Gordon Hollingshead

Gordon Hollingshead

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Gordon Hollingshead
Film: South side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Producer
Born Jan. 8, 1892 in Garfield, N.J.
Died July 8, 1952 in Balboa Island, Calif.

Producer Gordon Hollingshead, who became head of Warner Bros. short films department in 1925, won more than a dozen Oscars in his career.

Hollingshead gained most of his fame in motion pictures for his patriotic short subjects on events in American history.

He began his film career in 1914 as a part-time actor with the old Thanhauser Studio in New Rochelle, N.Y. After World World I, in which he served as a Signal Corps photographer, Hollingshead was employed by Warner Bros. as an assistant director on films starring John Barrymore. He assisted in making eight Barrymore pictures.

He was also assistant director on "The Jazz Singer," the trailblazer of all talking pictures. He was put in charge of the newly created short subjects department at the studio in 1938.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1932 Best Assistant Director Win
    1943 Best Short Subject - One Reel Cavalcade of Dance With Veloz and Yolanda Nomination
    1943 Best Short Subject - Two Reel Women at War Nomination
    1944 Best Short Subject - Two Reel I Won't Play Win
    1944 Best Short Subject - One Reel Jammin' the Blues Nomination
    1945 Best Documentary - Short Subject Hitler Lives? Win
    1945 Best Short Subject - Two Reel Star in the Night Win
    1945 Best Short Subject - One Reel Story of a Dog Nomination
    1946 Best Short Subject - Two Reel A Boy and His Dog Win
    1946 Best Short Subject - One Reel Facing Your Danger Win
    1946 Best Short Subject - One Reel Smart as a Fox Nomination
    1947 Best Short Subject - One Reel So You Want to Be in Pictures Nomination
    1948 Best Short Subject - Two Reel Calgary Stampede Nomination
    1948 Best Short Subject - One Reel Cinderella Horse Nomination
    1948 Best Short Subject - One Reel So You Want to Be on the Radio Nomination
    1949 Best Short Subject - Two Reel Snow Carnival Nomination
    1949 Best Short Subject - One Reel So You Think You're Not Guilty Nomination
    1949 Best Short Subject - Two Reel The Grass Is Always Greener Nomination
    1950 Best Short Subject - One Reel Grandad of Races Win
    1950 Best Short Subject - Two Reel My Country 'Tis of Thee Nomination
    1951 Best Documentary - Short Subject The Seeing Eye Nomination
    1952 Best Short Subject - One Reel Desert Killer Nomination
    1952 Best Short Subject - Two Reel Thar She Blows! Nomination

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