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Beshert: The Early Warner Bros. Years

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jack Warner and Raoul Walsh kept it going for 30 years. In Jack's native Yiddish, they were beshert, two people who were “intended,” who found that they were “meant to be.” Walsh liked to say that he ... More


Oedipus Wrecked: The Late 1940s at Warner Bros.

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While Raoul Walsh was still shooting The Man I Love in the fall of 1945, he rekindled his interest in Cheyenne. Cheyenne is far more interesting as a sexual farce than it is as a western action ... More


Out of the Night: At Home at Warner Bros.

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh prepared to direct They Drive by Night. This film offers one of the best demonstrations in his body of work of how effortlessly and naturally he segues between hope and hopelessness, ... More


In Love and War

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh was living fully the scenario he'd concocted long ago: he'd hardly finish one picture, and the next morning the studio would throw a new script on his front lawn. In early September 1942, ... More


All This, Jack Warner, and Bette Davis, Too

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/9780813174310.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jack Warner cancels All This, and Heaven Too, a decision that Hopkins doesn’t take well. They agree that when the film is produced, Hopkins will do it. When her divorce is granted, she returns to ... More


A Family Business

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Harry Warner interviewed Kertész in early 1926 while searching for talent to support his growing film company. He and his younger brother Jack—the studio’s production chief—got hold of a print of The ... More


West Hollywood to Burbank

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/9780813174310.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Samuel Goldwyn loans Hopkins to Warner Bros. for a four-picture deal. Hopkins is slipping at the box office, so Anatole Litvak suggests that they cast her in their new property Dark Victory. But ... More


Inconsolable

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinderella Jones and Rhapsody in Blue didn'pay off. Newspapers reported the demise of Buzz's fifth marriage. If Buzz courted the idea of remarriage, the timing couldn't have been worse. Gertrude was ... More


Post-Traumatic Inspiration

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The grueling hours between court and set weighed heavily on Buzz. The legal expense, the pages of billing minutiae to the quarter hour, came due on the heels of Buzz's $95,000 settlement. Giesler's ... More


Hitchcock and Warner Bros.

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the relationship between Hitchcock and Jack L. Warner. Warner Bros. had agreed to serve as a distributor for pictures made by Transatlantic films with the proviso that ... More


The Stage Debacle

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Buzz wrapped up Cinderella Jones in May 1944. “Star Spangled Banner Girls” never materialized, and the more promising bio of Marilyn Miller was mired in legalities. On June 2, Gertrude was rushed to ... More


Happy Vagabonds

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/9780813144269.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives an account of Ann and Leslie’s extended honeymoon through much of Europe and some of Africa, highlighted by extended stays in Paris and Berlin before and after the filming of ... More


Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Alan K. Rode

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Michael Curtiz directed some of the greatest American films of the twentieth century but has been largely forgotten. He does not fitthe conventional definition of a cinematic auteur, and many of his ... More


“I, Too, Can Sing”

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter two begins with background information on the making of the Broadway musical Camelot by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, the team behind My Fair Lady. Jack Warner, intent on repeating the ... More


Chapter Eleven

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/9780816680382.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses some of the films made by George Cukor at the end of the Golden Age, including My Fair Lady (1964), for which Cukor won an Academy Award as best director. My Fair Lady was ... More


Over-Egg the Pudding

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter six begins with the intense last production phase of the huge Warner Bros. musical film Camelot. Its production designer, John Truscott, was so distraught that he quit, but was lured back by ... More


A Writer of Revolutionary Potential: Chester Himes and Black Noir

Brian Dolinar

in The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032691
eISBN:
9781617032707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter looks at Chester Himes, who started publishing short stories while in prison. After his release in 1936, however, it became apparent that short story writing was not enough to make a ... More


The Southland House as a Set

Peter J. Hollida

in American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines several commissions made by people connected with Hollywood, including W. R. Hearst, Dorothy Arzner, Jack Warner, and George Cukor, and designers working for them (Julia Morgan, ... More


Bwana Devil

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter one describes the production and release of Bwana Devil, the 1952 3D film that launched the 3D boom in Hollywood. Arch Oboler, producer and director, of the film is interviewed along with ... More


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