Categories: Art, Culture, Design, Entertainment, fashion, Fiction, Film, Gastronomy, History, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Movies, New York, Photography, Story, Theater, Travel, Truth & Rumors, Uncategorized • Tags: Easy Living 1937, Jean Arthur, Jean Arthur Thanksgiving, Mitchell Leisen, Preston Sturges, Ray Milland, Ray Milland nibbling on turkey leg
I may still be up… I may be trying to figure out how to post a little-dishy-something on my blog from my phone… I most certainly had a wonderful time… And in mere moments, I can guarantee, I will be sleeping!
Categories: Architecture, Culture, Design, Entertainment, fashion, Film, History, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Memoir, Movies, Photography, Story, Theater, Truth & Rumors, Uncategorized • Tags: after the Academy Awards, Easy Living 1937, gone fishing, Jean Arthur, JeanArthur, Ray Milland, RayMilland, sleeping
Preston Sturges had signed a deal with Paramount in 1936, and Easy Living was his first assignment for them. Although putatively based on a story by Vera Caspary, Sturges in fact supposedly kept almost nothing of it except the mink coat. When a studio executive rejected the script because “1936 was not the time for comedies”, Sturges took the script directly to Mitchell Leisen, of which Sturges said “going to a director over the head of my producer was not […]
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