It is universally agreed that 1939 was the greatest year in the history of the American Cinema. The year saw the release of a number of movies which are today considered true Classics.
The Academy Award Ceremony for 1939 was held on February 29, 1940 and was hosted by Bob Hope. The nominees for Best Picture were:
The Wizard of Oz
Gone With the Wind
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Of Mice And Men
Bring the name of the winner for Best Picture that evening to the Hudson County Genealogical Society’s “Meet the Greatest Generation” event on April 14 at the Secaucus Public Library at 11 am and win a slice of their famous “Census Cake”.
The event will feature a talk, “Counting Heads – The History of the Census and How to Use it to Unlock Your Family History”; live 1940 Music preformed by Mark Wright; free “Census Cake” and coffee; and access to the media center with fourteen workstations where they will show you tips to find your 1940 families.
Admission is Free but space for the media center session is limited. Advance registration is suggested if you would like to take part in the media center research portion of the program.
Register online today at: hudsoncounty1940census.eventbrite.com
There is still plenty of room.
All persons submitting an incorrect answer to our question will receive a consolation prize of a free slice of “Census Cake”.