A Star Is Born Overview:

A Star Is Born (1937) was a Drama Film directed by William A. Wellman and Jack Conway and produced by David O. Selznick.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorFredric MarchNominated
Best ActressJanet GaynorNominated
Best DirectorWilliam A. WellmanNominated
Best PictureSelznick International PicturesNominated
Best WritingWilliam A. Wellman, Robert CarsonWon
Best WritingDorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert CarsonNominated
Special AwardTo W. Howard Greene for the color photography of A Star Is Born. (This Award was recommended by a committee of leading cinematographers after viewing all the color pictures made during the year.)Won
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A Star is Born - FINALLY!

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Let me get this out of the way - I absolutely love this latest version of "A Star is Born." There's no denying it - Lady Gaga is a star Having seen all prior versions, as well as the inspirational "What Price Hollywood?", I consider this one film story that periodically begs a remake/update becau... Read full article


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on Oct 5, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

What Hollywood figures inspired the characters in ?A Star is Born?? When I started out this post, I was ready with a relatively simple answer after learning about this in an April 2018 interview with William Wellman, Jr. at the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival. But the more I researched, ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Esther Blodgett: [Practising her line with an accent] Acme... Naw Shmith ain't in!


Danny McGuire: The program tonight's gonna be swell. Take this fella Beethoven: I'm a pushover for him. And Chopin - well, he's not so dusty, either.


Oliver Niles: Now, I'm going to turn you over to our demon press agent, Libby. Don't let him frighten you. He has a heart of gold... only harder.


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The funeral scene was inspired by the funeral of Irving Thalberg, where fans swarmed around his widow Norma Shearer outside the church. A similar scene occurred at Jean Harlow's funeral two months after the film's release.
Plans were announced in 1938 for a sequel entitled Heartbreak Town, about a child actor but it was never made.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 16, 1950 with Fredric March reprising his film role.
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