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Cukor’s Tragicomedies of Marriage: , , , and

Maureen Turim

in George Cukor: Hollywood Master

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748693566
eISBN:
9781474416023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses four of Cukor's comedies: Dinner at Eight (1933), No More Ladies (1935), The Women (1939), and The Marrying Kind (1952). They are films largely derived from Broadway successes, ... More


Chapter Four

Patrick McGilligan

in George Cukor: A Double Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on George Cukor’s early career as a Hollywood director. Cukor was unusual among stage directors from the East Coast enticed to Hollywood for talkies, in that he found ... More


Prospero Unbound: John Barrymore’s Theatrical Transformations of Cinema Reality

George Toles

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Barrymore might be described as the supreme embodiment of theatre on film. No matter what roles he plays, the aura of theatre inescapably and (so often) magically defines his relation to the ... More


A Star is Dead: Barrymore’s Anti-Christian Metaperformance

Kyle Stevens

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores John Barrymore’s performance in three of George Cukor’s films: A Bill of Divorcement (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933) and Romeo and Juliet (1936). This chapter examines the verbal ... More


Going Hollywood

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After her husband’s death, Billie Burke reinvents herself in Hollywood. With the moral support of Will Rogers and the professional support of Sam Goldwyn, she becomes a sought-after character ... More


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