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A Star is Born (1954) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Jack L. Warner, Sidney Luft and Vern Alves.

A Star is Born was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2000.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorJames MasonNominated
Best ActressJudy GarlandNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Malcolm Bert, Gene Allen, Irene Sharaff; Set Decoration: George James HopkinsNominated
Best Costume DesignJean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg, Irene SharaffNominated
Best Music - ScoringRay HeindorfNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Ira GershwinNominated

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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

Judge George J. Barnes: Were you Norman Maine the actor?
Norman Maine: Yes.

Matt Libby: This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, with a whimper.

Oliver Niles: You know Libby you missed a lot not knowing Norman Maine.
Matt Libby: Not knowing him? I spent my life knowing him. I knew what he was going to do before he did it. I knew him backwards.
Oliver Niles: You didn't know him at all. He was quite a guy.

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This was George Cukor's 37th film, his first musical, and his first full production in color.
Judy Garland was nominated for an Oscar as best actress and James Mason was nominated for best actor. These two nominations are the first time in Academy Awards history for two people in the same film playing roles for which different people were earlier nominated for Oscars: Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in the 1937 version.
Groucho Marx called Judy Garland not winning an Oscar for A Star Is Born, "the biggest robbery since Brink's." Hedda Hopper later reported that her loss to Grace Kelly for The Country Girl was the result of the closest Oscar vote up till that time that didn't end in a tie, with just six votes separating the two. In any event, it was a heartbreak from which she never really recovered and which has remained a matter of some controversy ever since.
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