two episodes from finishing Season 1.  I promise to post stuff from an actual film next.

But, in the meantime…

The Academy is hosting a screening the the first Oscar winner, “Wings” from 1927, with live musical accompaniment.  It’s January 18th (yes, tomorrow) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8929 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90211.  It’s part of Paramount exhibition celebrating their first 100 years.  Tickets are only $5, $3 if you have a valid student ID, but they went on sale Dec. 1st.  Call to see if they’re still available!!!

If you miss it there’s lots more to see.  In the Academy Grand Lobby Gallery there are original posters of all Paramount’s Best Picture winners, behind-the-scenes production stills, and for you fashion fans, Edith Head (Paramount’s costume designer deluxe) costume sketches.  Ends February 5th.  Admission is free!  Take advantage!

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA, 90211.