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Saving Tara and Gone With the Wind

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As with The Wizard of Oz, Fleming took on Gone With the Wind when some shooting had already been done under other directors, and these directorial conflicts would plague the rest of the production. ... More


Guiding Gable in Red Dust

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fleming signed a lucrative contract with MGM in 1931. He met and befriended screenwriter John Lee Mahin, and the two would go on to become one of the best-known screenwriter/director pairs of their ... More


Acting

Ronny Regev

in Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469636504
eISBN:
9781469636771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The fourth chapter exposes the experience of screen players and particularly of movie stars. It shows how famous actors such as Clark Gable, Katherine Hepburn, and Joan Crawford were subjected to two ... More


Test Pilot

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fleming found a balance in home life; he bought a house in Bel-Air that he shared with his wife and now two daughters. He found his next big hit with Test Pilot, a story of romantic love and ... More


One Last Adventure at MGM

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

On December 31, 1944, Fleming’s contract with MGM expired and he chose not to renew it, instead considering retirement. However, he agreed to stay with the studio to finish his current project, ... More


William Faulkner

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Hawks discusses his experiences working with William Faulkner on the films Soldiers’ Pay, Today We Live, Pylon, The Tarnished Angels, To Have and Have Not, and Land of the Pharaohs. ... More


Hatari!

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0033
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks describes the production of Hatari!, a film shot on location in Africa. He speaks about the difficulty in casting the film, and his regret concerning the weak plot. Hawks also discusses the ... More


“An Expensive Leading Woman”

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hopkins is cast in Two Kinds of Women, William C. de Mille’s final film. She has a brief affair with actor John Gilbert. She does Dancing in the Dark with George Raft, with whom she battles on the ... More


Chapter Thirteen

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Gilbert meets, woos and quickly married starlet Virginia Bruce. She co-stars with him in his best talkie, Downstairs, for which he supplied the story. Background on the pre-Code films of 1932, ... More


Pioneering the Screwball Comedy:: Jean Harlow in Bombshell

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses and summarizes two more of Fleming’s successes: 1933’s The White Sister and Bombshell. The White Sister starred Clark Gable and Helen Hayes. Bombshell starred Jean Harlow and ... More


Chapter 7

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1932, Cary Grant had his first major role in a high profile film, working with the famed star-director team Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus (1932). Chapter 7 explores the ... More


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