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Introducing Henry Fonda, Farewell to Jean Harlow

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/9780813144412.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fleming directed his first musical in 1935, Reckless, to mixed reviews. It starred Jean Harlow in the lead, but as the actress could neither sing nor dance, Fleming had to go to great lengths to find ... More


The 1960s Gallery

Tom Mankiewicz

in My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136059
eISBN:
9780813141169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details people Tom worked with or hung with during the swinging Sixties. He examines Hollywood types who influenced him and the show business community. The list is a who's who of the ... More


The Lady Eve and the Female Con

Maria DiBattista

in Fast-Talking Dames

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088151
eISBN:
9780300133882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088151.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at Preston Sturges's accomplished study of America's finest comic specimen: sucker sapiens, in the film The Lady Eve. In it, heroine Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) is a ... More


Career Girl

Christina Rice

in Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the aftermath of Ann’s divorce from Leslie Fenton after twelve years of marriage and her decision to focus on her freelance career. Included are descriptions of films she made ... More


Great Commoner: Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter utilizes the work of Sergei Eisenstein to demonstrate that John Ford’s classic film Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) presents Lincoln as the quintessential Great Commoner. The film is a ... More


Coda

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, American

Steiner was devastated by his son’s death. He was also now legally blind. But the ever-loyal Delmer Daves convinced Steiner to score his latest film—even though Max could not see it. The joy of ... More


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