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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Five Fun Facts: A Star is Born (1937) 1) Pick a number, four or five… So, how many versions of this movie are there, really? Well, most classic film fans would say a definite ‘four,’ end of story — which would be the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March... Read full article


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Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934) – a star is born

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Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934) – a star is born On May 24, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sometimes it’s hard to believe there was a time when Bette Davis was not a star. Yet, between 1930 and 1933 she was mostly a supporting player with little scree... Read full article


A Star is Born (2018)

By Alyson on Jan 23, 2019 From The Best Picture Project

A Star is Born is a story that seems to be revived every couple decades. The first film was in 1937. A remake with Judy Garland and James Mason came in 1954. And another came to be with Barbara Streisand in 1976. Now, with Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper stars and has made his directorial debut with his n... Read full article


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Quotes from

Matt Libby: That elopement thing is out; we're gonna have a wedding. Where are we going to have it?
Oliver Niles: The customary place, I believe, is a church.
Matt Libby: Nah! It's been done. This has gotta be something big... The beach! I can visualize it. The bridesmaids in bathing suits; twenty thousand Santa Monica school children spelling out the word "love"... but is it big enough?


Grandmother Lettie: Tragedy is a test of courage. If you can meet it bravely, it will leave you bigger than it found you. If not than you will have to live all you life as a coward, because no matter where you may run you can never run away from yourself.


Norman Maine: What do they do with the actors while you're away?
Matt Libby: Oh, they cut 'em into slices and fry 'em with eggs.


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Facts about

The Oscar that Janet Gaynor receives in the film is her own Oscar, which she won for her role in 7th Heaven.
"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 29, 1946 with Fredric March reprising his film role.
The character of Norman Maine was based on several real actors, including John Barrymore, John Gilbert, and John Bowers, who drowned off Malibu during the film's production.
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