Imagine a time when a car cost just $1,100. Gas was 19 cents per gallon. You could get a gallon of milk for only 60 cents. Of course, minimum wage was also 30 cents an hour, so you do the math. The year was 1942.
The Academy Awards began handing out Oscars in 1929 and a few years later on this day, November 26, 1942, the classic film, “Casablanca,” premiered.
Starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, the dramatic movie won 3 Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. The motion picture, set during the Second World War, follows the life of Rick Blaine, a former freedom fighter and a club owner in Casablanca, Morocco, who has to choose between his love for a woman, Ilsa Lund, and saving her husband from the Nazis.
Ask your parents or grandparents if they have seen this cinematic masterpiece, and plan to see it yourself to experience Hollywood history!