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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 (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


Who is “A Star is Born” about?

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


Musical Monday: A Star is Born (1954)

on Oct 1, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: A Star Is Born (1954)?? Musi... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: A Star Is Born (1937)

By Amanda Garrett on Jan 30, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

A Star Is Born (1937), starring Janet Gaynor, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). January's theme is movies about Hollywood. Toda... Read full article


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Quotes from

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


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!


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

Sometimes erroneously stated as Lana Turner's film debut as an extra in the scene at Santa Anita, but Turner's daughter Cheryl Crane has confirmed that Turner did not appear in this film.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 13, 1937 with Janet Gaynor, Lionel Stander and May Robson reprising their film roles.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 17, 1940 with Adolphe Menjou reprising his film role.
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