Tag: director

July 23, 2015 /

It’s supposed to be Louis the XIV’s, a gift to Claudette Colbert in the comedy Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, and of course it breaks like an eggshell around lanky Mr. Cooper. Funny how differently men are portrayed in the bath…

June 4, 2015 /
February 18, 2015 /

Readers inquired about the scaled down ceremony, I thought I’d supply the visual, and yes – these statuettes were plaster: From left to right, Van Heflin, Greer Garson, James Cagney, and Theresa Wright.

February 16, 2015 /

This week a series of posts about the Academy Awards, but I thought we’d start at the inception, the organizing banquet at the Biltmore on May 11th, 1927.

November 26, 2014 /
November 3, 2014 /
November 3, 2014 /

A tour de force of production design by Hans Dreier. Pictured here is an unidentified artisan with a grouping of heavily featured set pieces – the ominous sculptures of “The Scarlet Empress”. The writer, director, producer, Josef von Sternberg had this to say about filmmaking: Shadow is mystery and light…

October 22, 2014 /