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)

By Annmarie Gatti on May 15, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

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

By Carol Martinheira on May 24, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

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


A Star is Born - FINALLY!

By FlickChick on Oct 5, 2018 From A Person in the Dark

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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Quotes from

Grandmother Lettie: Esther, everyone in this world who has ever dreamed about better things has been laughed at, don't you know that? But there's a difference between dreaming and doing. The dreamers just sit around and moon about how wonderful it would be if only things were different. And the years roll on and by and by they grow and they forget everything, even about their dreams. Oh yes, you want to be somebody, but you want it to be easy. Oh you modern girls give me a pain!


Esther Blodgett: I'm going out there and BE somebody!


Matt Libby: That's a charming match. A nice girl like Vicki and Public Nuisance Number One.


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Facts about

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 17, 1940 with Adolphe Menjou 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.
The movie's line "Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine." was voted as the #52 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.
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