1939 – inside a studio sewing room.
BEGUILING MELODIES #1: I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Lyrics by Dorothy Fielding, Music by Jimmy McHugh, as heard in Bringing Up Baby “It’s extraordinary how potent cheap… Read more Thoughts on music in movies, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, by George Kaplan →
BEAUTIFUL BABY! A paleontologist with a missing bone; a crazily adorable heiress; a refrigerator-cold fiancee; two (that’s TWO!) leopards, one of which is wild, the other named Baby with a… Read more Thoughts on Bringing Up Baby (1938), by George Kaplan →
Two kids at the Academy Awards: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. judges the net – mixed doubles. “Big Bill” Tilden (standing far left), the first American Wimbledon champion, taught tennis to movie… Read more JUDY GARLAND →
Hawks’ friend (and Hepburn’s sometime-boyfriend) Howard Hughes finally suggested Cary Grant for the role. Grant had just finished shooting his breakthrough romantic comedy The Awful Truth, and Hawks may have… Read more Bringing Up Baby – I just went gay all of a sudden →
Scheduled for release by Columbia Pictures in early fall, Dr. Strangelove is being shot in England, it was explained, to accommodate Peter Sellers, who was unable to leave the country… Read more DR. STRANGELOVE →
Anita Loos, looking scholarly, famous for writing the bestselling, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, notoriously lied about her age, stating she started writing for motion pictures at the age of twelve in… Read more ANITA LOOS – RICHARD NEUTRA →