Mary Claire Kendall
Mary Claire Kendall
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Mary Claire Kendall is a Washington DC-based writer and the author of “Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends,” including Gary Cooper, star of “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.”

Dear Hollywood: Stop Nominating Message Films For Oscars

Far too many of this year’s Oscars competitors are ‘message films,’ ignoring Sam Goldwyn’s maxim, ‘If you want to send a message, use Western Union.’